|Birth: ||Apr. 15, 1920|
|Death: ||Jul. 7, 1974|
Lois Elizabeth Stewart was born in Jackson County, MN, the only child of Billy & Billie Stewart. She first married Charles Clyde Bates of Grinnell; her second marriage was to John Elmer Wrightsman of Gage County, NE. Her third marriage was to Arthur C. Mosley, also of Jackson County, MN.
I was astounded to learn that she played softball when she was young, played the saxophone in high school, and was a cheerleader as well. I would have loved to have had many more years to learn more about the amazing woman that she was.
She was a graduate of Grinnell College in Grinnell, IA, a pilot in the Civil Air Patrol during WWII, a journalist for the Des Moines Register & Tribune, and a high school teacher in several school districts in Iowa. Her last employment was with the Iowa Commission for the Blind in Des Moines.
She died of cancer at St Luke's Hospital in Des Moines when she was only 54. She is buried in Iowa City because she had requested that her body be donated to medical research for cancer at the University of Iowa.
I was 21 when I lost my mom and I miss her every day. Her 2 granddaughters have grown up missing the Grandma they never had a chance to know.
living in the flats
every day was fine
each night a whole new experience
and one day the wind changed direction
I was too busy with small talk
to hear an outpouring of bad news
someone had gone, had gone
(that's how I always saw her)
away she had flown
into the mists of Heaven
free of this world's reverie
by Ted Hamilton, a former student of Lois Mosley and my friend through the passing decades.
William Robertson Stewart (1893 - 1967)
Williamina Marie Thompson Stewart (1898 - 1972)
Arthur C Mosley (1919 - 1983)
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Record added: Nov 18, 2007
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Happy Mother's Day - thinking of you today. You were such an amazing mom. I wish I had told you so when you were still with me.|
Added: May. 9, 2010
Thinking of you today. Crazy Christmas- we had a white Christmas morning!|
Added: Dec. 25, 2009
Best 4th of July memories are when I was little and we went out to the fireworks and celebration at Lake Paullina.|
Added: Jul. 4, 2009
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