Don Mason

Thursday, November 18, 2021

On Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2021, Don Mason passed away peacefully in Columbus after being blessed with 96 years of life.

He was born and raised in Stillwater County by his parents Mack and Violet and his six sisters. At 18, he joined the fight in Europe and was wounded at the onset of the Battle of the Bulge.

After the war, he received a degree in architecture and settled in Billings to practice his profession and raise a family with his wife, Jerry, and sons Conlin, Mark and Tom.

He moved to Phoenix in 1979 to apply his trade and his passion for golf. After retirement, he returned to his roots in Stillwater County, where he enjoyed dancing every week. He and his dear friend and longtime dance partner, Vi Ekle, were still cutting the rug at his 90th birthday celebration.

He enjoyed sharing his stories with company and was quick with a smile.

He is survived by his sons Mark and Tom; five grandchildren and four great grandchildren; sisters Doris Chinery and Elsie Liechly and numerous nieces and nephews.

A committal service with military honors will be held at Yellowstone National Veteran’s Cemetery in Laurel at 1 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 19, 2021.