Barbara Lynn Mozley (1927-2021)

Barbara Lynn Mozley (1927-2021)

Barbara Mozley, 94, passed away peacefully on April 19, 2021. She was a beloved homemaker and long time resident of Fillmore, CA.
Surviving family members include her children Melissa (Jim) Coleman, Matt (Corinna), Joel (Becky), and Jim (Kang Mi/Joy) Mozley, 10 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of nearly 60 years, Charles Mozley, parents, Ray and Mary Tolerton, and brothers James and Frank Tolerton.
Born in Oakland, CA on March 20, 1927, the family soon moved to Fort Wayne, Indiana where she spent much of her youth. They eventually moved to Burbank, CA, and in 1945 she graduated from Burbank High School. It was there that she first met her future husband. After WWII and Charlie's return to Burbank, she and Charlie reconnected. They appeared in a play together with a local theater group, and the relationship grew from there.
Throughout the years, Barbara held various jobs and was a runway model for a top Los Angeles agency. Glendale City College is where she intended to pursue a degree in nursing, but marriage and motherhood soon took precedence.
In March of 1948, she and Charlie married making their home in Burbank. Two years later their first child was born. They would soon move to Barstow, CA where Charlie got his first teaching job. After a year in the desert they hoped to return to Burbank. Instead, Charlie accepted a teaching position at Fillmore High School. They made their move to Fillmore with their growing family and remained there until their passing.
Barbara was devoted to her family and never forgot a birthday or special event. She will be remembered for her keen sense of humor, her spontaneous and inquisitive nature, and sharing stories of life in Burbank/Hollywood. Her travels included family vacations to Sequoia, the coast and visiting her children and their families. Barbara was a member of the Fillmore Ebell Club, Ventura County Women's Symphony League, FHS Faculty Wives group, bridge groups and attended several local churches. She and Charlie enjoyed evenings out to hear their favorite musicians perform in Ventura and Glendale. In recent years, luncheons with the Senior Bulldogs, a Burbank High School Alumni group, was a highlight for her.
The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to all who cared for our mom for the last four years: her caretaker Heidi, the staff at Greenfield Care Center, Buena Vista Hospice and her wonderful neighbors.
A graveside service will be held at Bardsdale Cemetery on Friday, May 21, at 10:00 am. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Sunrise United Methodist Church, 150 S. 356th St., Federal Way, WA 98003 8650.