|Birth: ||Dec. 24, 1925|
|Death: ||Jul. 5, 1993|
Anchorage Daily News July 8, 1993
Longtime Alaska resident and senior advocate Thelma M. (Whiting) Mosby, 67, died July 5 at Elmendorf hospital. A visitation and funeral was at New Hope Baptist Church with the Rev. James Ivy officiating. Burial was at Oak Grove Cemetery in Springfield, Mass.
Mrs. Mosby was born Dec. 24, 1925, in Springfield, Mass., the daughter of Bessie Whiting Turner and James Whiting. She was married to Andrew Mosby in 1955. Mrs. Mosby attended Commerce High School in Springfield and studied the travel industry in Anchorage. She retired from civil service at age 60 after 30 years of federal service that included the Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Customs and the Federal Aviation Administration. Mrs. Mosby was a member of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees, American Association of Retired Persons, VFW Post 9978, Business and Professional Women and Alaska Sports Fishing Association. She was formerly selected as senior intern to Sen. Ted Stevens in Washington, D.C., and was involved with many local senior advocacy organizations. She held many offices within these organizations. Mrs. Mosby also was a member of the Board of Directors to the Anchorage Women's Bowling Association from 1978-79, Anchorage 500 Club, and a 1980 national delegate to the Women's International Bowling Conference. She traveled around Alaska and enjoyed camping and fishing. She was known as the ''Black Bass Queen'' of Seward. She also traveled the Caribbean and Africa where she participated in the World Women's Conference in Kenya. Her family said: ''Thelma was a pioneer African-American Alaskan who was outspoken and totally dedicated to her family, friends and fishing. She will be missed by many.'' Mrs. Mosby was predeceased by her parents, her husband, Andrew, and brother, James Jr.
She is survived by her children and their spouses, Homer ''Hap'' and ''Bernie'' Ransom, Bessie Ransom-Mosley and Emanuel Mosley II, Andrew Mosby Jr. and Lisa Gibbs, and Andrea Mosby, all of Anchorage; her stepbrother, William Beville of Springfield; her grandchildren, James Mosby, Royale Mosley, Jazmin Mosley, Emanuel Mosley III and Andrew Mosby III; and family members throughout the Lower 48. Arrangements were handled by Evergreen Memorial Chapel.
Oak Grove Cemetery
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Record added: Mar 19, 2008
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