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Obituaries > MASON, EDWARD R.

Funeral Services for Edward R. Mason, 85, of Milburn, Oklahoma will be held on Tuesday, February 16, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. in the Clark Funeral Chapel with Rev. Eugene Ledford officiating. Interment will follow in the Fillmore Cemetery with Military Honors provided by The Chickasaw Nation Honor Guard. Mr. Mason passed away on Friday, February 12th [2010] at the Johnston Memorial Hospital in Tishomingo.

Ed was born on September 28, 1924 in Detroit, Michigan to Edward Charles Mason and Edwinna Robberson Mason. He moved with his family to Oklahoma City when he was four years old and then moved to California as a teenager, where he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. He served in the Marines in the South Pacific during WWII in an elite group known as the Carlson Raiders. Ed returned home as a decorated veteran. His time in the Armed Forces gave him a taste of adventure. He began a long career as a commercial fisherman, traveling from coast to coast and around the world. He lived in Hawaii for several years where he took time to spend with his family and again be near the ocean. During this time, he dedicated his life to God and became an elder in the Mormon Church. Ed retired and settled in Tishomingo where he lived for many years, marrying his longtime sweetheart, Bettylee Elgin. He was a member of the local V.F.W. and enjoyed telling stories of his adventures to his close friends who will remember him for his kind heart, charming smile, sense of humor and amazing stories.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife and a sister, Mary.

Ed is survived by his daughter, Sherry Naperskie and her husband Phil; two grandchildren, Dane & Natalie and numerous great-grandchildren; Also, his caregiver of twelve years, Anna Scribner and her family.