Arlina Cole Moss
March 16, 1930 – March 7, 2018
Arlina Cole Moss died at her daughter’s home in Lake Oswego, Oregon, on March 7, 2018. She was 87. Born in Mississippi, Mrs. Moss grew up and was educated in Alabama. She moved to Punta Gorda, Florida upon her marriage to Calvin P. Moss in 1955. Both Mr. and Mrs. Moss taught in the Charlotte County public school system for some 25 years. Mr. Moss, who died in 2012, taught generations of Punta Gorda students to sing; Mrs. Moss taught the same students how to read and write. An inveterate genealogist, Mrs. Moss applied her research and analytic skills to document family connections across the centuries. She was always ready to share her knowledge with the broader genealogical community and welcome newcomers to the field. Mrs. Moss is survived by her daughters, Elizabeth Moss and Laura Natale, granddaughter Sarah Natale, and beloved cat Remy.