Obituary of Mary Josephine Mason
Mary Josephine (McNett) Mason
April 3, 1933 ~ January 14, 2019
Mary found her eternal rest, the youngest of 8 siblings, to be joined again with all her nuclear family in the arms of the Lord.
She was born in Circle, Montana to Lon Francis and Theresa (Tress) McNett. Soon afterward, during the height of the Great Depression, the family traveled west, eventually homesteading in Fern Prairie. She enjoyed family and friends as she lived in the Camas/Washougal area all the years of her long and loving life.
Mary Jo graduated from the Providence Academy in Vancouver, Washington in 1951. Shortly afterward, she found William (Bill) Dennis Mason, the love of her life, and they married September 8, 1951. They were together for 55 years until Bill’s passing in 2006.
Mother Mary was a homemaker throughout her life, nurturing her four children (Susie, Billy Jr., Sandy and Eddy) along with her 10 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. As a licensed foster parent she brought other children into her modest home as her children grew.
A member of St. Thomas Aquinas in Camas from 1937, Mary was also active in the St. Thomas Women’s Guild as well as the Catholic Daughters of America. She dearly loved her extended church family and all her time spent there.
Mom loved to dance. She was active in team sports including bowling, softball, basketball, as well as the drum and bugle corps in her younger years. Upon his retirement, she enjoyed her time with Bill as snowbirds, along with many fishing trips to County Line.
Mary is survived by her four children and all grand and great grandchildren.
Services will be held on Friday, January 25, 2019 at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, Camas Washington. The Rosary will be at 11:00 AM, Mass will be at 12:00 noon, with the reception following in the church basement. Interment will take place at the Camas Cemetery at 2:30 PM. Funeral arrangements were provided by Straub’s Funeral Home.
In Lieu of flowers, please make any donations to: St. Thomas Youth Group-Faith Formation.
Straub's Funeral Home
325 NE 3rd Avenue
Camas, Washington 98607
Phone: (360) 834-4563