Nicole Moss age 15, beloved daughter, sister, great granddaughter,
granddaughter, niece, cousin and friend returned to the
loving arms of her Father in Heaven Saturday, August 14,
2010 after a courageous, lifelong battle with a congenital
heart defect. Born on May 14, 1995 to parents David and
Reiko with big brothers Justin and Cody in Oxford, Ohio.
She was baptized a member of The Church of Jesus Christ
of Latter Day Saints by her father on June 21, 2003 in Monterey,
California. Haley attended elementary schools in Lafayette,
IN; Fort Lewis, WA; Monterey, CA and American Fork, UT.
She then advanced to Woodbrook Middle School and completed
her freshman year at Lakes High School in Lakewood, WA.
Haley loved learning and excelled in her education earning
mostly straight A’s despite missing a significant
amount of school due to effects of her heart condition.
Haley diligently attended early morning Seminary her freshman
year and loved her seminary class. She completed The Book
of Mormon, memorized all the scripture mastery’s but
most importantly grew in her love of the Gospel of Jesus
Haley loved to attend church and has developed a strong
testimony of her savior Jesus Christ through daily scripture
study and prayer. Haley is a great example to her family
and friends for her determination to face trials and tribulations
with unwavering courage and faith. Haley gave her all to
everything she was able to do and was quick and excited
to learn new things.
Haley has been treated by many different hospitals and doctors
over her life and has experienced many hospital stays. Her
first request after the procedure or surgery was done was
“ice chips” because she knew that was all she
could have. She was blessed to have such skilled and knowledgeable
professionals care for her and appreciated all efforts to
make her well and keep her comfortable.
Despite all of her heart complications, Haley rarely complained
about her physical limitations. Instead, she chose to focus
on the things that she loved such as: reading good books,
tending children, photography, crafts, cooking, playing
games with her family, playing the piano and watching her
favorite movies and TV shows. Despite her physical limitations,
she also enjoyed swimming, golf, rock wall climbing, going
to the beach and mountains, walks with her family and touring
big cities. Haley comes from a large extended family with
grandparents and many aunts, uncles and cousins whom she
loved to visit and spend time with. Haley’s career
goal was to become an elementary school teacher because
she loved children and knew she could be a positive influence
HALEY'S FAVORITES: Foods: pizza, baby dill pickles, flamin’
hot cheetos, Corn chips w/nacho cheese, pepper jack cheese,
chili, sour candy, soft pretzels, Dirty Rice, Grapes and
Milk. Color: Blue Books: Hunger games, catching Fire, the
Book of Mormon, anything by Shannon Hale or Sharon Creech. TV Shows: Monk, Psych, Royal Pains, Burn
Notice, The O’Riley Factor, King of Queens, Sponge
‘Be strong and of a good Courage’ Joshua 1:9
************************ “If you don’t stand for Something,
You’ll fall for anything.”
Haley wanted to be buried by her Grandfather (Johnny Wakamatsu)
in the Highland Utah Cemetery.
Memorial Service is Saturday, August 21 from 10:00 to 11:00
am at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Chapel,
10018 Farwest Drive SW, Lakewood, WA 98498. (Church dress
Funeral Service is Tuesday, August 24 from 10:00am to 12:30pm
at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Chapel,
9737 Chesterfield Drive, Cedar Hills, UT 84062.