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Elizabeth Ann Mason

Elizabeth Ann Mason

1934 – 2022

Aurora, Utah – On June 22, 2022, Elizabeth Ann Mickelsen Mason, 88 years old, peacefully passed away in Nephi, Utah, into the arms of her beloved husband, Versel J. Mason. Our Dad has been preparing a place for his dear wife for the past 30 years. Their separation has been long and our mother has missed him very much. They are now together, never again to be separated.

Mom was born to Joseph David and Myrl Sina Hansen Mickelsen on April 14, 1934 in Salina Utah. Her growing up years were spent on the family ranch in Gooseberry, and in Salina Utah. She loved riding horses through Gooseberry with her sister Norma Jean, and her brother Gerald.

On September 7, 1951, she married the love of her life, Versel J. Mason, in the Manti, Utah Temple.  They have now been married for 70 years.

Versel and Beth lovingly welcomed 3 beautiful children into their lives and home:

Kathleen and (Karl) Bingham, Russell and (Teri) Mason, and Barbara and (Jim) Black. They have 5 grandchildren, and 10 great grandchildren.

Mom was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.  Among various callings, she served as Ward Primary President and Secretary in the Stake Relief Society Presidency.  She was the pianist in Primary and Relief Society throughout much of her life.

She was an ordinance worker at the Manti Temple for 17 years.

She had many Home and Visiting Teachers who have become dear friends: 

Sid and Gwen Curtis, Dana Coates, Amber Curtis, Norma Hunt, Nedia Lewis-Cuervo, Tony and Vicky Gubler, and Wayland and Nanette Shaw

She loved to embroidery and crochet.  She embroidered and crocheted on hundreds of pillow cases, dish towels and baby blankets for those she loved.

Mom worked at Mom’s Cafe in Salina while our dad served in the Korean War.

She also worked at the B&L Drive-In and thoroughly enjoyed her time there with her fun friends.

She loved rides to Fishlake, eating lunch on the shore of the lake, and then riding down through 7 Mile and Gooseberry, while enjoying an ice cream cone from Bowery Haven.

Mom was a hard worker.  She loved working in her yard, planting flowers and pulling weeds. She kept a clean and orderly home and was an immaculate house keeper.

She loved her hot chocolate and cookies every night before she went to bed.

She enjoyed watching The Lawrence Welk Show and The Jazz!

She loved Christmas, 4th of July and Birthdays!

She is survived by her children: Kathleen and Karl Bingham, Russell and Teri Mason, Barbara and Jim Black. Grandchildren: Justin and Ashley Mason, Valerie and Derrick Johnson, Tiffany and Ryan Springer, Cory and Cassie Black, Devin Black and fiancé Celia Child. 

Great Grandchildren: Hailey Mason; TateLyn, Grady and Emery Johnson; Danner, Maycie and Adeline Springer; Rayne, Temperance and James Black.

Sister-in-Laws, Peggy Sorensen, Joyce Mason, and many nieces and nephews.

Children’s In-laws, Jay & Evelyn Bingham, Terron & Linda Crane, Jim (deceased) & Karen Black.

She was preceded in death by: Husband, Versel J. Mason. Parents, Joseph David and Myrl Sina Hansen Mickelsen, Sister and Brothers: Norma Jean and Carl Reynolds, Gerald and Jane Mickelsen and Howard Mickelsen. Father and Mother-in-law: Glen and Ora Mason, Brothers and Sister-in-laws: Gene and Venice Mason, Jay Sorensen, Dennis Mason, Carl Mason. Nephews: Steven Mickelsen, Gerry Mickelsen, Kerry Mickelsen, Scott Mason, Brian Mason, Great niece, Trina Crunk.

The family would like to express heartfelt thanks to those who gave love and care to Mom including Dr. Jason Okerlund, Gunnison Home Health & Hospice, the staff of Laurel Groves Assisted Living, and her home and visiting teachers.

Funeral Services will be held at 12 Noon on Wednesday, July 6th, at the Aurora 1st Ward Chapel, where friends may call for viewing from 10-11:30 AM prior to the services.

Burial will be in the Aurora City Cemetery beside her loving husband Versel, under the care of the Springer Turner Funeral Homes of Richfield and Salina, Utah.

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