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July 30, 2015

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August 31, 2014
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Dear Lynne,
We were shocked to learn of Jim's death and dismayed that we missed the obituary. Ann had total ankle replacement surgery in April and presented me with a 24/7 caretaker role--in May we were both absorbed by this; consequently, days passed without taking time to read the paper. Jim (whom we called Bert in our college days) was a close and valued colleague, as well as a giant in his field; we consider you both to be dear friends (and present tense seems the only appropriate reference). You may recall that he was instrumental in obtaining my position at the BYU lab school to follow him when he moved to the music department. We both completed doctoral studies during a similar time frame. His incredible career at BYU et al. progressed during the time we lived in Kansas I served as director of the School of Music and later, associate dean, fine arts at Wichita State University. I am amazed at the breadth and extent of his achievements and reflect on the constancy and value of your support and presence through all of them. We love and admire you both and offer heartfelt sympathy and condolence to you and your family. Bill and Ann Mathis
August 30, 2014
June 26, 2014
Dear Lynne, Julie, and family,

So very sorry to hear of Dr. Mason's passing. He was a kind and wonderful man. I enjoyed our travels together in Europe and getting to know each of you on a personal level. I lost my father on May 20th and understand your great loss. Our love and respect to each of you. Our prayers will be with you .

Love,
Layne & Kristine Westover
May 24, 2014
I just learned of the passing of James A. Mason (unfortunately too late to attend the memorial service) and suddenly find myself reflecting on my years at BY High where I had the good fortune of playing under him in the band. He was a wonderful mentor--imbuing us with an appreciation for not only music, but the arts in general (I remember Picasso's "The Musicians" in his office). He always had us playing the best of literature and to a very high standard (often using recordings of the Eastman Wind Ensemble as an example). Even during the cold early morning marching band drills in the fall, his attention to detail and doing things correctly (our turns were always crisp and our lines straight) was evident. However, his primary concern was not mere execution, but his students as individuals and the aesthetic experiences open to them through music. He was an outstanding, inspiring conductor--and our joint experiences with him in both rehearsal and performance at such a formative time in our lives were priceless. Beyond this, he was a true friend. While I have been aware and appreciative of all he has accomplished since those early days (including the creation of the wonderful Museum of Art), for me, nothing can compare with the personal touch he had in my life as a young musician. I will always be grateful for what he did for ma (and others like me).

Ralph B. Woodward
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