OBITUARY

Mason Charles Latham

March 6, 1995April 2, 2011

Mason Charles Latham was born in Dallas on March 6, 1995 and passed away on April 2, 2011. A life too short, though one filled with passion, curiosity and love. Mason was a sweet young man recognized by all who knew him for his never ending quest for answers and his love for building his own experiments. Mason had a dear love for and with his three sisters; Brooke, Rachel and Avery. A very special and lasting love. Mason also loved his dog Story like no other dog has ever been loved. His family and friends quickly describe him as easy going, curious, intelligent, gentle and caring. Mason was wise beyond his 16 years and most commented on his ability to discuss topics and issues with adults as if he were their peer. A quick wit, a bright smile and the gift of conversation quickly endeared him to all who spent time with him. For such a short life, he lived every day to its fullest and never looked back. Mason’s zest for life was evident in his passion for sports, whether football, snowboarding or skate boarding and his innate physical talents ensured he did them exceptionally. In addition, his loving heart directed him in his kindness toward others and empathy for those who needed a friend. Mason is survived by his parents, Mark and Ellen Latham, and his three sisters; Brooke, Rachel and Avery. His family includes grandparents Diana and John Lewis, Eugene and Gloria Latham, Martha and Robert Smith, Joe and Judy Martin; aunts and uncles Mrs. Kathy Washburn, Mr. and Mrs. Mark Huteson, Ms. Carolyn Smith, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Short, Mr. and Mrs. Scott Latham, Mr. Jeff Latham, Mr. and Mrs. David Latham, Mr. and Mrs. Mark Allison, Mr. and Mrs. Eduardo Latham, and Mr. and Mrs. Doc Weidknecht, Mr. Julia Butler, Mr. & Mrs. Nelson Smith and Dr. Taylor Smith. The Latham family will receive visitors at Sparkman/Hillcrest Funeral Home 7405 W. Northwest Highway in Dallas, Texas from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Wednesday, April 6. A memorial service to celebrate Mason’s exceptional life will be held on Thursday, March 7 at 2:00 pm at Saint Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church, 8011 Douglas Avenue, Dallas, Texas. A private family interment service will be held the same day. In lieu of flowers donations are being accepted in Mason Latham’s name at ESD - The Lower Campus - to help children in need. Donations can be sent to Episcopal School of Dallas Lower Campus, 4344 Colgate Ave., Dallas, TX 75225 P:(214) 363-5471. Make checks payable to ESD Lower Campus, in the memo Attn: Mason C. Latham Fund. Jay Allison, Bob Beaham, Gerry Dube, Phillip Gunn, Matt Herring, HI Schendle, Chip Fichtner and Robert Deptula will serve as pallbearers.

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, April 6, 2011
  • Memorial Service Thursday, April 7, 2011

Memories

Mason Charles Latham

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yvonne crum

June 14, 2011

Ellen and Mark. I am a close friend of Dee and all the wyly Clan.. and I want you to know that I have you in my heart. We lost our son Paul in 1997 at age 25.. I do know how you feel and I promise it gets easier thru the years but you never have a day that you don't miss them.. my love to you and Ellen my dear Jill said she enjoyed being with you... on the trip. know that you are in all our prayers.
Yvonne Crum

Juliana Short

April 21, 2011

Mason,you were a great joy to be with. May you rest in peace.
Your Cousin, Juliana

David Klatman

April 18, 2011

My deepest sympathy. May God grant you peace, and may his memory be for a blessing.

Jennifer Katona

April 11, 2011

Mark, Ellen, & Family-
I pray for your family during this time of loss. Mason is in an amazing place shining down on all of you. Time does heal... I promise.

Paula Tighe

April 9, 2011

Ellen and Mark,

I'm so very sorry for your loss. Wishing you strength and peace.

Stuart Schuldt

April 8, 2011

Mark and Family,
I learned of your loss through Mark's college network. I am deeply saddened by this news and want to express my sincerest condolences. God bless,

April 8, 2011

Dear Mark, Ellen and Family,
Our prayers and thoughts are upon you. We offer our deepest sympathy and pray that God's peace, grace , love and mercy will sustain you in the days ahead. Philippians 4 :7.

David and Linda Laney,
Hot Springs, Ar.

Grew Family

April 8, 2011

Dear Mark, Ellen and Family
We are so sad to hear the news about Mason. Our prayers our with your family. Mason was a nice young man who we got know in a short time.
Steve, Shelley, Scott and Jason Grew

Jacobsen Family

April 7, 2011

Dear Latham Family. I thought you should know that you how great of a boy you had, always had a smile on his face. Not a mean bone in mason's body. He gave my brother a great friend, i am very sorry for your loss. If you need someone to talk to unfortunately the Jacobsen/ Hubbard family knows what your going through.


Kyle Jacobsen : 925 963 5420
Kevin Jacobsen : 1-510 774 1585
Michelle Jacobsen : 925 570 0300

Janice Walls

April 7, 2011

Mark & Ellen, I had the pleasure of meeting you and Mason during the Feb. FLC at Hyde. I would just like you to know that I am thinking of you and to know how sorry Austin and I are for your loss.
Janice Walls

FROM THE FAMILY