Marcie Mosley, 56, of Helena passed away suddenly Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2008 at St. Peters Hospital in Helena of heart failure.
She was born May 10, 1951 in Dallas, Texas to Clifton Ben and Clayette Ann "Robbie" Easley. She is survived by her husband, Maj. Gen. Randall D. Mosley, Montana's Adjutant General for the National Guard; her son Scott and his wife Joey and grandson Harrison, all from Killeen, Texas; and brother Michael and his wife Diane Easley from Houston, Texas; and sister Debbie Dagenais of Dallas, Texas. She is preceded in death by her parents.
She spent the first 19 years of her life in Dallas. In 1971, she met her soon-to-be husband, Randy, while he was undergoing Army flight training in Fort Wolters, Texas. She lit up his life and soon they were married by a Justice of the Peace in Newton, Ala. She spent the next few years traveling from one military post to another supporting her husband's career.
For the next 37 years they were inseparable. She loved to travel, cook and sew. Marcie especially loved the military social activities and with her outgoing ways, she was the life of the party. After leaving military active duty life, she and her husband moved to Missoula where they lived until 1982 when they moved to Helena.
In Missoula she learned to skydive and made her first parachute jump. She also loved traveling across the country on their motorcycle and was fond of sharing the trials and tribulations of motorcycle traveling with anyone who would listen. She went to school there and became a licensed practical nurse.
In Helena she worked for the Helena School District and assisted teachers in young children's education. She especially loved that role and enjoyed working with kids of all ages. She developed diabetes in her later life and in 2001, after suffering from congestive heart failure, she moved to Salt Lake City, Utah while awaiting a heart transplant.
There she acquired her third Shi Tzu, which kept her company while awaiting a new heart to be available. She received a new heart in July 2001. It gave her six more years of happiness and joy of being able to share time with family. She loved traveling in their motorhome and was eagerly awaiting her husband's retirement so they could begin spending winters where it doesn't snow. Although Montana was home, she was a Dallas girl at heart and loved warm weather. She was a symbol of strength and determination to all who knew her.
A memorial service celebrating her life will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 20 at the Gateway Center, 1710 National Ave. in Helena. A reception will follow the service. Memorials in Marcie's name are suggested to the Donate Life America (National Organ Donor Organization) 700 N. 4th Street; Richmond, VA 23219; American Diabetes Assn. P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312; Montana State Veterans Cemetery P.O. Box 5715, Helena, Montana 59604 or to an organization or charity of the donor's choice.
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