Saturday, September 16, 2023
5:00 - 6:00pm (Mountain time)
Our best friend, brother, daddy, and hero passed on September 1, 2023, surrounded by loved ones doing what he did best, fighting. Michael Mosher's fight started at the age of 9 when he was diagnosed with juvenile diabetes. He was faced with many health challenges throughout his life, cheating death more times than we can count and in many cases pulling off what could only be called miracles. There was no tougher, yet kinder man than Mike. Anyone lucky enough to meet him never felt like a stranger and was always tortured with his silly jokes, usually at their expense. Mike was born to Leonard Mosher and Margie (Wilson) Mosher (The original MVP's) on July 22, 1960, and during his youth was known as Silent Mike until he discovered dad jokes and has been cracking himself up ever since. Mike met his soulmate at the ripe old age of 14 and married the love of his life Debra (Rock) Mosher on February 3, 1978. They were very young, and many thought they would never make it, but against all odds their love for each other endured. Together they raised three difficult daughters, Amy Florence, Tina Trujillo and Amber Mosher who, very much like Mike, can raise some hell. Those girls challenged Mike and Deb in every way possible. Mike didn't have any sons but that didn't stop him from trying to turn all three of those girls into kickass redneck boys. After years of trying to make those girls turn into gun toting hunters, Mike was finally gifted two amazing son in-laws that he loved as his own (Matt Florence and Daniel Trujillo), three grandsons Bronson Michael Florence, Jalen Leonard Trujillo and Jacob Michael Trujillo (you're welcome daddy). He was blessed with three beautiful granddaughters, Makenzie Florence, Skyler Rose Trujillo and Jerzie Lee Wolff, who he cherished every bit as much as those boys. His family and legacy continued to grow with the birth of his great grandson Tatum Matthew Florence, all of whom were the light of his life. Mike was a family man and he worked and loved hard. Michael loved his family but the one his world revolved around was his wife Deb. Mike had a passion for life and every breath he took was for Deb, his entire world revolved around caring and loving her and in return she loved him with more passion then any two people have ever had. There truly is no greater love story than that of Mike and Debs.
Mike had many hobbies throughout his life: fishing at the bird refuge with his dad and brothers when they were young, yearly trips to Bear Lake with family and friends; camping at the bottoms with Wendell and Shaunna; hunting in the Uinta's or at Scare Canyon with his brothers (hopefully not singing bang bang lou lou), having coffee at the Hi-Hat, yelling at his beloved Miami Dolphins on the TV screen and paintballing with his kids and their cousins. Mike also loved playing softball when he was younger and came out of retirement to pitch for Here for the Beer for a couple of years before hanging up his cleats to cheer on his family and friends. You could always find him on the sideline rooting for his grandkids as they were playing football, baseball, softball or cheering. He loved nothing more than to be around his family and friends: playing corn hole with Spencer and Shanda, shooting pool with his biggest competition Matt, Dan and Clint, throwing horseshoes and playing Sunday volleyball at Golden Spike Park with whatever family and friends showed up. On any given day you could find him enjoying his backyard, smoking meat (and other things), hanging by a fire, and watching his grandkids play. Mike loved it when "the neighbors" would throw a party that encroached on his "3 feet". You were always welcome at the neighbor’s house, and as much as he joked, you always left feeling welcomed to come back, especially if you laughed at his jokes or listened to his Robin Hoodnic stories. If you know, you know.
Michael was preceded in death by his parents Leonard and Margie Mosher, a brother David Mosher and sister Janet Persinger.
He is survived by his wife Deb, daughters Amy (Matt) Florence, Tina (Dan) Trujillo and Amber Mosher; 6 grandkids, Bronson (Jordyn) Florence, Jalen Trujillo, Makenzie Florence, Skyler Trujillo, Jacob Trujillo and Jerzie Wolff; great grandson Tatum Florence; sister Linda (Eddie) Medina; brother Steven (Karla) Mosher and an army of extended family and close family friends.
The family would like to thank the companionate nurses at McKay Dee Hospital ICU unit and those that cared for Mike at Davita Dialysis Center.
In lieu of flowers please consider donating money or a raffle item to the benefit concert that will be held on October 15, 2023, in Michael's honor. You can reach out to Tina Trujillo or Amy Florence with donations. Benefit Details to come.
The family will be holding a Celebration of Life on Saturday, September 16th at 5:00pm in the typical Michael Mosher fashion, a good backyard party. Come ready to eat, drink, and tell your stories about Mike. Chris Orlob will be playing all of Mike's favorite music throughout the evening. Please come dressed in camouflage and your favorite sports jersey. Location is 720 W 4350 S, Riverdale.