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Elsie Irene Mason

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Visitation for Elsie Irene Mason, 98, formerly of Capitan, will be Saturday, Feb. 16, from noon until 1 p.m. at Trinity Southern Baptist Church, with the funeral service at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Tim Gilliland officiating. Burial will follow at the Capitan Cemetery.
Mrs. Mason went home to be with the Lord Sunday, Feb. 10, in Keene, Texas. She was born May 15, 1909, at Westbrook, Texas. She was a longtime resident of New Mexico, living in Capitan, Alamogordo, Albuquerque and Farmington. 
She married R.D. Mason Nov. 8, 1930, in Tucumcari, and he preceded her in death Aug. 8, 1999.
She was a charter member of Trinity Southern Baptist Church in Capitan. She was a devoted Christian who taught Sunday school, Vacation Bible School and Training Union. She had a ministry of purchasing Holy Bibles for numerous groups and languages. She retired from the Air Force civil service in 1984.
She is survived by four daughters, Geraldine Cowan, of Dallas, LaNora Pickel, of Alto, Dana McCracken, of Dallas, and Tricia Mason, of Aurora, Colo.; and a son, David Mason, of Spokane Valley, Wash.; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.lagroneruidoso.com.
Published in Alamogordo Daily News from Feb. 15 to Feb. 29, 2008
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