DEXTER – Glenn Linwood Mason, 93, formally from Skowhegan, passed away at his childhood home, with his loved ones by his side on July 9, 2014. Glenn was born in Arimo, Idaho, June 27, 1921, the son of Charles Garland Mason and Gertrude Mae Hanson. Glenn was the third child of four sons.
After leaving Idaho the Masons moved to Dexter. Glenn graduated from Dexter High School in 1941. He then went to work for Fay & Scott Company for two years, where he received his apprenticeship as a machinist 1st class. Glenn joined the Navy on November 1, 1943, and became a Seabee. While home on leave he married Secha C. Hinton of Cambridge. Glenn and Secha were married in Richmond, Virginia on March 1, 1944. He was discharged from the Navy on January 6, 1946.
Glenn worked as a machinist and woodsman all his life, and also for many years he raised and sold beef cattle. His friends knew him as “the grouch”. He worked for Keyes Fiber for twenty-five years before retiring. He continued to work in the woods, raise cattle, and cut and sold firewood until he was 88 years old.
He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Secha; and three daughters, Glenda Mae Corbin and her husband, Alan, Donna Jeanne Mason, and Lorrie Jo Dubay and her husband, Daryl; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; several nieces and nephews. Glenn was predeceased by his parents, and three brothers, Dwayne, Lester, and Webber.
Glenn requested that there be no formal funeral, however, a graveside service and prayer will be held at the Corinna Center Cemetery in Corinna, 1 p.m. Monday, July 14, 2014, with Pastor Gary York officiating.
Dad, thank you for always being there. To share in my laughter and to comfort me in my fears and tears. For providing me with the warmth, security, love, and understanding that only a father can provide. And although at times I may appear ungrateful, it is not that I do not love you or that I am not thankful, it is just that at times it seems hard to find the words to say thank you. You are and have been a wonderful father, teacher, and most of all, friend. And I hope you will always remember these important words now and forever…I love you.
The family would like to thank Dr. Roger Renfew for the many years of wonderful care, and the Community Health and Counseling Service Hospice of Dover-Foxcroft. Donations to CHCS Hospice would be appreciated. Arrangements by Crosby & Neal, Dexter. For an online guest register, go to www.CrosbyNeal.com.