Harriet Gail Moser

Harriet Gail Moser (nee Nie), born Nov. 17, 1939, died Feb. 28, 2016. Beloved wife of James W. Moser dear mother of Earl Moser and Beth Lynne (Jay) Hawkins.  Beloved daughter of the late Ben Nie and Lucille Nie. Sister of the late Norman H. Nie. Devoted grandmother of Stephanie Lynne Hawkins and William Benjamin Hawkins. Devoted to her family she will be remembered by family and friends for her kind heart and generous spirit. No memorial service is planned per Harriet’s wishes. Her body will be cremated. Harriet wanted to include the poem, “The Watcher,” by Margaret Widdemer, in her obituary:

She always leaned to watch for us,

Anxious if we were late,

In winter by the window,

In summer by the gate.

And though we mocked her tenderly,

Who had such foolish care,

The long way home would seem more safe

Because she waited there.

Her thoughts were all so full of us,

She never would forget!

And so I think that where she is

She must be watching yet.

Waiting till we come home to her,

Anxious if we’re late,

Watching from Heaven’s window,

Leaning from Heaven’s gate.