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Gilbert A. Moseley Obituary
Gilbert A. Moseley

Gilbert A. Moseley, 93, of Issaquah WA passed away peacefully January 4, 2013 surrounded by family. He is survived by his wife, Josephine Moseley, his daughters Barbara Moseley, Seattle, and Betsy Moseley (Gordon Bryson) of Bellevue, and his three sisters, Jane Wallerstedt, Indianola, Iowa, Joanne Ross, Albuquerque, NM, Pat Byers, San Diego, CA. He was born in Holdenville, OK in 1919 and grew up in Des Moines, Iowa. He attended Drake University and was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon. With WWII looming he obtained his Airplane and Engine Mechanics Certification. He ultimately held licenses as a fixed wing private pilot, commercial pilot, and as a glider pilot. He joined the US Army, serving as a Master Sergeant and ground crew chief with the 455th Bomber Group stationed at Foggia Airfield complex near Cerignola, Italy. Returning to Des Moines, Iowa he married Josephine Zimmerman in April 1946. Achieving a BS in Industrial Arts Education from the University of Alabama and a Master of Science from Iowa State University, he launched his career teaching at the University of Illinois Institute of Aviation. Moving to Bellevue in 1953 he began a long career at The Boeing Company, working on defense projects including the B-52 , the Minuteman Missile from inception, the Air Launch Cruise Missile and others. A Charter member of Sahalee Country Club, Gil had the first club hole-in-one on 9-South. Retiring and moving to Camano Island in 1989 he was active in the Camaloch Golf Club, serving as President for several years. He was an avid gardener and enjoyed hot smoking year-round on his Weber. Moving to Providence Point, Issaquah, in 2003, he retired from golf and gardening to join the Quilting Club where he constructed several quilts a week for the Linus Society. There will be a gathering of family and friends at Town Center in Providence Point on February 2nd at 4 pm.
Published in The Seattle Times on Jan. 27, 2013
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