Maybelle L. Mason

March 18, 1918 — Aug. 10, 2017

Maybelle L. Mason, 99, passed away Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017, in St. George. She was born March 18, 1918, in Aberdeen, South Dakota, to John and Annie J. Withrow Lacey. She married James E. Mason, March 28, 1942, in San Francisco, California.

Maybelle was raised in Aberdeen, South Dakota. She graduated from George Washington High School in Los Angeles, California, in 1936 and pursued advanced studies in business. She has lived in Aberdeen, South Dakota; Los Angeles and San Francisco, California (military deployment with husband); Fort Monroe, Virginia (military deployment of husband, place of birth for first child); numerous locations in the greater Los Angeles and San Diego areas; all prior to relocation to St. George in 2006. She also maintained a summer residence on a lake on Anderson Island located in Washington state.

Maybelle enjoyed traveling and was fortunate enough to travel the world including Asia, India, Australia and Europe.

Maybelle loved any and all animals and enabling the success of those around her. She was an exceptional mother and enjoyed camping, skiing and boating with her sons. She was also an avid bowler in her younger years.

She is survived by her son James W. Mason and his wife, Marilyn Mason of Washington, Utah, granddaughter, Michelle Cowden; and great-granddaughters, Ava Cowden and Lauren Cowden of Scotts Valley, California.

Maybelle is preceded in death by her husband, James E. Mason; son Reginald A. Mason; brothers, Howard Lacey and Earl Lacey; sisters, Dorothy Sanborn, Josephine Fight and Blanche Lacey.

The family wishes to acknowledge the exceptional care provided by Sterling Court over the last five years and most recently Dixie Hospice. Special thanks and appreciation are warmly extended to Martha Vidoni.

Funeral services

  • Memorial services will be Aug. 16 at 11 a.m. at Sterling Court, 324 N. 1680 East, St George.
  • Interment will take place in the Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Boulder City, Nevada.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Spilsbury Mortuary, 435-673-2454.

For condolences, full obituary, and funeral listings please visit Spilsbury Mortuary online.

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