In the mist of COVID-19 our family lost a beloved daughter, sister, wife and mother. Jennifer Powers-Mosher, 51 years young, passed away suddenly on April 2, 2020 at McLaren Lapeer Hospital. Due to the COVID-19 hospital restrictions, we are devastated that we could not be with her. We were only able to say our goodbyes over the phone. We are thankful she had the chance to tell her girls she loved them “more,” and her husband, parents and other family members too…but we will forever be heartbroken that she died alone.
Born January 5, 1969, Jennifer was a graduate of Imlay City High School. Jennifer married a few years later to Loren VanDerPloeg from Imlay City. Tragically, Loren died in an automobile accident shortly after their first year of marriage. She later married Mark Cheney, also from Imlay City; and they had two beautiful baby girls, Taylor and Hannah. Jennifer always wanted to be a wife and mother and she enjoyed every moment of it! She loved to cook and entertain for family and friends with pig roasts, bonfires, Super Bowl and holiday parties. She devoted her time to her family and was a dedicated mom with both girls active in competitive dance, track and field and volleyball. Sadly, Mark passed away from cancer in 2006, leaving Jen with two young daughters ages 11 and nine. In 2015, Jennifer married Kevin Mosher, who she met in high school, after rekindling their friendship through Facebook and they lived in North Branch with their two beloved American Bullies Rosie and Koda. She loved her new large extended family and Rosie and Koda were like her little babies.
Despite the numerous tragedies she experienced, Jen leaves many friends and family with wonderful memories that we cherish! Jennifer was a beautiful person who loved everyone, with ALL her heart! She was always smiling and laughing, even when it was hard to. People will remember her laugh (and snort!) and her beautiful smile that lit up a room! She was truly a beautiful person inside and out!
Jennifer is survived by her husband, Kevin Mosher; daughters, Taylor Cheney and Hannah Cheney (Daniel Thompson); father, Reginald Powers; mother, Barbara (Harry) Powers; sister, Aimee Powers; nephew and nieces, Alex Elwart, Brooke Elwart and Cassidy Pung; stepsons, Jacob, Kaleb and Kylan Mosher; brothers/sisters-in-laws, Wes Mosher Jr., Evette Ruhlman, Lisa Webster, Jade Mosher, Rochelle Ryti, Meegan Bourdeau; and numerous step-nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held privately, for immediate family, due to the COVID-19 restrictions. The family will be planning a Celebration of Life at a later date, for other friends and family members to pay their respects.
The Powers and Mosher families mourn the loss of Jennifer, gone way too soon, and appreciate everyone’s support and continued prayers.
In lieu of flowers, anyone wishing to make memorial contributions can donate through the GoFundMe memorial for Jennifer Powers-Mosher, set up for her two daughters as they continue their education and future endeavors. Jennifer was so proud of her girls and loved them beyond measure!
Those who wish to send cards/memorials can also mail to Blackburn Chapel-Martin Funeral Home, 4216 Huron Street, P.O. Box 248, North Branch, MI 48461. (Please make checks out to Taylor Cheney or Hannah Cheney, in Memory of Jennifer Powers-Mosher)
Family and friends may share memories, prayers and photos with the family at www.blackburnchapel.com
Arrangements entrusted to Blackburn Chapel-Martin Funeral Home.