Jesse Keith Mason
October 7, 1932 – November 22, 2019
Jesse Keith Mason 1932 - 2019
In the early morning of Friday, November 22, 2019, Keith lost his short but valiant battle with cancer. Keith was born October 7, 1932 to Victor and Edna Mason in Carragana, Saskatchewan, Canada. The 4th of seven siblings. Keith moved to Edmonton, Alberta in 1950 where he started his long career in the oil field or as he liked to call it the "oil patch". He started working with Regency Drilling and shortly there after met the love of his life, Nora O'Shea. The two married in 1958 and have enjoyed 61 years of marriage. In 1963, Nora and Keith raised their family.
In 1980, Keith was traveling the globe as President of Christensen Diamond Products Canada. That same year the family transferred to Salt Lake City, Utah. Keith continued his extensive travels as VP Marketing with Christensen Drilling Products. In 1986, Keith was transferred to Houston, Texas as the VP of Operations for Western Hemisphere with Eastman-Christensen. In 1991, Eastman-Christensen was acquired by Baker Hughes, Keith stayed on for two years as an advisor until his retirement in 1991. In 1994, Keith returned to the oil field co-founding Diamond Products International (DPI).
Keith's greatest joy was spending time with family especially his grandchildren. Keith was also an avid golfer which he did not start until the age of 50. One of his most satisfying accomplishments were his three holes in one. Keith and Nora spent many years traveling and golfing in Nora's native home Ireland. Other passions included salmon fishing on Campbell River, Canada. Enjoying summers golfing with great friends from their home in Semiahmoo, Washington as well as enjoying friends and family during the winter months in Sugar Land, Texas.
Keith is survived by his wife, Nora; daughter, Marcene and husband, John Hay, grandchildren, John Mason, Luke and Norah; son, Guy Mason and wife Teresa, grandchildren, Emily and Keith. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, December 4th, 2019 from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at Sugar Creek Country Club, Sugar Land, Texas.
- Celebration Of Life Wednesday, December 4, 2019
Jesse Keith Mason
December 6, 2019
I have very fond memories of Uncle Keith from when I was little. I still remember him taking me sailing at the cabin they had a mameo beach. He will be greatly missed.
November 29, 2019
Keith was a very caring person who added so much in his circle of friends. He had a contagious smile. You could see how proud he was of his family. He will truly be missed.
November 24, 2019
Praying for his family. He was a nice man He will be missed.