Mable Ann Massey

Gigi 2013Mable Ann Massey, fondly known in the family as “Gigi,” 83, of Seattle, WA gained her angel wings and flew home to be with her Lord and Savior, December 4, 2013.


She was born in Harrington, WA, February 2, 1930, to Russell and Georgietta McCune. She married the late Delmar Massey in 1946. Traveling with her husband who was in the Air Force, she lived in Wyoming, Alaska, Washington, the Philippines, Texas, Germany, Michigan, and returned to Washington. Following the death of her husband, God spoke to her and said, “Death is beautiful. It is not the end but the beginning of life.” This led her to write a book, An Open Letter to Bill, about the painful process of watching a loved one die and the joy of discovering life anew in Christ. An excerpt from that book:


“When I swept the cobwebs out of the heart, I was immersed in an unbelievable awareness of Jesus. He was just waiting to take control. I had no more longing, no more searching. That missing piece fell into place. I couldn’t overlook Him. His love was all around me. I was swimming in Divine love. He was just waiting for me to give my all to Him. I will never be the same, because Jesus has invaded my life: my heart, my mind and my soul.”


In a letter to a niece, Mable wrote, “My life is now completely dedicated to listening to and being led by the Spirit….” In that spirit, she continued her traveling as she lived a life of service to others, helping others as the Lord led her. Between 1985 and up until she died she lived in 32 different cities in 20 different states. Some, but not inclusive, of her ministry are: inner-city ministry for the homeless in Seattle; managing the clothing area for the needy and being the coordinator for a friendship center helping needy and stranded people in Colorado; distributing clothing, food, and medicine into Mexico out of El Paso, Texas; managing a safe house for abused women and children in Montana; working with elderly ladies in Hawaii; working at Salvation Army in Arizona; and working at the food pantry and helped at the Salvation Army in New Mexico.


In that letter to her niece, she also wrote, “I never know why He leads me to a certain place until I am there for a while, but I listen and pray about every move and He always confirms what is made known to me. It is truly an exciting life!” Mable truly had an exciting and fulfilling life helping others right up to the last 15 months in the assisted living home where she was constantly offering to help others.


She is survived by 3 children: Lyla Morris, of Seattle, WA; Pamela Moon, of Ocean Shores, WA; and Dale Massey, of Wright City, MO. She is also survived by 7 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great-grandchildren.


In lieu of flowers, help someone in need.


Memorial services will be at 3:00 p.m., December 15, 2013, at the Stratford at Maple Leaf, Seattle, WA.

5 Responses to “Mable Ann Massey”

  • Jeff says:

    Truely a wonderfull lady who will allways be in our hearts and minds.

  • Claire Wilson (and Hilde Wilson) says:

    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My mom has lived at the Stratford for a little over a year and we both have enjoyed watching Mabel taking her strolls up and down the main corridors during our visits together while we were sitting in the living room area. My mom especially loved the decorations that adorned her walker – with dementia they were great reminders of the seasons and the celebrations she used to remember so freely. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

  • Kurt & Michele Newman says:

    “A wonderful lady” barely touches a description of Mable, but it is a very nice start. Michele and I met Mable while working with her at the Fort Lewis Post Exchange from 1975 until 1978. Not only was she an incredible employee, she was an incredible friend. We formed a racquetball club together, among the many, many things that made up her life. We played poker together and the list goes on and on, far beyond just the job. Later after we were retired, I came across Mable at one of the places where she was helping people and I asked her, “Are you one of the angels that God puts on this earth?” She smiled that big beautiful smile or hers and told me in her squeaky voice, “No,” …but I knew better. She made this place we call earth a much better place by touching the lives of so many. I guess even angels have to die.

  • Kurt Newman says:

    Can anyone tell me how to find a copy of the book that Mable wrote? Thanks

  • Pamela Moon says:

    In response to Kurt Newman’s request about the book written by Mable, please email me, Pamela Moon (Mable’s daughter), at I can get a copy of it to you.

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