Jude Mason


11/18/1942 – 10/20/2021

Jude Mason – beloved husband, brother, father, uncle and friend – passed away in Denver. Jude was born to Jonas and Vivian Mason in Ville Platte, Louisiana.

He graduated from the College of Santa Fe and became a middle school teacher in New Mexico and later became the first African American president of NEA-NM, the teacher’s association. He then lived in Alamosa and Denver, working for the Colorado Education Association. Friends and colleagues in the San Luis Valley, Gunnison, Buena Vista and Salida held a special place in his heart. Delivering steady advocacy for teachers and support staff made Jude happy, as did fishing, cooking and Denver sports fandom.

Whether making his famous salsa, playing his harmonica, or drawing smiles with his kind spirit, Jude loved the SLVUU, the Alamosa Elks, Cattails Golf, chatting with his many friends and his outdoor life in the Valley. Jude infused positivity that lives on in generous acts of lives he touched.

He is survived by his wife Lynne, his brother Raymond, mother-in-law Bonnie, sisters-in-law Julia, Jill, Kim and Meliss, brothers-in-law Bryan and Chris, and many nieces and nephews and their families. His son James Mason, brother Lloyd (Clara) preceded him in death.

A Gathering of Support to remember Jude: Saturday, November 20, 1- 4pm, Alamosa Elks Lodge, 406 Hunt Ave.

Please send donations in Jude’s name to: LaPuente Home Inc, 913 State Ave, Alamosa, CO 81101.  www.lapuentehome.org

More details at www.horancares.com

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