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Donald L. Mason
A Celebration of Life was held Saturday at Grace Community Christian Church for Donald Lee Mason, 66, of Ceres. She died March 30, 2009 at home after a brief illness.

Born Aug. 23, 1942, Mr. Mason was born in Maywood to William and Pauline Mason. Donald lived in Southern California until 1975 when he moved to Modesto to work on a build the Briggsmore overpass for Kasler. He was an Operating Engineer and worked for Kasler Corporation for 30 years. Mr. Mason was part of the team who built the Space Shuttle Launch Pad at Vandenberg Airbase in 1981. Don was a builder, and loved restoring old homes. In his lifetime he restored over eight homes, including his current home in Ceres, which used to be the old golf driving range. Don was an avid NASCAR fan who enjoyed restoring old cars and taking long drives in them.

He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Patricia Mason of Ceres; his children, Terri Morascyzk of Idaho, Kim Smith of Missouri, Wendy Granger of Yucca Valley, Karen Lumpkin of Turlock, and Kim Hamilton of Ceres; three adoptive children, Dede Wurl of Running Springs, Vickie Bobbitt of La Quinta, and Kenny Winters of Utah; and 12 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents, and his brother.

Remembrances may be sent to Habitat for Humanity Stanislaus, or Grace Community Christian Church.

-Ceres (Calif.) Courier /April 8, 2009