Virginia S. Mason 1928-2018
Virginia S. Mason (Tootie), age 90 passed away peacefully October 6, 2018 at her home in Inchelium, Washington. Born on February 27, 1928, she was the youngest of 14 children in Covada, Washington to Eneas and Annie (Lemere) Seymour.
She was a member of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation. She was a lifelong member of St. Michael’s Mission Catholic Church and was always available to the community on serving the Lord and His people.
No matter what day or time she would go to those who were sick or dying to help their passage in going home to be with our Blessed Jesus in all types of weather. If her People expressed a need she was there as a Servant of the Lord.
Virginia (Tootie) served the communities on or off our Colville Indian Reservation and the Spokane Indian Reservation in all types of weather.
She taught her children the value of hard work and never ceased to keep a pace of being busy with a garden, canning and driving the grain truck to deliver the grain harvested. She loved sewing and crocheting; that was her fun time creating and using her God-given talents to make things for pleasure of it.
She was the mother to eight (8) children, Vera Fitzpatrick (James), Steven Mason, Rebecca Luce (Jerry), Jennifer Ferguson, Viola Shiflett (Lucky), Mark Mason, Elizabeth “Susie” Allen (Larry) and Teresa Abrahamson.
Virginia was preceded in death by her husband Harold (Bud) Mason, granddaughter Kimberly Fitzpatrick, great granddaughter Jezelle Marconi and grandson William Hunter Mason.
She was loved and profoundly respected by her children, Grandchildren (34) and Great Grandchildren (51).
She had numerous nieces and nephews.
Virginia (Tootie) was blessed with many friends both near and far and will be missed beyond measure. Her passion for the people of God was deep and she never stopped giving of herself “for the sake of Jesus and His People”.
Virginia’s celebration of life was held at St. Michael’s Mission Catholic Church October 10, 2018 Wednesday evening for Rosary. Her celebration was held on Thursday at 10 a.m. on October 11, 2018 at the Inchelium Community Center, Inchelium, WA. Burial followed at Hall Creek Cemetery, Inchelium, Washington.