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Earleen (Moore) Messer

October 30, 1944 ~ January 15, 2022 (age 77)


Earleen Jacqueline Messer, 77, passed away January 15, 2022 in Clifton, TX. A memorial visitation will be held from 5-7 P.M. Friday, Feb. 11, 2022 at Clifton Funeral Home. An interment graveside ceremony will be held at the Lancaster Cemetery in Lancaster, CA at a later date. 

She was born on October 30, 1944 in Newhall, CA to Earl James and Phay “Lorraine” Moore.

She was a graduate of Palmdale High School and attended Antelope Valley College, where she honed her bookkeeping skills.

She married William “Wayne” Messer in September 1964 and started her family. She raised four children and volunteered at Antelope Valley Hospital as a Candy Striper. In 1977, she and Wayne became owners of Monte Vista Car Wash until 1990. They bought Country Boy Submarine Sandwich and ran it for about three years. At that time they retired. She and Wayne were supporters of the many functions and charities of the Lancaster Elks Lodge. One of her favorite functions was playing BINGO every Sunday and going on outings with the Camper Club. She was a member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Lancaster, CA for 44 years, then became a member of Grace Chapel in Lancaster, CA in 2008. She spent time with her grandchildren, was an avid reader, loved to sew and quilt, and took as many trips to Las Vegas as she could.

She is survived by: Children: Wayne E. Messer and wife Theresa of Lancaster, CA; Jackie P. Fernandez and husband Lawrence “Larry” of Suffolk, VA; Robert A. Messer and finance’ Anna of Rosamond, CA; Joyce E. Terrell and husband Charles “Vernon” of Kopperl, TX; Ginny L. Nelson and Michael Nelson of Roseburg, OR; Elizabeth “Betsy” Messer of Vacaville, CA. Grandchildren: Leea Kief and husband Andrew of Cheyenne, WY; Charles Terrell of Lancaster, CA; Taylor, William, Danielle, and Jacob Messer of Lancaster, CA, Marshall Ostrom of Vacaville, CA, Colleen Barnett of Tempe, AZ, and Ashley Fernandez and husband, Fabian of Murrieta, CA. Great-Grandchild: Isabella Kief; Iliana and Bryan Slager of Murrieta, CA. Siblings: Brother, David E. Moore and wife Myra of Newhall, CA. And, many nieces and nephews.

She is predeceased by: Husband, William “Wayne” Messer; Father, Earl J. Moore; Mother, Phay “Lorraine” Moore; Sister, Dale Gideon; Brother, Lorance “Larry” Moore; Granddaughter, Rachel Messer.                     

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations should be made to a charity of your choice.

The family would like to give a big “Thank You” to Sunset Homes in Clifton, TX for the kind and considerate care given to our mom, aka “Tumbleweed” during her last year and final days with us. And, to Country Club Retirement Community (CCRC) in Whitney, TX for the care and support given to her during her time at their facility where she inherited the nickname Tumbleweed.  We couldn’t have provided the care to her that she needed without the support and care from these facilities.



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February 11, 2022

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Clifton Funeral Home
303 S. AVE F
Clifton, Texas 76634

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