It's been a week since I lost my "Papa", Frank Edwin Mason. He fought cancer for three years, and passed away Thursday, October 28, 2004 during emergency heart surgery. He was the last of my grandparents, and the one I was closest to. I miss him terribly.
He served our country in the U.S. Navy during World War II, and later inherited and ran the Mason Candy Company in Trinidad, Colorado.
More of his history, in his own words, can be read at: http://www.trinidadco.com/101Families/Families/MasonFrank.asp.
He also wrote histories of my great grandfather Abe at: http://www.trinidadco.com/101Families/Families/MasonAbraham.asp and my great, great grandfather, George, at: http://www.trinidadco.com/101Families/Families/MasonGeorge.asp.
I'll be posting more of his experiences in future posts. He always looked to help and encourage others. He touched the lives of many people, and will truly be missed.
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