Mozelle Nalan

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Obit MozelleLeap Year Day 1992, in Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada, Ken and Natasha Nalan (Natalie Clark) were blessed with an adorable baby girl, Mozelle. Mozelle became extremely ill and doctors did not expect her to survive an emergency surgery at 36 hours old. God blessed Mozelle’s family and they enjoyed her bright blue eyes and shining spirit for 19 years, 4 months and 17 days. We are striving to thank God for the precious years we had her instead of those we lost.

Mozelle spent her childhood years in Skagway, Alaska. Many happy times were spent with her dog, Shelley. During summer she would hike to and camp at Upper Lake with Judy Selmer and even hiked the Chilkoot Trail. She had planned to hike the Pacific Crest Trail as an adult.

Mozelle got her musical ability from her grandpa, Glen Clark who taught strings in the Northshore elementary schools and orchestra at Canyon Park Jr. High for over 20 years.

She could write and sing wonderful songs. She loved skiing, swimming, rock climbing, zip lines but most of all playing with her siblings. She attended horse camp at Heart-Bar Ranch, first as a camper then as a counselor.

Her Baha’I faith was important to her.

Mozelle was honored to attend NCCI in London, Ontario, and enjoyed her teachers and friends. She happily immersed herself in dance, music and theater.

Mozelle then moved with her mother and siblings to the Bothell/Woodinville area to be closer to the medical care she needed.

During her treatments she would take time to visit teenage cancer patients during their chemo.

Her love of horses led her to volunteer at Little Bit Therapeutic riding stable. This allowed her to meld her love of horses, children and service to others. She had hoped to make this her career.

Sadly that desire to serve others was cut short when she was murdered while volunteering in Anchorage.

Please honor Mozelle’s life of service by doing a good deed on Leap Year Day and sign up on her facebook page: Mozelle Nalan Memorial Leap Into Service.

A memorial celebration of life has been held.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to your favorite charity or Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center as Mozelle spent many happy hours volunteering there and had planned to make that her career. Their address is 19802 N.E. 148th Street, Woodinville, WA 98077, phone (425) 882-1554or

Mozelle may have only lived 19 years, but she touched many lives.

She is survived by her parents Ken and Natasha Nalan (Natalie Clark); beloved siblings, Erik, Aurora and Layli; grandparents, Glen and Mozelle Clark; aunt, Sharna Clark (Donovan) and her family and extended family.

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