Patricia J. (Scanlon) Mason, 88, formerly of Denver/Niagara Falls/Wichita, died on Monday, March 25, 2013 in Eagle, CO. Pat was born in St. Joseph, MO, the fifth of eleven children of Byron and Margaret (Zirkle) Scanlon, who later moved to El Dorado, KS, where Pat graduated from high school in 1942. She then attended Nurses Training in Kansas City and enjoyed a long career as a Registered Nurse retiring at age 70.
Pat married Charles Mason, Jr., also of El Dorado, in June 1946 at St. Johns Catholic Church. They enjoyed 56 years together. Pat and Charlie moved many times all across the states during their marriage while raising twelve children - ten boys and two girls. They lived in locations such as Wichita, KS, Costa Mesa, CA, Kansas City, MO, Lawson, MO, Niagara Falls, NY, Black Hawk, CO and Golden, CO.
Pat was preceded in death by husband, Charles A. Mason, Jr. (2002); sons, John Mason (1977) and Tim Mason (2010); and six brothers and three sisters. She is survived by her sister, Carol (Scanlon) Ward; sons, Charles (Cherry) Mason III, Dan Mason, Patrick (Jenny Myers) Mason, Terry (Zhaolin) Mason, Jimmy Mason, Tom (Matet) Mason, Bill (Kris) Mason, Ted (Laura) Mason; daughter-in-law, Rita Mason; and daughters, Mary Kate (Bart) Ewing and Peggy Mason. She is also survived by 36 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
Recitation of the Rosary will be on Monday, April 1st at 7 PM at St. John's Catholic Church in El Dorado, Kansas. A Funeral Mass will be held at 11 AM on Tuesday, April 2nd with reception to follow at St. John's Catholic Church.
For more detailed information about Pat, visit the Kirby Morris website at www.kirbymorrisfuneralhome.com.