SPC Roy Brooks Mason II, 28, died May 22, 2009, in Santa Cruz.
SPC Mason was a member of the U.S. Army 1/9 Infantry. He served two tours of duty in Iraq and was a member of the former 4th Brigade Combat Team. He was stationed at Fort Carson, Colo.
SPC Mason had been awarded the Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Combat Infantryman's Badge, Army Service Ribbon and Overseas Service Ribbon.
He was born July 6, 1980, the son of Roy Brooks Mason I of Nebraska and Debbie Mason of Fairfield. In addition to his parents, survivors include his wife, Michelle Mason; brothers, Nick, John-John, Adam, David and Cole; grandmother, Betty Mason; aunts and uncles, David Mason, Tammie and Keith Braga, Michelle and Danny Current, Cindy Love, Debi Richter, Shirley, Barbara, Joanne, Mary, Filamina, Robert, Ricky and Tommy; nieces, Claire, Lacey and Jaqueline; cousins, Tommy, Jacob, Clayton, Desirae, Dallas, Star, Holly and second cousins Destiny and Alicia; mother-in-law, Linda White; sisters-in-law, Kimberly and Elizabeth; and Jay Johnson, true friend who has always been more like a brother to him.
Better known to his family and friends as "Brookie," he enjoyed spending time with his family, loved fishing, was an avid video gamer and loved his cat "Smokey."
We will celebrate your life and mourn your sudden death.
In lieu of flowers, the family would like donations made in "Brookie's" memory to the Disabled American Veterans, 549 Merchant St., Vacaville, CA 95688.
Chaplain Keith Knauf will officiate a Celebration of Life on Sunday, Sept. 20, 2 p.m., at the Veterans Building, 549 Merchant St., Vacaville.
Interment with military rites was held in Arlington National Cemetery on June 16, 2009.
Online guest book can be found at www.mccunechapel.com.
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