Billy Moser |

Billy Moser

Graveside services for Billy Gene Moser of Grass Valley will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday at Greenwood Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Grass Valley. A celebration of life will follow at Bellavista Ristorante and Lounge in Nevada City.

Mr. Moser died Saturday, Feb. 19, in Grass Valley. He was 70.

He was born Jan. 19, 1935, in Cromwell, Okla., to Frank J. and Margaret M. Moser. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1952 to 1960. He graduated from UCLA with a B.A. in geology in 1962. He was a longtime resident of Grass Valley and formerly lived in Chico, where he owned and operated Moser Dental Manufacturing, Incorporated from 1966 to 1980. He mined hard-rock gold at the Twin Sisters Mine and Placer in the Yuba River, as well as mapping wilderness areas for the state of Alaska. He also worked in rocket research on space projects at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena in the 1960s. His patents include a variety of fields, from rocket fuels to the dental industry.

He is survived by his children Eric, Kathryn and Billy Gene II; grandchildren Ethane, Abigail and Charity; former wife, Evelyn of Reno; brother, Charles of Fort Worth, Texas; sister, Doris Meredith of Amarillo, Texas; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers Jack, James and Donald.

Arrangements are under the direction of Hooper and Weaver Mortuary.

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