Kathy Mason

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Long-time Anchorage resident, Kathy Lynn Mason, age 44, went to be with her Heavenly Father and earthly father Thursday evening, October 13, 2011. Kathy was born March 17, 1967, at Beale Air Force Base in Marysville, California, to Bobby Mack and Norma Mason. She moved with her family to Alaska in 1972. She graduated from Anchorage Christian Schools in 1985 and went on to attend Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, and the University of Alaska, Anchorage. Kathy was a beautiful soul: a devoted mother, amazing sister, and loving daughter. For the majority of her career she taught music to students of all ages at Anchorage Christian Schools, her alma mater. Her vibrant personality and enthusiasm for music and life inspired the hundreds of students that were fortunate to have her as their teacher, mentor, and friend. Many called her "Mama Kat." She enriched and brightened the hearts and lives of everyone she came into contact with. Her generosity and kind heart were apparent to all-her door was always open. She is survived by her two daughters, Madison and Karlee Lewis of Anchorage; mother and step-father, Norma and Bill McDonald of Anchorage; sister Kelly Murray and her husband Michael Murray of Smyrna, Tennessee; and paternal grandmother Lillian Mason of Grand Junction, Colorado. She was preceded in death by father Bobby Mack Mason; brother John Mack Mason; maternal grandparents John and Ola Glover; and paternal grandfather Mack Mason. Visitation will begin at the Anchorage Baptist Temple at 1:30 p.m., followed by a celebration of Kathy's life at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 18, 2011. The burial will take place immediately following the service at Angelus Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations can be to Anchorage Christian Schools music department. Arrangements have been entrusted to Legacy Funeral Homes Bragaw Chapel.

Published in Anchorage Daily News from Oct. 17 to Oct. 18, 2011