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Ruth Foster Mason

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MESA, Ariz. -- Ruth Foster Mason, 96, died Oct. 2, 2003. She was born in Bennington, Vt. on May 24, 1907, daughter of Fred Foster and Hope Rudd Foster. She graduated from Bennington High School and Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts. She taught for more than 25 years in Bennington’s Southwest Vermont Supervisory School District schools.

She married Frank F. Mason Jr. in 1929 and they lived many years in Williamstown, Mass. She later moved to the Sarasota/Bradenton, Fla.-area where she lived for more than 25 years before moving in early 2001 to Mesa. Two daughters, Elinore Mason Escherich of Bellingham, Wash., and Hope Mason Emory of Williamsburg, Va. are predeceased. Ruth is survived by three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Interment will take place in the family lot at Old First Church Cemetery in Old Bennington, Vt. No services are planned at this time.
Published in Bennington Banner on Oct. 7, 2003
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