Heidi Jo Pursley Moss was born April 13, 1972, in Moscow, Idaho, and went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, May 3, 2019, after fighting a courageous and determined battle to overcome many difficult obstacles towards the end of her life. She is survived by her two sons Andrew William Moss, 16, and Ryan Matthew Moss, 13, Spring, TX, who are living with their father; her older sister, Tonya Hanson and niece, Joan, Seattle, WA; and younger sister, Trisa Jackson (Daniel), Gig Harbor, WA; her parents Ted and Toni Pursley, Puyallup, WA; and her former husband, Eric Moss (Jaclynn), Spring, TX; and numerous and beloved uncles, aunts, and cousins.
Gifted as a unique and creative individual, Heidi was a relational person who could infuse sunshine and enthusiasm into the lives of all whom she encountered. She focused intently on those who were hurting or in need, living a life of volunteering in her various communities from her early years. She loved God and taught her boys to do the same. Heidi loved children and she herself exuded a childlike wonderment about all of God’s creation. She delighted in all things big and small: she savored the seashells on the beaches, the rising and setting sun, the creeping and crawling creatures on earth, the birds in the sky, and the wildflowers on Mt. Rainier to the bluebonnets of Texas. Though Heidi struggled with chronic depression, she never failed to find beauty in her surroundings and to intuitively understand the heart of family members, friends, and strangers. She was the epitome of believers in the saying, “One is nearer to God in a garden than anywhere else on earth.”
Heidi’s talents included music, dance, interior design, landscaping, floral design, painting, drawing, and entrepreneurial skills. She graduated from Puyallup High School, Puyallup, WA; Cottey College, Nevada, MO; and Boston University, BS in Mass Communications/Advertising. Following graduation, she was employed in marketing and advertising in Boston, Pittsburg, Dallas, and Chicago. She married, had two sons, and switched her career to full-time homemaking and devoting herself to nurturing in her beloved sons good character traits, a personal faith in God, zeal for education, a sense of adventure, and sports activities.
Celebration of Life Service
Friday, June 21, 2019
Lighthouse Christian Center
Puyallup, WA 98373
Reception to Follow Service
In lieu of flowers donations may be made in remembrance of Heidi to the Puyallup Schools Foundation, where a PHS journalism scholarship has been set up to honor a worthy communications student. Donations may also be made in remembrance of Heidi to NAMI Greater Houston,
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