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Thomas Willis Mosier Jr

May 18, 1938 ~ January 23, 2024 (age 85) 85 Years Old

Thomas Mosier Jr Obituary

Thomas Willis Mosier, Jr. Born May 18, 1938 Passed peacefully January 23, 2024 

Tom was born and raised in Bisbee, AZ, son of Thomas Willis Mosier and Margaret Evelyn Mosier. In the 1930’s, Tom’s grandfather was mayor of Bisbee. Tom went to Catholic grade school and junior high, and graduated from Bisbee High School in 1956. After high school, he worked for Goar Service and Supply and later settled into a career, becoming a top salesman with Empire Machinery. In 1980, he opened Mosier Machinery in Tucson and later expanded his business in the Phoenix area.

In 1991, Tom and Ginger returned to Bisbee as full-time residents. Tom’s native roots and love for Bisbee found him taking friends and family on tours of the city and surrounding area when they visited. This inspired him to open Lavender Jeep Tours in 2001, and become a Bisbee tour guide by way of jeep. He loved meeting people and sharing his love and historical knowledge of Bisbee. Arizona Highways frequently featured Lavender Jeep Tours on their show and True West magazine presented him an award for best jeep tours in the Southwest. His close friend Ilona Smerekanich, tourism director of Bisbee, would regularly call on Tom to give movie producers and writers a tour of Bisbee when they visited the area. Lavender Jeep Tours is still loved by Bisbee visitors today.

As an avid fan of baseball, Tom co-owned Copper King baseball team for many years. He served on the boards of Kiwanis and Chamber of Commerce, and was president of Society of Mining Engineers. Tom and Ginger loved to travel, taking numerous trips and cruises to Europe, Hawaii, South America and many road trips across America, always visiting churches along the way. Tom loved St. Patrick Catholic Church in Bisbee. During their recent window renovation, he and Ginger purchased one of the stained-glass windows in memory of his parents.

Tom enjoyed spending time with family and friends during the holidays and special occasions. He was passionate about reading, cars (especially Corvettes) and photography, as evidenced by the thousands of photos he carefully organized in his collection of photo albums. Tom’s quiet whistle will be greatly missed.

Tom will be forever loved and missed by his wife Ginger, whom he was with for 40 years, loving family and friends. Tom is survived by his wife, Ginger, son Thomas W. Mosier, III, (Gigi Mosier), daughter Renee Michele Mosier, daughter-in-law Debbie Sue Mosier, step-daughter Teri Hallock (Doug Hallock), step-son Todd Brown (Tammy Brown), and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Tom was predeceased by his son Timothy Vincent Mosier, daughter Nella Annette Moss, and son Malcolm Allen Mosier.

Services will be held at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Bisbee, AZ, on Saturday, February 10, 2024 at 1:00 p.m. Rosary will be from 1-1:30 p.m. with Mass following at 1:30 p.m.

Burial will immediately follow at Evergreen Cemetery in Bisbee.

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Recitation of the Rosary
February 10, 2024

1:00 PM
St Patrick Catholic Church
100 Quality Hill Rd.
Bisbee, AZ 85603

February 10, 2024

1:30 PM
St Patrick Catholic Church
100 Quality Hill Rd.
Bisbee, AZ 85603

Graveside Service
February 10, 2024

2:30 PM
Evergreen Cemetery, Bisbee


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