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LOWELL LEE MASON

April 14, 1920 - Dec. 16, 2009

Lowell was born in Dudley, Texas to Charles S. Mason and Nellie Powell Mason. At age three, Lowell's family moved to California. In 1939 he married his High School sweetheart, Marion Lobdell. They raised their five children in the Bay Area. Lowell and Marion were married for seventy years. Lowell retired from the Hardwood Floor Union in 1983. Lowell and Marion moved back to Chico in 1998. In 2008 they moved to Manteca, CA. Lowell passed peacefully in his sleep. Lowell was an avid hunter and fisherman, also a sharpshooter. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and did tours in the Philippines and Japan. In 1960 Lowell became a Mason and in 1989 joined Eastern Star.

Lowell is survived by his wife, Marion Lobdell Mason; daughters, Penny Pontrella (Patrick) and Ruthellyn Papke (Larry); nine grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

Lowell was preceded in death by his three sons, Robert E. Mason, Ray H. Mason and Timothy L. Mason; and four sisters.

You may view and send condolences online at nbcfh.com.

Published in Chico Enterprise-Record on Dec. 23, 2009
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