Saturday, August 23, 2003
Opal Josephine "Jo" Moss passed away Aug. 10, 2003, at her ranch in Clark after a short illness. She was 83.
Jo was born Feb. 13, 1920, to Fred and Grace Marlatt in Holyoke. She was the surviving twin.
She graduated in 1938 from Albin High School in Albin, Wyo., where she excelled in basketball. Jo moved to San Diego at the beginning of World War II to help with the war effort as a "bucker upper." She worked as a riveter on P-38 aircraft.
In 1942, Jo married William Raymond Baugh in Los Angeles. The couple moved to Pine Bluffs, Wyo., three years later to take over management of the Baugh family farm.
While in Pine Bluffs, Jo was a member of the Weld County School Board, a Future Homemakers of America sponsor and chaperone, and enjoyed Pine Bluffs' basketball games. She also enjoyed horseback riding, bowling and softball.
After her husband's death in 1975, Jo married Bob Moss of Clark, where she lived until her death.
Bob and Jo traveled extensively, made a winter home in Alamo, Texas, and participated in the Hahn's Peak Historical Society. The couple also established a museum of antique washing machines and enjoyed giving annual tours to schoolchildren.
Jo was preceded in death by two brothers, Faye and Ed Marlatt, and her husband, Bob Moss.
She is survived by three sisters, Ruby Berryman, Betty Kieler and Donna Samuelson; a brother, Don Marlatt; a daughter, Jo Anne Moss; three stepsons, Dean, Dave and Don Moss; nine grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
A celebration of Jo's life was held Aug. 14, 2003, at her Clark home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Steamboat Springs.