- December 20, 1933 - March 30, 2008
- Quincy, California
of Henri's Passing
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“Henri, sorry I spent so much time hanging around distracting Andy when he was supposed to be repairing tires.
Your family wrote a wonderful obit; ...Read More »
1 of 15 | Posted by: Clark Tanner - Montrose, CO
“I'll miss this great man, I pry to God that I have at least half of his greatness and goodness flowing in my veins. My Brother was more than a...Read More »
2 of 15 | Posted by: Andre M. Moser - Pomona CA
“Our condolences to all of Henri's family. Henri was one nice guy, and will be missed by all who knew him. Jerry went to school with Henri. He's with...Read More »
3 of 15 | Posted by: Jerry & Joyce Adams
“Henri was a part of my family even before I was a part of my family. I married his grand daughter Tiffany and inherited a wonderful grandfather and...Read More »
4 of 15 | Posted by: JP Kennedy - Graeagle, Ca
“Condolences to the family. I knew Henri as a golfer at Greagle Meadows in the '70's. a golfer at Greagle Meadows in the '70's. He was always a...Read More »
5 of 15 | Posted by: John Bowers - Keaau, Hawaii
“It's so seldom one meets someone as kind as Henri. When we moved with our small baby to Quincy in 1967, we were close to being penniless, so when...Read More »
6 of 15 | Posted by: Gene & Betti Labs
“Cindy and Steve, I am so sorry to hear about Henri. My sympathies are with you both. Cancer seems to have a terrible place in our family and we...Read More »
7 of 15 | Posted by: Karen Stiles - Modesto, Ca
“Henri will always be a part of my life. I will never forget the time that I met him. So many phrases that no one but the six of us will ever know...Read More »
8 of 15 | Posted by: Joel Corippo - Ukiah, Ca
“Well Henry, that " hard core exterior and cotton candy interior ", was appreciated by all that knew you! You would of been proud of your family...Read More »
9 of 15 | Posted by: Starra Kennedy - Quincy,CA
“Cindy, Mike and families, You know your Dad was a very important part of my families lives. We all loved him so much. He and Posey had so much fun...Read More »
10 of 15 | Posted by: Betty Cornell - Murrieta, Ca
“It doesn't really seem real that Henri is missing from our lives. I have so many fond and vivid memories of the entire Moser family. Henri will never...Read More »
11 of 15 | Posted by: Jamie Vaughn (Allen) Reno, Nevada
“CONDOLENCE TO HENRI'S FAMILY WHO DO NOT KNOW US, BUT NO MATTER. I WENT TO SCHOOL WITH HIM IN 1951 TO 53, WE HAD GYM TOGETHER, AND HENRI COULD ALWAYS...Read More »
12 of 15 | Posted by: JOHN & VIRGINIA SEDWICK
“When someone like Henri Moser passes on; we all have a chance to reflect on how big a part he played in our lives. When we came to Quincy in 1965,...Read More »
13 of 15 | Posted by: Pete & Marilyn Allen Reno, Nevada
“I would like to send my condolences to the family of Henri Moser, I, like many other young hoodlums had the opportunity to work for Henri at some...Read More »
14 of 15 | Posted by: Craig Graham - Redding, CA
“My sympathies to Henry's family. I remember Henry from growing up in Quincy. He always waved hello as we drove by and had a big smile on his face....Read More »
15 of 15 | Posted by: Sindy Avery McCosker
Henri Marcel Moser, born December 20, 1933, Susanville Ca. passed away from complications due to colon cancer March 30, 2008 in Reno, Nevada with his family by his side.
Henri was preceded in death by his Wife, Lois Mary (Morton) Moser, Sons, Leonard and Martin Moser, Parents, John Marcel Moser and Nadine Melba (Carman) Moser, and Brother Leonard Moser.
Henri graduated from Quincy High School in 1953 and married his High School Sweetheart Lois Mary Morton September 19 of the same year. They were busy raising 4 children when, after Henri won a trip to Hawaii from Union Oil, he met a young Hawaiian boy diving for coins thrown from tourists. Once that diver explained to Henri that risking his life for small coin denominations wasn't worth it Henri began tossing larger sums into the water. It was only a couple years and a few more trips to Hawaii later when Henri and Lois brought that young boy to Quincy where their newest son, Mike Trask, experienced snowmobiling for the first time, finished his teenage years with his new siblings and graduated from Quincy H.S.
Henri spent almost 50 years in Quincy either filling your vehicle with Ethyl or selling you one. Henri began his career in the public eye while working for Red West at the Richfield Service Station, (currently Union 76). Anyone who can remember attending a movie at the old Town Hall Theatre can remember the Richfield Gas Station advertisement with Red West saying, 'If you can't stop then smile as you go by' all the while with Henri in the background offering his famous 'wave' to the viewing audience. That famous salute stayed with Henri up until his last days. In 1965 Henri signed a lease with Union Oil and started his own service station located directly across the street from what is now Subway. He decided to change careers in 1977 and went to work for Rich Demars at Nugget Motors. Henri sold thousands of vehicles in the 21 years he worked for Nugget Motors. Henri's day would typically begin hours before work in his kitchen cooking enough food for everyone at the dealership. Some may even remember his famous baby picture he enjoyed sharing with special customers.
Henri loved the game of golf. It was his favorite method of working because he'd inevitably sell a car during the round. Henri maintained a single digit golf handicap and managed to rack up several hole-in-ones. To this day you can read his name on the 'Hole-In-One' trophy wall at Graeagle Meadows.
Anyone who met Henri Moser, even if it was only once, will remember him forever. Henri had a knack for finding that special thing to say that would be embedded into your memory for a life time. Some of his family members couldn't wait to introduce a friend or loved one to Henri. It was always with great eagerness to wait for Henri's comments. And of course some of Henri's family members tried their best to avoid those embarrassing moments.
Henri was loved and respected as an honest, hard working, generous, humorous and loving human being. Henri is survived by his sons and daughter-in-laws; Michael and Leticia Moser of Yerrington, NV, Michael and Renee Trask of Hilo, HI, daughter and son-in-law; Cindy and Stephen Moser-Stiles of Reno, NV, brothers: Sid of Quincy, CA and Andy of Phillips Ranch, CA, sister; Judy Fellows of Central Point, OR, grandchildren: Tiffany and her husband JP Kennedy, Lori, Kyle, Jared, Hulali, Kaiana, Mark, James, John and Joshua along with his great grandchildren; Connor, Carter and Aaron Kennedy.
A celebration of Henri's life will take place at the Quincy Veteran's Memorial Hall, Saturday May 3rd, 2008 at 11:00 AM. An opportunity to express your condolences to the family along with signing the memorial guest register is available online at www.fehrmanmortuary.com. The family suggests any remembrances in Henri's memory be made to the Plumas Community Hospice c/o Fehrman Mortuary, P.O. Box 53, Quincy, CA 95971.