OBITUARY

James and Betty Mason

Betty Foote Mason, born on December 7, 1923 in Dallas, Texas, passed away on November 29, 2019. Her husband of over 77 years, James Leon Mason, who was born on October 26, 1922 in Farmersville, Texas, passed away 24 hours later on Saturday, November 30, 2019. Betty attended Pleasant Grove High School and was a 90-year member of the former Pleasant Grove First Baptist Church. She served as a Vacation Bible School teacher and was a Cub Scout Pack leader. James attended Woodrow Wilson High School and continuing education classes at SMU. He was a member of the former Pleasant Grove Baptist Church for over 60 years and served as a Deacon, a Sunday School teacher and in other leadership roles. He became a Master Mason in the Masonic Lodge in 1961. James worked for Southwestern Bell Telephone Co. for over 39 years. He was a telephone credit union officer and wrote their newsletter for many years. James also taught over 100 Defensive Driving classes and was the Public Address Announcer for the Pleasant Grove Football Stadium for 15 years. James was famous for corny jokes, asking LOTS of questions and precise and detailed descriptions of every car ever made. James and Betty relocated to Keller, TX for the last eight years and attended Keller United Methodist Church. Our family is so grateful for the faithful and loving caregivers, Marilyn Poore Gondolf and Susan Coffman Yarbrough, who missed many of their own family holidays and events to care for James and Betty for the last three years. James was preceded in death by his parents, Luther Mason and Ruth Wilson Mason; sister, Mary Ann Houston and brother, Charles Mason. Betty was preceded in death by her parents, Porter Foote and Gracie Watts Foote and sister, Dorothy Elmore. They are survived by son, Jim Mason and wife, Sandra; Jody Westbrook Bergman and husband, Mike and son, Porter Mason and wife, Elenor. They are also survived by six grandchildren, Paul Westbrook, Gracie Packwood, Jake Mason, Carrie Mahan, Lauren Lamp and Kelli Mason and 11 great-grandchildren.

Services

  • Graveside Service Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Memories

James and Betty Mason

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Susan Wilson

December 3, 2019

James was one of the oldest persons to successfully pass sales assessment and obtain a transfer into an outside sales job from a craft position at SBC. I got to know James while teaching Basic Sales Training and he was a thoughtful student and a gentleman. I was blessed to have known him and to have worked with him.
He had such a wonderful speaking voice.

My thoughts and prayers are with his family at this sad time.

Susan Wilson

Ted Crim

December 3, 2019

Dearest Jody,

Judy Mason, a dear and enduring friend, has shared notification of your great loss and I want to express my deepest condolences at this most difficult time.

We look at the life they lived together and celebrate how they're love for one another has extended into so many other lives as a testament to their dedication and incalculable influence that they have had on so many. There influence is pervasive and on-going and it will continue to serve as an example of how a life should be lived as an inspiration for us all.

Ted R. Crim
Plano, Texas

Elisse Freeman

December 3, 2019

Jody,
I am so sorry about your losses. I think of you often, and would love to hear from you.
With love and care,
Elisse Freeman

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY