Hindey Moser
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Obituary

Hindey Moser

Sept. 7, 1956 - June 22, 2020

Hindeynina Singer Moser, 63, of Medford, died at home on Monday, June 22, 2020, of cancer.

Hindey was born Hindey Nina Singer in Boston, Mass., on September 7, 1956, to Victor and Joanne Singer. She became the oldest of 5 children: Glenn, Tracey, Leslie & David. Throughout her childhood, the family lived in Ogden, Utah; Brunswick, Ga.; & Newark, Del.; following Victor's work as an engineer.

Since she first learned how, she was an avid reader. At age 9, she taught her 4-year-old sister Leslie to read. The reading lessons began while they watched Batman on TV, when fight scenes included text pop-ups (Bam! POW!) that Hindey read aloud to Leslie.

Hindey loved attending Girl Scout camp with her sisters. Tracey especially remembers Hindey's excellent camp cooking.

In her early teen years, Hindey's Gaucher disease confined her to bed and then required her to be on crutches. She responded with courage and determination. In high school, Hindey pursued an interest in theater. She was a spirited storyteller, adding her own flair & style to everything she did. She performed in an experimental ensemble in a production called 'Mandala' that was praised at a competition at The Bucks County Playhouse in 1974. She later played 'Owl' in Christiana High School's touring production of 'Winnie the Pooh' in 1975. Her concept of the role was that Owl would be constantly in motion, always fluttering. She fulfilled this concept in her acting, even though her physical challenges made that very difficult.

During her college years at the University of Delaware, Hindey enjoyed medieval reenactment, especially when cooking medieval delicacies. She also enjoyed playing tabletop roleplaying games like Dungeons & Dragons. She graduated with her degree in English Education. She took a position teaching in St. Francis, South Dakota, on the Rosebud Reservation, where she met & married her husband, Preston Moser of St. Louis, Mo. Their beloved daughter Jenny was born the next year. The family moved to Oregon, living in Roseburg and Eugene before moving to Medford in 1988.

Despite serious ongoing health challenges, she was dedicated to community service, especially with the Girl Scouts, local schools and libraries, and teaching water aerobics at the YMCA. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Medford, where she volunteered in the nursery for many years. She led an effort to improve the church nursery room with more toys, better storage, and a beautiful mural.

Hindey taught family, friends and Girl Scouts that anything worth doing is worth doing poorly. Singing in a group is so unifying and joyous, it's worth doing even if you don't sing well. She would often note that the Psalm says, "Make a joyful noise unto the Lord," but does not say it must be a tuneful one.

She was a good friend, a wonderful cook, a tireless organizer and a skilled SCRABBLE player. Across the Rogue Valley, her spanakopita (spinach-filled pastries) were greeted with delight at club meetings and personal events alike.

Hindey is survived by her husband, Preston; her daughter Jenny Moser Jurling (with husband Alden), of Greenbelt, Md.; her parents, Victor and Joanne Singer of Newark, Del.; her brother Glenn Singer, of Lewisburg, W.Va., her sister Tracey Fleming, of Newark; her sister Leslie Kucharczyk (with husband Roman) of Keene, N.Y.; her brother David Singer (with wife Jane) of Newark; her nephew Sam Singer (with wife Julia) of San Francisco; her nephew Ben Singer of Newark; her nephew Sebron Fleming IV of Newark; her niece Malissia Singer of Newark; and her great-niece and great-nephews, Jasmine Thompson, Malik Thompson, and Sebron Fleming V.

One of Hindey's closest friends was Terri Geroux, with each of them becoming an honorary aunt to the other's family. As such, Hindey is also survived by Terri and Randy Geroux of Medford and their children: Zachary Geroux (with wife Kristina and son Avery) of Lakewood, Wash.; Jacob Geroux (with wife Elizabeth and sons James, Caleb, and Samuel), of Parker, Colo.; and Sarah Jane, Eli, Chloe, and Daniel Geroux, of Medford.

To help keep her fingers busy and her mind off the pain, Hindey made countless woven/crocheted pot holders of all colors. These have been put to good use in kitchens all over the country. If you are a friend of Hindey's, a family member, or ever crossed her path, if she had things her way, you have some in your home. They look great, they work well, just like Hindey.

A virtual memorial service will be held over Zoom for family and friends. This service will be recorded, with the video posted online later for anyone to view. Additional, in-person services will be planned when the COVID-19 crisis is over.

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Published in the Mail Tribune
on July 1, 2020
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