Doris and Chuck Moser Scholarship
Chuck Moser (1917-1995) Doris Moser (1923 – 2012)
Chuck Moser was born in Chillicothe, Missouri and went on to play football at the University of Missouri. During his time in the Army Air Corps he met his wife, Doris, and they had two children, Janie and Glenn. He accepted the position of head football coach at Abilene High School in 1953. He led the team to three straight state titles in 1954, 1955, and 1956. In 1960, Cooper High School was established and Moser became Athletic Director of the Abilene public schools.
Coach Moser was known for his high standards of integrity, academic performance and community service. He served as president of the Abilene Kiwanis Club and the Boy Scouts Council. He was involved with the United Way and served as chairman of the board and Sunday school teacher at his church. More than anything, Coach Moser was an example to his players.
Doris Woodley Moser was born February 2, 1923 in Sabinal, Texas. She grew up with her extended family in Sabinal and Uvalde. She was valedictorian of Sabinal High School and attended the University of Texas at Austin as mathematics major. In 1942 Doris married Chuck Moser who was a Captain in the United States Army stationed at Hondo, Texas; theirs was a happy marriage for 53 years. Doris was a devoted mother and grandmother to her daughters and their families always with letters, gifts, and interest in their lives. Throughout her life, Doris enjoyed reading everything on the New York Times bestseller list and much more, traveling, playing bridge, china painting, and writing. She wrote two books, _Take Time to Remember _which is a memoir of her family’s life and _Texas Courthouses _which are accounts of the oral and written histories of all 254 Texas courthouses which she and Chuck visited and photographed. Doris and Chuck enjoyed attending 44 Elder-Hostels throughout the United States, Canada and Great Britain. In their retirement years, they traveled to Europe. Doris and her husband, Chuck, were a part of the Abilene, Texas community and Abilene High School football in the 1950’s and 960’s. Later moving to Bryan, Texas, Chuck and Doris were a part of the Texas A&M football and its community. Doris was very involved member of the United Methodist Church and the PEO sisterhood wherever she lived. Doris enjoyed her wonderful friends in McAllen, Abilene, Bryan-College Station, and Boerne throughout her life. She died in Boerne, Texas on January 18, 2012. She leaves behind two daughters, Jane Moser Drum, and Glenn Moser Rogers and their families.
This scholarship will continue to honor the memory of Chuck and Doris Moser.