JANE MOSES PREVO

(1900-1990)

 

 

Researched and compiled by Faye V Bell (SLC) 2012

 

 

            Florence Jane Moses Prevo was the last born child of David Bowen Rees Moses and his wife Adele Ashwill Moses on the 29 June 1900 in Ten Sleep, Bighorn Co., WY and was always called “Jane”.  When she was 1-1/2 years old, her father was killed.  In 1903, her mother married Wilson E Morris and she became a member of that family until her mother died in 1911.  They were then living in Hyattville, WY.   She married William Prevo March 8, 1920.  She met William (Bill) H Prevo when she was chopping wood, he was visiting his uncle Bert Arnold.  They were married and the couple lived in Ten Sleep for a short time, then moved to Casper, WY for 9 years, thence returning to a farm of their own in Manderson, WY.  They had two children both born in Casper:  Randall (Randy) Murray  Prevo born October 15, 1921 and Phyllis Prevo born November 29, 1924.    When WW II events changed lives, William Prevo joined the Merchant Marine and was gone until the duration of the war was over.  While he was in the service, she lived in California.   In 1952, her husband Bill was killed by a self-inflicted gunshot wound.    She returned to Worland, WY immediately after the war and lived there until about 1980.  She suffered a stroke and was in a rest home in Casper, WY until she died the winter of 1990 in Casper, Natrona County, WY.  She was the last survivor of her brothers and sisters:  Elizabeth A Moses, Arthur R Moses, Edna Moses, Mabry Merton Moses, Millard F Moses and G Dewey Moses.  Her half-sister Lucille Morris may have outlived her.

 

 

 

Memories:  Jane loved family, history, Shakespeare, “Pickwick Papers”, and her children.  She had a regal bearing and a forthright look about her.  She took pride in her parentage and, particularly, in her mother Adele.   She was dark haired with blue eyes and was a always a handsome woman.