Jacqueline “Jackie” Mason
June 21, 1932-Jan. 19, 2019
Jacqueline “Jackie” Mason, 86, went to be with our Lord and Savior on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019. She decided that it was time to go dancing with Sid in heaven.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 24, at St. Bonaventure Catholic Church in Columbus. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 23, with a 7 p.m. vigil service, all at McKown Funeral Home. Visitation will continue from 8:30-10 a.m. on Thursday morning at the funeral home. Interment will be in All Saints Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Jackie’s name to Scotus High School, a lunch fund for the employees in the Memory Care Unit at Meridian Gardens, or CCH-Hospice unit at Columbus Community Hospital.
Jackie was born on June 21, 1932, to Edward S. and Loretta (Cutsor) Micek in Columbus. She graduated from St. Bonaventure High, and continued her education at the University of Nebraska, where she met Floyd “Sid” Mason. Jackie married Sid on her birthday, June 21, 1954 – the longest day of the year. She didn’t want to get married on her birthday because she wanted to celebrate both occasions. Sid promised her two presents and two cakes every year; one for her birthday, and one for their anniversary. They left for San Diego the day after their wedding, due to Sid’s assignment with the Navy. Sid complained how all of her shoes were taking up too much room in the car.
After living as a Navy wife in San Diego, Seattle, St. Paul, Minnesota, and Elizabeth, New Jersey, Jackie wanted to be close to home. The family moved back to Columbus in the late 1950’s. Jackie worked early in life as an X-ray technician. She then worked in the home raising five children.
Prior to Alzheimer’s settling in, Jackie thoroughly enjoyed life. She volunteered at St. Bonaventure’s, and had several hobbies. She loved to golf and play Bridge with the gals. Her best advice on golf was “Swing your belly-button”. She enjoyed searching for the best homemade margarita, and attending football games to cheer on the Cornhuskers. She enjoyed dancing, golfing and traveling with Sid. Their travels took them all over the United States and the world, including Hong Kong, Europe, New Zealand and Australia. Her favorite place to travel though was to anywhere there was a grandchild.
Surviving children include Steve Mason (Becky) of Columbus, Sue Greenwald (Dale) of Kearney, Scott Mason (Patti) of Bartlesville, Oklahoma, Sandi Burgess (Jay) of Overland Park, Kansas, Sheri Robertson (Matt) of Lincoln. Surviving grandchildren include: Lee Greenwald (Farah), great-grandchild Nora of Kearney; Anna Greenwald-Bennet (Nick) of Denver, Sean Mason of Norman, Oklahoma (OU extraordinary student), Chris Burgess of Lincoln, (UNL extraordinary student), Samantha Robertson of Lincoln, (Lincoln East High extraordinary student).
Jackie is preceded in death by her beloved husband, Sid Mason; her mother, Loretta Micek; and her father, Ed Micek.