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Terri Lynne (Schwarz) Moses

July 10, 1949 — February 27, 2023

Otsego

Terri Lynne (Schwarz) Moses, 73, wife of Steven C. Moses, passed away on February 27, 2023, at home with her devoted husband by her side, after a long battle with Alzheimer's.  Born on July 10, 1949 in Kalamazoo, Michigan, Terri was the daughter of the late Barbara Devries (Bob) McBarnes and Vern (Jenny) Schwarz Sr.  She graduated from Kalamazoo Central High School in 1967.  She graduated in 1974, with a Bachelors of Science and Mathematics and a Minor in Chemistry, from Western Michigan University.  During her time at Western, she worked in the Chemistry Department as a research assistant writing Fortran programs for a faculty member.  She was a trailblazer for women, as she began a career at Upjohn in 1978, as the only female computer programmer in Drug Metabolism and Research.  She later worked for Pharmacia, then Pfizer in Physical and Analytical Chemistry as a Computer Systems Analyst.

In her retirement she opened a long arm quilting business: Terri’s Quiltin’.  She was a board member at various times of The Log Cabin Quilters Guild and The Great Lakes Modern Quilt Guild.  Terri enjoyed gardening, quilting, and traveling around the country with her husband, daughters and dogs (Bernie and Max) on many memorable vacations. She also spent time traveling to visit family, sewing at quilt retreats, attending the kids’ sporting events or serving those she loved, whether by lending a judgment free ear or delivering a quilt made with meticulous care.

Surviving, in addition to her husband of 44 years, are daughters, Margaret Dague and Elizabeth (Russ Warner) Moses; stepdaughters, Andrea (Wade) Cole and Casper Moses; three grandchildren, Dean (Ellie) Cole, Daylan Dague and Vaughn Dague; a brother, Vern (Mary) Schwarz; a sister, Michelle (David) Young; step siblings, Bob (Lisa) McBarnes Jr., Debbie (Steve) Lewis, Jimmy McBarnes, Sharon Sweezey, Warren (Kerrie) Sweezey, Vince (Sandy) Sweezey and Don Rabidoux; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles and dear friends.

She was predeceased by a sister, Darlene (Schwarz) Liggins.

The memorial service will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, April 1, 2023 at Langeland Family Funeral Homes, 3926 South 9th Street, Kalamazoo, Michigan 49009.  A light lunch reception will follow the service. Private interment will be held at a later date. To view Terri’s personalized webpage please visit https://www.langelands.com

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