Darrell Mason Obituary

Darrell John Mason
Darrell John Mason

May 17, 1919 - April 9, 2003
Born in Holbrook, ID
Resided in Ogden,, UT
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Darrell John Mason

OGDEN – Darrell John Mason passed away peacefully in Ogden, Utah on Wednesday, April 9, 2003. He died of natural causes.

He was born on May 17, 1919 in Holbrook, Idaho to John Clifford Mason and Minerva Burnett Mason.
Darrell married Cleo Burrows on June 11, 1941 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple.

He was educated in both Ogden City and in Weber County. After graduating from Davis High School he went on to attend Weber College and Utah State University.

Darrell was a veteran of World War II serving first as Radar Technician and then advancing onto Chief Radar Technician of the USS Aircraft Carrier Bunker Hill. Darrell’s squadron was privileged to serve in the United States Navy’s first night fighter squadron. His squadron received several commendations for their special naval service. Following Darrell’s tour of duty, he retuned with his squadron from the Pacific to Charleston, Rhode Island where he instructed various naval personnel in receiving radar technical training.

Darrell was employed by the Ogden Union Railway and Depot Co. and also the Union Pacific Railroad. He was an electrician and air-conditioning technician. He retired from his chosen profession after serving 35 years.

He was a member of the LDS Church and served in several leadership capacities including MIA President, Elder’s Quorum President, High Priests Group Presidency, Boy Scout Leader, Boy Scouts Troop Committeeman, Merit Badge Councilor, and Home Teacher.

Darrell’s younger years were spent as an avid hunter and fisherman. All who were close to Darrell were well aware of his love and respect for the outdoors. Many people have fond memories of the fun and adventurous fishing and hunting trips accompanying Darrell in to the great outdoors. He was truly at peace whether he was beside a mountain stream, trolling for fish in his boat or hunting for deer in the mountains. He also became proficient in the art of turquoise and silver lapidary work. His rings, bracelets, necklaces or sets of earrings were truly works and treasures of beautiful art.

Darrell discovered the game of golf after he retired from his life profession as an electrician. One of his greatest pleasures and joys of life was to be out on the golf course playing a round with his friends. He was especially proud of his two “Holes in One”.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Cleo; two children: Kent (Barbara) Mason of Eagle, Idaho; and Denise Mason of Ogden, Utah; four grandchildren: Rod Mason, Blake (Stacy) Mason, Kristine (Juston) Hall, and Sean Christensen; and four great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his sisters, Shirley (Dean) Corbridge, Beth (Bob) Wideman, Joyce Nay, Geraldine (Mike) Hodge, Ilene Menhennet; and his brothers, Jesse (Sharon) Mason, Lyle (Donnie) Mason and Eldon (Mary) Mason.

Darrell was preceded in death by his parents and stepmother, Maren; sister, Arlene; and three infant siblings.

The family wishes to extend their gratitude and appreciation to the staff and caregivers of Manor Care Health Care Services for the friendship and loving care provided to Darrell during his care and rehabilitation at their facility.

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Visitation
Myers Mortuary - Ogden
100 Monroe Blvd.
Ogden, UT US 84404
April 11, 2003
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Service
Kingston Ward Chapel
1425 Kingston Drive
Ogden, UT US
April 12, 2003
11:00 AM
Cemetery
Huntsville Cemetery
End of Cemetery Point, West of 100 South
Huntsville, UT US 84317
April 12, 2003