Annabel "Ann" Moses

of Philip, South Dakota, died on Wednesday, May 2, 2018
at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip at the age of 85

Annabel E. Erickson was born April 19, 1933, in Border, Minnesota, to Andrew and Ada (Gagnon) Erickson. She grew up and received her education in International Falls, Minnesota. After her schooling, she moved to Hawthorne, Nevada, where she met a marine, Gay Moses.

They were united in marriage on April 20, 1953, in Hawthorne. After Gay’s honorable discharge, they moved to his father’s ranch near Witten, South Dakota. In 1955, they moved to Philip, South Dakota, where she worked as a waitress, mail carrier, school cook, and later at Carley’s Grocery Store. She was a Certified Nursing Assistant at the Philip Hospital for over 30 years, and was a very hard and dedicated worker.

After her husband Gay’s death on January 20, 2012, Ann continued to remain in Philip, where she was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church and the Evening Guild, the Hospital Auxilliary, and the chairman of the Bad River Senior Center for many years. She enjoyed quilting, loved to bowl, playing cards, and liked to cook for everybody, especially making bread. She treasured the time she spent with her grandkids.

Ann was grateful to Rick “rent-a-brother” Coyle, who religiously checked on Ann every day. Ann and the family truly appreciated this gesture.

Survivors include four sons: Dennis (Donna) Moses of Escondido, California, Joe (Michaelea) Moses of Rapid City, Michael (Shar) Moses of Philip, and Donald (Wanda) Moses of Fairmont, Nebraska; two daughters, Bonnie (Dave) Moses of Exeter, NE, and Julie (Todd) Brown of Fairmont, NE; twelve grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren; three sisters, Genevieve Handly of Rogers, AR, Sylvia Schavez of San Diego, CA, and Agnes (Francis) Amiote of International Falls, MN; and a host of other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband Gay Moses on January 20, 2012; her parents; and one granddaughter Shanda Kay Moses.

Cards and memorials may be sent to 23259 SD Hwy 73 Philip, SD 57567.

A visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. with a prayer service at 7 on Sunday, May 6, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Philip.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, May 7, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Philip with Father Gary Oreshoski officiating assisted by Deacon Lloyd Frein.

Interment will be 2:30 on Monday, May 7, at Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis.

Service Details

Sunday, May 6 - 5-7 p.m.
with a prayer service at 7
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
Philip, South Dakota

Monday, May 7, 2018 - 10:00 a.m.
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
Philip, South Dakota

Father Gary Oreshoski
assisted by Deacon Lloyd Frein

Marianne Frein - Organist
Beth Malony - Vocalist
“Wings of a Dove”
“On Eagles Wings” - #437
“How Great Thou Art” - #425
“Gift of Finest Wheat” - #324
“O Loving God” - #682
“Lead Me Lord” - #630

Joe Moses

Lester Pearson - JoAnn Pearson

Riley Moses - Andy Fitzgerald

Dennis Moses - Joe Moses - Michael Moses
Don Moses - Alex Moses - Michael Moses II

All Relatives and Friends in Attendance

Monday, May 7, 2018 - 2:30 p.m.
Black Hills National Cemetery
Sturgis, South Dakota

Guest Book

We are thinking of all you folks during this difficult time. Ann was quite a lady, she will be missed by many. Joann enjoyed all the years with Ann in the American Legion Auxilary, she was always willing to help sell poppies and make the many poppy sprays for the veterans at the cemetery. Hold onto all the memories. God bless.
   ~ Les & Joann Pearson Philip, SD (5/4/2018)
Deepest sympathy to the Moses' families. Ann was a very special lady. May the love of family and friends help comfort you during this difficult time and in the days ahead.
   ~ Dave & Karen Webb Rapid City, SD (5/5/2018)
So sorry for your loss. Ann was a very special person, and was loved and missed by all who knew her. Special prayers for all her friends and family.
   ~ Ann Cvach Midland, SD (5/5/2018)
Our deepest sympathies on the loss of your mother. We are thinking of you all.
   ~ Miles Wheeler Philip SD (5/3/2018)
Sitting here reminiscing , remembering the early 60s when you and Gay and Marvin and I were beginning to raise our families. What fun times we had, midnight swims, Yahtzee.
R.I.P ANN—-🙏🏽🙏🏽

