Aundria, first born daughter of Larry Otis Moseley and Phyllis Sue Wynn born April 27, 1962 on
Cannon Air Force Base Clovis New Mexico, and died May 3, 2020 n her home in Shafter,
California. She is survived by her husband Otis Paul Gipson, daughter Laurin Lee, son Bodee
Gipson, stepson Tanner Gipson, sisters Lucinda LaRee and Shara Collum, grandchildren Blake,
Aiden and Tristen Lee, and nieces and nephews Holly, Drew, Syd, Lily and Jacob.
As a child Aundria loved to play outside in the wild of her childhood eastern high Sierra
landscape: running, climbing, and riding horses. She collected Rock & Roll records and enjoyed
dancing, fashion, and art. She was one of the most beautiful and best dressed girls in Bishop
High School and a trend-setter.
Aundria became a mother at 17, giving birth to her premature daughter Laurin Lee and stepped
up at a young age caring for a child with special needs. Her second child, Bodee, was born at 41
after marriage to the love of her life Otis Paul Gipson - a musician turned farmer. Their friends
called them Andy and OP, and in each other they found soulmates. The name Otis runs in the
family shared by Aundria’s paternal grandfather, father, husband, and son.
Aundria was a visionary and lived a full and adventurous life, choosing to do things her own way
with style. Like her favorite movie character played by Patrick Swayze in Point Break, she was a
“real searcher; a modern savage “. In her 58 years, she experienced many different careers and
developed numerous skills and hobbies. As a young adult, she worked for Mammoth Mountain
and remembered these years as some of the best times of her life. There, she partied with friends,
skied, and was one of the few female rock climbers.
As a young mother she worked as a waitress and in a plant nursery. Inspired by landscape design
and flowers she started to explore her artistic talent by teaching herself how to paint and create
art quilts hand dying her material to better reflect the colors in nature. She taught herself how to
sew and bead and created jewelry, denim jackets, jean shorts with a western, Native American
and Rock & Roll edge.
Aundria was later hired by the City of Bakersfield in the Parks Maintenance Department retiring
from this position after 20 Years of service. In this job, she ran a crew landscaping parks, at
times, using tools twice her size and weight. During these years she encountered many homeless
people in the parks and was committed to helping them where she could by giving them clothes,
food, hygiene products and helping them get much need services.
Through her life, she mastered the art of gardening and specialized in organic and sustainable
drought resilient and resistant plants. She was passionate about wildflowers, succulents,
butterflies, bees, spiders, and insects. During her years of retirement, she lived on an almond
farm and learned how to grow vegetables and raise chickens and keep bees. She loved spending
time cooking for her family, listening to her favorite music, dancing in her living room,
gardening, and star gazing.
She will be missed greatly for her generosity of spirit, infectious laugh, beauty and strength. Her
son Bodee sums it up well when he says, “My mom was the most loving person I know. She was
understanding and did not judge you for what you did. She would let nothing get in the way of
loving and giving.”
The family plans to celebrate Aundria’s life at a Memorial Service in her hometown of Bishop,
California when they can gather together as a family.