My condolences to Mason Phelps' wife and family. I worked at an art gallery in La Jolla in the early 80's, and met Mason and Elizabeth. I remember being invited to their home for a small gathering after an opening. I was impressed by the art decorating their home, but even more impressed with the couple themselves. They were kind and respectful, and made me feel welcome. I've never forgotten that evening, and have told many people about it over the years. Mason Phelps was an honorable man, and I was lucky to have met him.