Grant W. Mason, Colonel, U.S.A. retired, beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, dedicated servant of God and Country passed away September 9, 1994.
He was born March 29, 1910 in Aurora, Utah, son of Philip and Maria Sorensen Mason, parents of 12 children.Graduate of BYU and Snow College. M.A., U of U. Married Varna Johnson, May 30, 1934 in the Manti Temple. Completed 30 years as a highly decorated officer in U.S. Army. Served in Plans and Operations in the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Pentagon and as Instructor at the Command and General Staff College. Served in World War II, and Korea.
Upon retirement, taught economics at Granite High School where he was recognized for his exceptional competence and sensitivity.
Active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Served as stake missionary, young men's president, branch presidency, high council, executive secretary, high priest's group leader.
Grant is survived by his wife, Varna J. Mason, three daughters and spouses: Gloria and Jerry Betts, Dallas, Texas; Constance and Fred G. Bennett, Los Angeles; Catherine and Jeffrey W. Stevens, Salt Lake City; six grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, seven brothers and sisters.
If Grant Mason's life had to be explained by a single word, that word would be dedication; dedication to family, dedication to country; dedication to church. His monument upon this earth is the broad spectrum of lives he has touched: soldiers, students, members of the church and his family. They will always remember, individually and collectively, in their own ways, how his love, dedication and compassion has enriched them and their families.
In farewell, the final stanza from the U.S. Military Academy Alma Mater seems appropriate: "may it be said, well done; be though at peace."
Funeral services will be held Thursday, September 15, 1994 at 1 p.m. in the East Millcreek First Ward, 2702 East Evergreen Avenue (3435 South). Friends may call at Wasatch Lawn Mortuary, 3401 South Highland Drive on Wednesday, September 14, 1994 from 6-8 p.m.
Entombment, Wasatch Lawn Mausoleum.
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