Long-time Seattle resident Katherine Vasser, peacefully passed from this earthly life to our Lord and Savior promised eternal peace on October 16, 2021. Vasser was born to the union of Sam AJ and Nellie Cross in Bastrop, Louisiana in 1937. She was married to Morris L. Vasser for 52 years, and the mother of four beautiful children.
Vasser’s employment career included time as a Real Estate Sales Agent, Book Keeper, Manager of two different Model Cities programs for Low-income residents in Seattle/King County, Director of Senior/Minor Home Repair and she served 20 plus years until her retirement as Deputy Director of Central Area Motivation Program (CAMP) and Low-Income Heating Intervention Programs.
She was a member of various housing industry associations, a member in the congregation of New Light Christian Church under the leadership of the retired Pastor Danner until her health kept her from attending. She served the NAACP as the Freedom Fund Dance Chairman or Co-chairman for 10+ years through the 1970’s and 1980’s, she was an ACTSO Parent, and Girl Scout Cookie Mom too many years to count, a member of the GEMS Social Club, the Ladies Sunday Book Club and the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. as a Silver and Life member through Delta Upsilon Omega Chapter in Seattle.
Vasser was preceded in death by her beloved husband Morris, her son Cottrell, parents Sam and Nellie, and 14 sisters and brothers. She leaves to mourn her a sister Mrs. Earline (Robert) Shields, Daughters; Brenda D. Vasser, Bridgett J. Vasser (Fred Jr.) Gray, Lisa M. Vasser. Grandchildren; Destiny Gray, Doncheree Gray, Morris Gabriel Vasser Campbell and Great-grand Daughter Elizabeth Sullivan.
Those who loved her include a host of nieces, nephews, great and great-great nieces and nephews – five generations in all, as well as a plethora of additional folks who considered themselves extended family instead of friends.