On May 14, Heavenly Father called home a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend after a tough battle with complications following surgery. ElRoy was a true maverick who had a zest for life and a keen sense of humor that drew people to him. He dedicated his life to family, friends and his community through service as a Utah Highway Patrol Officer, a position from which he retired after 30 years. Throughout his life, he stayed friends with those he served with and continued a lifelong relationship with them.
ElRoy was a master marksman and loved shooting his firearms, hunting, fishing, camping, collecting tractors and road trips with his buddies, including his brother Leon whom he had a very close relationship with. ElRoy loved involving his family in all these activities and taught us many of life’s lessons along the way, as well as showing his great love and support, but nothing did he love more than his sweetheart for 54 years, Tess. They stood by each other through good times and difficult times and used humor to lighten their load. Theirs is a true love story that will last an eternity. ElRoy Mason wanted his family to thank all of his friends for their contributions to his overly filled cup of life. NO regrets, NO “should haves.” His achievements and fulfillment far exceeded his most outrageous expectations.
He is survived by his wife, Teressa “Tess” Mason; daughters Michelle Jorgenson, Mary Gregory (Brant), Brenda Pugh (Tom), Beverly Piombo (Lupe Lozzano), Deanna Willden (Dave); brothers Kenneth Mason (Elnora) and Leon Mason; and his beautiful grandchildren and great grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his father, William Gerald Mason; mother, Inez Mason; brothers Bernell Mason and Marvin Mason; sisters Carma Aird and Loraine Johnson; and his loving son James ElRoy Mason.
- Memorial services will be held Saturday, May 28, at 1 p.m. at the Paragonah Utah LDS Chapel located at 79 N. Main St. in Paragonah, Utah.
- Friends may call prior from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. also at the church.
- Following the memorial service, a presentation will be made by the Utah Highway Patrol at the Paragonah Cemetery.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Southern Utah Mortuary.
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