MARY FRANCES WARD MOSELEY, 92, while surrounded
by her family stepped into heaven on May 23, 2018,
in Ranger, TX, with burial at the Alameda Cemetery
in Eastland County.
Mary was born on July 28, 1925, in LaCasa, TX to
Edgar Ward & Verda Thorp Ward. She attended
Ranger Schools and was in the graduating Class
of 1943. As a longtime Ranger resident, Mary
knew and was eager to share the history of her
town. She even has a day, July 28th, proclaimed
as Mary Moseley Day for the City of Ranger.
Mary was a gifted piano player. From a young age
& throughout her life, she generously shared her
musical talent. Her amazing gift was utilized
at many churches throughout Ranger and in the
surrounding areas. She was dedicated to play for
Sunday Morning Church, at Ranger Care Center, for
25 years. Many knew Mary as a walking hymnal,
because when given the title, she could play any
In March of 1948, at Cisco, TX, she became a
devoted wife to Fred Kenneth Moseley. During
their 45 years of marriage, they complemented
each other as ranchers, parents, & life partners.
Together, they raised five children, Randy,
Elaine, Bill, Julie, and James. She considered
her children a blessing from God and truly
loved each of them unconditionally.
Her beautiful life will forever be cherished by
her children: Fred Randall Moseley & wife, Ann
of Mertzon, TX; Mary Elaine Brown & husband,
Dean of Kingsland, TX; William Ward Moseley &
wife, Karen of Ranger, TX; Julia Ann Moseley
(RHS-1980) Wheeler & husband, Keith of Glen
Rose, TX; James Edward Moseley (RHS-1984) &
wife, Beth of Burkburnett, TX; 10 grandchildren;
16 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great grandchild;
several nieces and nephews, and all those she
befriended, guided, and loved.
Loved ones who preceded Mary in death are: her
husband, Fred Kenneth Moseley; father, Edgar
Ward; mother, Verda Ward; & brother, Donald Ward