Sharon Mason, 72, of Sour Lake, died Saturday, September 3, 2022. She was born September 22, 1949, in Rochester, New Hampshire, to Dorothy Lillian Lawson Foss and Kenneth Albert Foss.
Sharon’s nicknames were “Sam”, “Hun”, and “The Crafty Lady”. She loved to sew, knit, crochet, and make crafts. She raised an amazing family, all of which will miss her dearly.
Sharon was a devoted wife and mother with many talents. She made sure that every holiday was recognized in a grand fashion as her children were growing up which is being carried forward in their families. Among her talents Sharon was a gourmet cook, seamstress, and really good with crafts. In the 70s her skills with crafts earned her the CB handle of “The Crafty Lady” by the local react team in Windham, NH. Each year the Christmas tree was decorated with handmade ornaments that represented events that occurred throughout the years, and many given away as gifts. One year she harvested a couple dozen oyster shells that washed up from the roadbed in Pinewood and with a little red and white paint, each one was turned into a Santa ornament. Every family member had a hand knitted or crocheted stocking that hung at the fireplace each year.
Sharon was an awesome seamstress, a skill learned from her mother and made many of her own outfits. She even made me a denim suit that I was proud to wear to work, at a company that had really strict dress codes. Many of the garments she made had her own hand crocheted designs on them.
Holidays were never dull at the Mason house with shamrock shaped burgers and buns served with a green beverage on St Patrick’s day. On Halloween one could expect cheeseburgers that looked like jack o’lanterns, and the list goes on. One could expect something interesting on every holiday. Football tailgate parties were a feast with all the unique dishes she would create at the UTEP football games in El Paso.
Family vacations were a must with multiple trips to Disney World and all the other places that the Orlando area has to offer. As our kids grew older and left home the Orlando area gave way to cruising with one or two cruises a year all around the Caribbean. She would scour each port of call looking for trinkets unique to the area, to be turned into ornaments that would adorn our Christmas tree each year. She even found ways to remember hurricanes and floods on the Christmas tree. Christmas was her most special holiday, and she would spend most of December preparing for it.
Kids were her focus most of her life, operating a private day care service in our home and being a Cub Scout den leader, a Brownie leader, and an Odyssey of the Mind coach. Her big heart would make her take several names off of the Angel Tree each year to assure that some kids would have a good Christmas each year.
Sharon is survived by her husband, Jim Mason of Sour Lake; sons, Christopher John Mason and his wife, Tracy, of Crosby; Kenneth James Mason and his wife, Christina, of Lumberton; daughter, Hope NaRee Goad Reeves and her husband, Christopher, of Sour Lake; sister, Sandi Foss Schnettler; grandchildren, Beth Reeves, Jonathan Reeves, Emily Goad, Lucas Mason, Logan Mason, Hogarth Mason, Samuel Reeves, and McCartney George Mason; nephews, Nicholas and Matthew Schnettler; and great-niece, Olivia Schnettler.
Mrs. Mason’s cremation arrangements were handled through Broussard’s Crematorium, Beaumont, under the direction of Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Blue Santa Toy Run, 255 College Street, Beaumont, Texas 77701.