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John 'Dave' Moss

John "Dave" Moss

Jan 21, 1942 - Oct 14, 2022
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John “Dave” Moss, 80, of Riverton passed away peacefully at his home on Friday surrounded by family, October 14, 2022. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, October 28, 2022 at Davis Funeral Home.


John David Moss was born January 21, 1942, in Denver, Colorado to Steven Douglas and Mary Gladys (Fagan) Moss. He grew up in the Denver area and attended Mullen High School.


After high school, Dave joined the U.S. Navy and served at the Naval Base at Pearl Harbor Historical Center. He was honorably discharged in 1963 and returned to Denver. Where he met and married Carol Sue Sandusky on November 24, 1965 in Denver, Colorado. Together they raised four children.


In October of 1968 he came to work in Riverton at the underground uranium mine, Rox Shaft. He loved Riverton and never left. He thrived as a Class B Diesel Mechanic for the majority of his career and was involved with many construction and infrastructure projects in the Fremont County area. Together, Dave and wife, Carol, ran “Carol’s Closet” an antique and 2nd hand store and enjoyed breeding poodles.


Dave was a lifetime member of the 1838 Rendezvous Association. He was known as Dave “Git R Done” Moss in that association. He enjoyed fishing, traveling for scenery, and rendezvous activities, including Mountain Man activities. Dave was a volunteer at the Heritage Center where he spent many hours giving tours and teaching about the animals, mountain men ideology and ecosystems within the museum, especially to local grade school classes who visited on a regular basis.


He is survived by his son, Derrick Wayne Moss and wife Jennifer Lynn Moss of Denver, CO; step-son, David Beck of Berlin, Germany, brother, Steven Douglas Moss, Jr. of Rye, CO; grandchildren, Raesha Lynne Moss and Kevin Riley Moss; one great grandchild, Rylee Donald Vogel; nephew, Steven D. Moss; great niece, Samantha Rei Moss; great nephew, Ben Moss; and numerous other grandchildren, nieces and nephews.


He was preceded in death by his parents, Steven and Mary Moss; wife, Carol Sue Moss; nephew, Donald Dewayne Moss; step-son, Charles Daniel Beck; and step-daughter, Darlene Kay Beck.


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Services under the direction of Davis Funeral Home, Crematory, and Monuments.