Mary Joann Moss passed away peacefully on June 6, 2018. Born December 5, 1930 in Los Angeles, CA, she grew up in the city of San Fernando. Mary Joann was a direct descendant of Cyrus Lyon, an early California pioneer. Around 1855, Cyrus and his twin brother Sanford Lyon established Lyons Station, the first American business establishment in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Mary Joann attended San Fernando High School and soon after graduating was crowned Miss San Fernando of 1949. She did some modeling for a brief time, eventually married, settling in Glendale where she worked as a medical assistant for the Roberts Medical Group for over 25 years. She loved music, playing the piano by ear, and also enjoyed quilting, knitting, wreath making and gardening, which she inherited from her father, an award winning Dalia and Orchid grower. She had a lifelong love the ocean and an avid Los Angeles Dodgers fan.
Mary Jo is survived by her daughters, Kelly Turner and Kim (Curt) Paine, two grandchildren, Tyler (Kaylie) Turner and Rachel Turner and two great-grandchildren, Rylie and Reef Turner. She is preceded in death by her father, J. Everett Henderson, of San Diego, and her mother, Emma Disabito, of San Fernando. She was dearly loved and will be missed by all who knew her.
A service will be held at Oakwood Memorial Park at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations accepted to Faith and Hope Hospice Care, 144 South First Street, Suite 200, Burbank, CA 91502, (818) 559-1460.