Marilyn J. Mason Ph.D.
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MARILYN J. MASON, PH.D. Marilyn J. Mason, Ph.D., age 81, beloved mother, grandmother, sister and dear friend to many whose lives she touched, passed away on October 16, 2014, after four years of coping valiantly with cancer. She received her doctoral degree from the University of Minnesota and lived in Minneapolis for over 20 years prior to her current home in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Marilyn was an inspiration to those who knew her and her community spans the globe. There is much to be learned from a woman who accomplished so much and who told us in her last days, "My bucket list is empty, I have lived my life fully and am very curious about what comes next in this great journey of life." Author, psychologist, mentor, professional coach, family therapist and consultant, Marilyn was internationally recognized for her work on leadership, governance, the dynamics in business cultures, family systems, addictions, and women's rights. She was the author of several books. The Director- Founder of Journeys Unlimited, Marilyn shared her passion for the world, combining adventure and "in-venture" leading treks through Tibet, China, Greece, the Caucasus, Peru's Inca Trail, Tanzania, and Bhutan. Marilyn received numerous awards for professional accomplishments and community involvement. Her work has been recognized in The New York Times, USA Today, and The Wall Street Journal. She has served on many boards including The Voyageur Outward Bound School, The Hazelden Foundation, and The Tibetan American Foundation (Chair). She was the founding Chair of the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum's Woman of Distinction Committee and is past President of the International Women's Forum, New Mexico. She also served on the Board of Rancho la Puerta and was Board President of KSFR Radio of Santa Fe. Marilyn is also Founding Committee member of The Women's International Study Center. Ms. Mason is survived by her children, Jerrod Stelli and Jeanine Stelli Esparolini (Mark), her daughter-in-law, Lorrie Warner, her grandchildren, Morgan Stelli and Nicolas Esparolini, her sisters Sue Engelskirchen and Phyllis Quinn, and brother John Mason. Donations in her honor may be made to: American Lung Cancer Association Scripps Foundation Dorobo Fund Monte Del Sol Charter School A memorial celebration will be held at the Hotel Santa Fe December 16th from 3:00 - 5:30 pm

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Published in Santa Fe New Mexican from Nov. 20 to Nov. 22, 2014.
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June 22, 2015
A great lady and proud to have shared stories, stay with, and learned about that inner strength us gals have inside us, thanks mar
Irene Quinn
June 20, 2015
The dearest friend, companion, travel buddy and best of all: Sister a person could possibly have. Was so happy you chose to be with me before your passing into that "other place". You have taught me so much about dignity in dying, my dear one. Such a wonderful woman. Always doing for others. You left quite a Legacy.
Suzanne Engelskirchen
June 5, 2015
I learned a lot from one of my fav...aunts. We must keep moving forward and discover what we really can do.
November 22, 2014
You are yet a dear friend, colleague and mentor to so many, including me. You live on in our hearts and in your gifts of creative and prolific engagement. You are a model of 'wholehearted living,' Marilyn.
Larry Glover
November 22, 2014
So very sorry for your loss.PSALM9:9.
November 22, 2014
What a light! Marilyn was an original, an inspiration, and a friend. Fare the well bold, beautiful lady!
Annmarie McLaughlin
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