Vincent Roland Moses, 55, was born on November 13, 1961 to the late Joseph Moses Sr. of Mekoryuk and Sophie Moses of Akiachak at the Bethel Hospital. He was also known as Blookshe. On August 3, 2017 at 7:45am, he passed away peacefully at the Bethel hospital surrounded by his family and friends.
Vincent was married to Kathy Keene of Kasigluk for 23 years since June 25, 1994 in Bethel, where they resided and raised their two children.
He is survived by his wife Kathy and their two children, a daughter named Sabrina Moses and her companion Josh and son Travis Moses. Including his first grandchild to be born in November. As well as their little dog named Oreo.
He is also survived by his two oldest siblings: sister Peggy Moses, brother Joseph H. Moses Jr. and his companion Edna of Bethel.
Surviving family members include: The Moses’, the Keene’s, the late Susie Shavings’ family, Bertha Andrew’s family, the Dotomain family, as well as other numerous family members.
Vincent was preceded in death by his parents Joseph C. Moses Sr. and Sophie Moses, uncles Jesse and Ted Moses, aunt Nellie F. Moses and her husband George, and his great nephew Michael Joseph James Nicholas.
Brief Life History
Vincent graduated May 1981 from the Bethel Regional High School. A month after he graduated, he enlisted in the regular United States Army in June 1981 for six years and was honorably discharged on June 29, 1987.
As for his last occupation, he worked for the Xerox Corporation in contract with the Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation for about 15 years. When he wasn’t working, he enjoyed going subsistence moose hunting, fishing, and berry picking with his family. He was a friendly and humble man. He got along well with everyone he’s met, even those that he met for the first time being the last. He always left a great impression.
He was a great son to have, husband to his wife Kathy, father to his two children Sabrina and Travis, owner to his dog Oreo, brother to his oldest sister Peggy and brother Joe, uncle, cousin, nephew, overall relative, coworker wherever he was employed at, classmate, friend and acquaintance to all of the people he’s met. He will be missed greatly by all of those whose lives he had touched.
Despite the many hardships that he had to face throughout his illness, he continued to have a positive outlook on life. They day before he passed away, he said, “I love you all.”
The Moses Family would like to thank the following people and agencies:
Thank you, to all the doctors and nurses at the Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage and the Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation in Bethel who cared for him during his illness.
Thank you, to Vincent’s older brother Joe and sister Peggy for bringing him and his wife Kathy to his hospital appointments and the Emergency Room.
Thank you, to Travis Moses for helping his mother Kathy take care of his father at home during his illness. As well as Sabrina Moses for helping her mother bring her to the stores and other places that she needed to go.
Thank you, to the Bethel Native Corporation, Calista Corporation, Orutsararmiut Native Council, and to all of the people who helped contribute towards Vincent’s casket.
Also thank you, to Corina’s Case Lot Groceries, Sammy’s Market, the Alaska Commercial Company, Swanson’s, and the Alaska Cab Company for all of the grocery donations.
Thank you, to all of the people who brought food to the home of Vincent and Kathy Moses. Also, for all of your loving care and support.
Thank you, to Joseph Moses Jr. for taking care of all the phone calls and paperwork done for our family to receive enough donations towards Vincent’s casket and grocery donations.
Thank you, to Mike Riley for helping Joe Moses Jr. with suggestions, making Vincent’s cross and box for his casket.
Thank you, Sabrina Moses for preparing the obituary and Larry Howard for printing.
Again, thank you for all of those who helped us during our time of need.