Betty Mason, 89, of Mesa, Ariz., died Jan. 20, 2013, at Mesa Good Shepherd Care Facility in Mesa, Ariz.
A celebration of life service was held 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, at Heimarck Memorial Chapel at Mesa Good Shepherd. Private interment was in Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Mesa, Ariz. Melcher Mortuary Chapel of the Roses, Mesa, Ariz., was in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be given to American Diabetes Association.
Betty Mason, daughter of Nola (Harris) and John Calvin Dowdell, was born April 14, 1923, in Creston.
She attended school through 12th grade in Creston and graduated two years later from college.
On June 22, 1944, Betty married Jerry Mason in Des Moines. The couple moved to Arispe.
Betty set up housekeeping and was the town telephone switchboard operator.
In 1960, they moved to Mesa, Ariz.
Betty is survived by her son Tom (wife Melody Forbes) Mason; daughter Waverlee (husband Jerry) Townsend; grandchildren, Roy, John, George, RJ and Stefanie; and 13 great-grandchildren.
Betty was preceded in death by her husband.