David Mason

Mason, Dave

David Mason, 83, Lenexa, KS, passed away suddenly after a brief battle with cancer on February 18, 2016, surrounded by his family.

Born in Birmingham, England, David graduated from the University of Birmingham. He conducted geological survey work in Ghana, Africa, before moving to Canada to earn his Masters in Geology and begin his 35 year career with Chevron Oil. He married Margaret (Griffiths), raised three daughters and enjoyed 53 years of marriage. As a couple David and Margaret collected great friends and memories during their moves from Calgary to California to Denver then Houston before moving to Kansas in 2014.

David loved traveling, gardening, tennis, golf, and, of course, rocks. He was a dedicated husband, father, and grandfather and will be greatly missed by all who knew him especially his wife, Margaret; daughters, Joanne Murrie (Drew), Judith Little (Wayne), and Elizabeth Sears (Michael); five grandsons, David, Jackson, Peter, Jonathan and Harrison; and his sister, Doreen Hemming, Devon, England.

A memorial service will be held at Lakeview Village, Lenexa, KS, on Saturday, March 12, 2016, 2 pm, in Southridge.  In lieu of flowers, a donation honoring David can be sent to the Lakeview Foundation, Lakeview Village 9100 Park Street, Lenexa, KS 66215



  1. Garth and Barbara Greenwood on March 8, 2016 at 5:12 pm

    Please accept our condolences at David’s passing. Our prayers are with you and the family.

  2. Pete and Mary Fran Wallner on March 5, 2016 at 11:59 am

    We are so sad to hear of David’s passing. It has been a joy and privilege knowing you Margaret and David. You both sparkled with good humor and good sense. We are joyful that we got to visit at your new digs and will always cherish the good times we had together. Margaret we are thinking of you with love and know how hard it must be to continue on without your loving husband.
    With love, Mary Fran and Pete

  3. John & Billie Ryall on March 4, 2016 at 9:31 pm

    This comes to the Mason family from David & Margaret’s friends in Houston. John Ryall and David shared a long work history with Chevron. It seems like such a short while ago that we were celebrating your 50th here in Katy with your wonderful family. How delightful it was to gather with you at IHop to celebrate one of our birthdays. We were sad to see you move away and even more sad to learn of David’s passing. We have only sweet memories of David and Margaret. How wonderful that David is now experiencing eternity with God. We can only imagine………….

  4. Joyce Flott on March 2, 2016 at 4:36 pm

    I am saddened to hear about Dave’s passing. You both are remembered as sweet people. Also, I was surprised to hear you are now in Kansas. I am a Kansan.

    I am praying for your comfort, strength and guidance in the days to come. God loves you and has a wonderful plan, we just don’t always understand it. Lots of love coming your way. Sure hope to hear from you again someday.

    Love, Joyce

  5. Jan and Chip Feazel on February 25, 2016 at 5:17 pm

    Margaret,we were so sorry to hear about David. Seeing both of your smiling faces when we moved back to Katy was such a comfort. David had a certain twinkle in his eye that just made being with him fun. He enjoyed life wherever he was. We miss him, but just having known him brightens our world. You and your family are in our prayers.

  6. Julie Bryant on February 24, 2016 at 10:47 am

    Maggie, Joanne, Judith, and Elizabeth, much time has passed since we have all been together. It was probably at Joanne’s wedding!! Nonetheless, you remain close in my heart, like family. I send my love and will always celebrate David’s life. I am lucky to have been part of it.

  7. Pam and Edward Harris on February 23, 2016 at 3:05 pm

    Margaret, we were so sorry to hear of Dave’s passing. He was a wonderful man with a great sense of humor, he will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you go forward.

  8. Clyde and Carolyn Cannon on February 22, 2016 at 1:43 pm

    Margaret, sending our love to you and your family at this sad time. We were privileged to know you and David as part of our Harris County Master Gardeners team. David was always willing to help and always with a smile. May God Bless you and your Family!

  9. Virginia and Grady Joiner on February 22, 2016 at 1:39 pm

    Margaret, you and your family are in our prayers. We have so many memories of times shared and the help that David gave us in the gardens at Bear Creek. As Grady said when I told him the sad news, “he was one of the good guys”. He is remembered with joy and love. We send you our love as well in this difficult time.

  10. Brian & Vivien Clark on February 22, 2016 at 1:11 pm

    Our condolences to the family on there sad loss.

    We played golf with David in Houston. He is sadly missed
    for his humor and wit.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  11. Rev. Kim Poer on February 22, 2016 at 12:33 pm

    Margaret, you and your family are in our prayers at St. Peter’s during this difficult time. May you feel to love and comfort of God’s presence with you.
    Peace and hope,
    Kim Poer, St. Peter’s Staff and Care Team

  12. Nancy Kuykendall on February 22, 2016 at 11:13 am

    Margaret, I am so sad to learn of David’s death. He (and you)are high on my favorite memories of Master Gardeners and the Herb Society. Please find comfort in knowing how much he will be missed.

  13. Teresa A. See on February 22, 2016 at 10:44 am

    Margaret, I am saddened by your loss. David was a good man. I and all the Master Gardeners miss you both back here in Houston. Many prayers coming your way.

  14. Lois Sutto & Andy MacPhillimy on February 21, 2016 at 10:16 pm

    Margaret, Judith and all – We were saddened to read of Dave’s death. We are so fortunate to have shared in some of your hobbies and family events. His logic and his laughter are good memories we will carry. Our thoughts are with all of you.

  15. Don & Dorothy Kennedy on February 20, 2016 at 9:10 pm

    Margaret and family; So sorry for your loss. We enjoyed knowing both of you at St. Peter’s in Katy, TX.

    Bless you and your family, we will keep you in our prayers.

  16. Stan and Patsy Stanley on February 20, 2016 at 3:16 pm

    Our hearts are saddened with David’s passing. Better Bodies will send a memorial gift to St Peter UMC in his memory.. What joy filled memories we all have of David and our very precious Margaret.

  17. Kathy Adams on February 19, 2016 at 10:01 pm

    Mrs Mason,Judith,and family, I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  18. John & Brenda Domagala on February 19, 2016 at 9:31 pm

    Our condolences to the Mason family. Brenda and I were friends with David and Margaret, meeting them in our “Leftover Friends” Sunday School class.
    David will be missed.

  19. Bruce and Connie Malcolm on February 19, 2016 at 8:49 pm

    Our hearts are breaking for you with this news. Margaret, you are in our thoughts and prayers! Sending you much love and cyber hugs. We miss you!
    Bruce and Connie Malcolm

  20. Peggy Batig on February 19, 2016 at 8:38 pm

    Margaret, I’m so sorry to hear about David. Our condolences and prayers go out to you and yours.


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