Died: Friday, April 19, 2019
Barbara J. Mason, 84, of Dryden passed away Friday, April 19, 2019 peacefully at her home surrounded by her family. She was born September 26, 1934 in Sault Ste. Marie, the daughter of George and Mable (Wright) Lewis. Her Indian given name was “Dawn of Day.” On March 7, 1953 she married her high school sweetheart, Robert C. Mason, Sr. She was a housewife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and a best friend. She loved her family more than words could say. She loved playing the lotto and going to the casinos. She worked at a Candy-Popcorn Shop, was a bank teller and bartender. She was an Elder of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of the Chippewa Indians. Her grandfather was “Chief Black Cloud” of the Chippewa Indians.
She is survived by her son, Craig (Betty) Mason of Imlay City; three grandchildren, Adrian Mason of Oklahoma, Joshua Mason and Christian Farden of Imlay City; adopted son,
William Vandawaker of Dryden; two brothers-in-law, William Mason of Kinross and Larry Mason of Louisiana; and two sisters-in-law, JoAnn Mason of Sault Ste. Marie and Lois Mason of Florida. Also surviving are many nieces, nephews and good/special friends. She had many whom she took under her wing that were proud to call her Ma and she loved them all.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Robert C. Sr. (Coach); two sons, Robert C. Jr. (RC) and Dan; and one brother, Lewis (Sonny) of Florida.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the family. Visitation was held Tuesday, April 23, 2019 from 3-8 p.m. at Muir Brothers Funeral Home in Almont.
Arrangements were entrusted to Muir Brothers Funeral Home-Almont.