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PAUL J. MASON
August 22, 1928 ~ November 6, 2012
Paul J. Mason, 84, of Vancouver, WA, passed away on Nov. 6, 2012. He was born in Anselmo, NE.
Paul joined the U.S. Army in January 1952. He served in the 6th Army in Europe as part of the occupation forces after WW II and was honorably discharged as Corporal.
Paul was a very active member in the American Legion, VFW, 40 & 8, Voiture 99 and Veterans Affairs Voluntary Service. He belonged to Crossroads Church.
He and his wife, Harriette, were avid square dancers and loved bowling. Paul won numerous trophies and could lay down a ball without it being heard-Amazing!
He retired from Jantzen Knitting Mills in Portland, OR as plant maintenance manager with 43 years of service.
Paul is survived by nephews, Roger, Lance and James Burton; nieces, Carolyn Wolhgemuth, Cynthia Lena Breen and Jackie Robert; and brother-in-law, Bill Hughes.
Harriette preceded Paul in death in 2002.
Memorial services will be on Mon., Nov. 26, at 1:00 p.m. at the 40 & 8-HQ, 7607 NE 76th St., Vancouver, WA.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made on Paul's behalf to his grand-nephew, Tyler Burton, C/O Chase Bank (any branch) Acct. No. 135656230. Tyler, a college athlete, was assaulted a month ago and lies in a coma.
Please sign his guest book at www.columbian.com/obits.
Published in The Columbian on Nov. 21, 2012