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In Memory of

Elsie GATCOMB

May 4, 1923 - June 27, 2013

Obituary



Elsie Gatcomb was born in Canton, Ohio on May 4, 1923 and passed away in Naples Florida on June 27, 2013.  A long time resident of Washington, she spent many years in West Seattle where she and her husband Morrie were active in the West Seattle Christian Church. Elsie obtained her Bachelor’s in Education from Kent State University in the late 1950’s while working full time and became a special education teacher.  She then attained her Master’s in Psychology and worked for many years as a School Psychologist with the Seattle Public School...


Elsie Gatcomb was born in Canton, Ohio on May 4, 1923 and passed away in Naples Florida on June 27, 2013.  A long time resident of Washington, she spent many years in West Seattle where she and her husband Morrie were active in the West Seattle Christian Church. Elsie obtained her Bachelor’s in Education from Kent State University in the late 1950’s while working full time and became a special education teacher.  She then attained her Master’s in Psychology and worked for many years as a School Psychologist with the Seattle Public School district.  A lifelong quilter, Elsie was a member of several Quilt Clubs in every city she lived and was instrumental in starting more than one group.  She did of all her quilting by hand, created many of her own designs and won a number ribbons in quilt competitions. Over the years she also knit hundreds of caps for “preemies” at local hospitals.



Elsie had a great love for travel and toured not only the United States, but also visited many countries around the world including China, Russia and Panama.  Many times she and a group of ladies would pile into the van and spend weeks on a quilt tour, visiting quilt shops in several different states.  She was always ready for a travel adventure!



Elsie was very generous with her time, talent and treasures and willingly lent a hand to anyone in need. In the past six years, she divided her time between Florida and Arizona and made many friends in both locations.



She is survived by daughter Pam Mason and son-in-law Bob Massarotti as well as grandson TJ Mason, great-grandchildren Amber Mason and Chris Mason and great great grandson Warren Mason.  She is also survived by sister Dorothy Caley of Boise, Idaho.  



Elsie lived a very full 90 years and touched the lives of many.  She will be missed.