   ~ Carmen Russell Dupree, SD (5/4/2018)
So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers to you all.
   ~ Shelli (Pfeifer) Lind Gillette Wy (5/5/2018)
There is no one in this world like your Mother. She was a special woman and she will be with you always.”
   ~ Jim & Rhonda (Coyle) Hale Arvada, Colorado (5/3/2018)
We have You all in our thoughts & Prayers; Your mom was a very giving person and had a good outlook on Life. Take comfort in knowing that She is looking down on all of You from Heaven with much Joy and Love. Kathy & Jerry Noteboom.
   ~ Jerry & Kathy S. Noteboom Lead, South Dakota (5/4/2018)
Our thoughts and Prayers are with you. Ann was a special lady. God Bless!
   ~ Ralph & Cathy Fiedler Sturgis, S.D. (5/3/2018)
Thinking and praying for you all! You will ALWAYS have the memories to get you through tough times. God bless your mom, Don! Hugs to Don, Wanda, Alex and Riley!!
   ~ Lori Scott Geneva, NE (5/3/2018)
Sorry to miss this special occasion, my thoughts and prayers are with you all. Memories of this special lady will keep her alive in our hearts..wishing you peace and acceptance she’s at peace.RIP Ann love you all. Shelley
   ~ Shelley Seager Sutton, NE (5/5/2018)
I have many memories of Ann;most made working together at the Philip hospital. My heartfelt sympathies to you all. God Bless!
   ~ Jessica Dale Root Midland, SD (5/6/2018)
Sending sympathy and love to all Moses’s family. Ann will be greatly missed by many people. I loved spending with Ann over a cup of coffee and her cinnamon rolls. I loved this beloved lady. May she Rest In Peace and the knowledge tha she I’ll be missed, especillay her children God Bless You All!
   ~ Gloria Buhring Roseburg Oregon (5/5/2018)
One precious lady, mentor, and friend. Our deepest sympathies to all her loved ones.
   ~ Rocky and Rebecca Philip SD (5/5/2018)
Our sympathy to you and family. May God hold you in the palm of his hands as you walk through this deep valley. Love and prayers
   ~ Marty and Debbie Hansen Philip (5/3/2018)
My thoughts and prayers are with all the family. Always enjoyed talking with Ann. One fine lady.
   ~ Mitzi Houska Moscow, ID (5/5/2018)
I was sad to hear of your mother's passing. I have great memories of working with her at the hospital. She was such a kind, caring person along with being fun and funny. Ann and I shared many conversations and had lots of good times at work. My thoughts are with you.
   ~ Rose Curtis Gillette, Wy (5/3/2018)
I didn't know Annabel personally but I am very sorry for the pain you, her family and friends, are experiencing. At these sad moments, I reflect on the words of 2 Corinthians 1:3, 4. There it says our God and Father and his son Jesus comfort us during trials, so that we can comfort others during any sort of trial. Certainly, the loss of a dear loved one is the most difficult trial! Please accept my deepest condolences for your loss.

   ~ Adriana Charlotte (5/13/2018)
Dupree, sd
   ~ Carmen Russell (5/4/2018)
Sorry for your loss
Sorry for your loss
Sorry for your loss

   ~ Gary Ferguson Huron sd (5/5/2018)


Brian & Heather Hanson and Family
Janice & Dean Fitzgerald Andy & Jenny Fitzgerald Beth & Shaun Maloney Amanda & Rusty Bair Abby & Scott Jones
Dennis, Donna, Dan, JoAnna, Deena and McKena
Tom & Ann Foley
The Vetters
Rusty & Johanna Baye and Family
Nancy, Pam, Geny and Howard
Employees of Moses Building Center
Karcher Family, Scott Tatro Family
Sharon Merill and Family
Dan & Cindy Hauk and Family
The Carpenter Kids Esther, Arlene, Wes and Ron
Rebecca and Rocky
Ava & Family
Philip Fire Department
Bad River Senior Citizens Center
Fairmont Village Board and Employees
Thompson's - Denny & Cheryl, Sandy, Mike & Mary Kay
Donna (Coyle) Rausch and Family Deb (Coyle) Ness and Family Rhonda (Coyle) Hale and Family