Barbara Mosher, age 83, of Spring Valley passed away peacefully in her sleep Saturday June 2, 2018 at Spring Valley Living Center in Spring Valley after a courageous battle with cancer for 15 years.
Funeral services for Barbara Mosher will be held 2:00 P.M. Thursday June 7, 2018 at Faith United Methodist Church in Spring Valley. Burial will be in the Spring Valley cemetery following the service. Visitation will be held 5-8 P.M. on Wednesday at Faith United Methodist Church in Spring Valley and will continue one hour prior to the service on Thursday.
Barbara Ann Terbeest was born July 21, 1934 in Forestville Township, Minnesota to Loren and Bernice (Hamlin) Terbeest. She grew up in rural Spring Valley, graduating from Spring Valley High School in 1952. On May 6, 1956 she was united in marriage to Gordon Mosher in Spring Valley, MN and divorced after 44 years of marriage.
Barbara worked as a private music teacher from age 18 until April, 2018 (67 years) when she entered the Spring Valley Living Center. Barbara was also a part of the Roy Lillie and the Little Green Valley Gang band from 1952-1955. They played on Austin TV on Saturday evenings. Barbara mastered the steel guitar that is very difficult to play. She was the first woman to play her steel guitar at the 14th Annual Northeast Iowa Steel Guitar Jam in Waterloo, IA in 2006. She was also a member of the Cowboy Church band of Cherry Grove.
She was an amazing woman that could do anything she set her mind to. Barbara enjoyed teaching guitar, piano, and accordion to students ages 5-90, cooking, baking, and loved spending time with her family, friends and students. Barbara always had a meal or baked goods to share with any visitors. Barbara enjoyed traveling to Branson, MO for 40+ years. She was a lifelong member of the Faith United Methodist Church in Spring Valley and was a member of the Spring Valley American Legion Auxiliary.
Barbara is survived by one daughter Janelle (Rick) Mosher-Rowe and one son Tom (Kim) Mosher both of Spring Valley; grandchildren: Stephanie (Cameron) Laqua, Mitchell (Katie) Mosher, Heather (Emery) Swartzentruber, 5 great grandchildren: Wyatt, Chase, Kalli, Deztin, and Mandy; 3 step grandchildren, 8 step great grandchildren, a dear friend Lanny Serverson; a brother Larry (Arlys) Terbeest; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Memorials will be dispersed by the family to the many associations Barbara has chosen.