Agnes “Mozelle” Connick was born in Fleetwood, OK on March 3, 1932 and passed peacefully in her sleep on February 10, 2021 in Ada, Oklahoma.
She moved to California during the Dust Bowl Migration with her parents and siblings, following her father who worked on the oil rigs. She graduated in the first graduating class of William S. Hart High School in Santa Clarita, CA in June 1950. She then moved to Taft, CA where she married Bob Connick on July 20, 1951. She earned her AA degree from Taft College in June 1969 and her Bachelor’s Degree from Fresno State University June 1970.
She worked as a social worker for the Kern County Welfare Department and then was an Administrative assistant for Bechtel Petroleum until she retired in 1985. Mozelle was a lifetime member of the Taft Elementary PTA and Free Will Baptist Church and 28-year Community leader of 4-H.
Mozelle was a professional Grandma. She made it a point to attend any and all activities that they were involved in and all sporting events. She crocheted afghans throughout her life and made several to donate to retirement and veterans’ organizations. She worked with her husband to help the Taft Lions Club and Taft Odd Fellows Clubs for many years with their activities. She was an accomplished quilter and demonstrated the skill on several occasions. She and her husband loved camping in their 5th wheel trailer. Her favorite places to camp were Avila Beach on Spring Break with the grandkids and Death Valley with her group of camping friends and siblings. They also made several cross-country trips in it.
She lost her husband in 2010 and chose to move to Oklahoma in 2015 to be near her daughter, Robin. There she became a regular attender of the Union Valley Church of Union Valley, Oklahoma.
Mozelle is preceded in death by her parents, W. D. Baxter and Arnold and Stella York, her husband Robert “Bob” Connick, her brother Jess Baxter, as well as her children Mike, Cherie, Lee and John Connick.
She is survived by two sisters, Wanda Miller and Ollie Mae Curry, two daughters Robin Davis and Deana Linstead and husband Bryan, son Rick Connick and wife Becky, 14 Grandchildren, 18 Great-grandchildren and two Great-great-grandchildren.
In Lieu of flowers, the family encourages those who wish to express sympathy to consider making a donation to the Shaye Fields Scholarship fund at the Taft Union High School.
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