Martha Mason

Martha Mason, 93, Minot, formerly of Beulah, died Friday, April 4, 2014, in a Minot nursing home.

Martha was born Feb. 18, 1921, in Beulah. She was the fifth of 10 children born to John and Katharina (Voegele) Unruh. Martha was reared and attended school in Beulah. She was an excellent softball player who played on the Beulah team along with two of her sisters against area community teams. Also, she was an excellent seamstress and made clothes for herself and others.

Martha married Tyler Mason on Nov. 17, 1940, in Marion. They made their home in Beulah, where she was employed by the Beulah Drug Store for many years. They moved to Minot in 1958, where Martha was employed as a seamstress at Minot Steam Laundry and she assisted her husband in the construction of their home in Tierracita Vallejo near Minot. Tyler was employed out of the Plumbers and Pipefitters Local Union #627. She retired in 1983.

Tyler died on Jan. 23, 1988. Martha had continued to reside in Minot, most recently at Trinity Homes.

Martha attended Faith United Methodist Church and Vincent United Methodist Church, both Minot, and was also a member of a local square dance club. Her hobbies and special interests included gardening, sewing and woodworking.

Martha is survived by: her brother, Dale (Mylo) Unruh, of Thornton, Colo.; in-laws: Shirley Unruh, of Jamestown, and David Hausauer, of Beulah; her special friend and caretaker, Dave Carl, of Minot; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Martha was preceded in death by her parents; husband; siblings, William, Paul and John Unruh and Alvina Ribail, Anne Hausauer, Hilda Hermann, Bertha Schmidt and Helen Weiss.

Graveside Service: At the Woodbine Cemetery, Valley City, in the summer.

Visitation: Friday, April 11, from 2 to 5 p.m., in Thomas Family Funeral Home, Minot.

Memorials: Are preferred to North Dakota Alzheimers Foundation.

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