Leona Evans Workman Mason, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and friend returned home to her Father-in-Heaven on Monday, November 12, 1990.
Born April 24, 1911 to Isaac B. Evans and Bessie Bolin Evans in Preston, Idaho. She was the 11th of 12 children. She spent part of her childhood in Idaho, but later moved to Salt Lake City with her family when her father died in 1918.She attended Salt Lake City public schools. In 1928 she married Eugene Workman, and had a daughter, Shirley and a son, Richard. She was later divorced. She struggled through the depression years raising two small children until she married George T. Mason in 1934. They had a son, Stephen. During World War II, she worked in the Remington Arms Plant while her husband served in the military, stationed in Europe. After the war, they had another son, David. Her husband, George, died in 1971.
Leona was a good wife and mother who loved her family more than anything else. She sacrificed for them and gave them them unconditional love. She was a wonderful grandmother who idolized her grandchildren and spent many hours with them. She loved all children and she befriended and cared for many children in the condominium complex where she lived. She always had time for a game or a story.
Leona was a good friend who always had time to visit and listen. She was active in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, serving in the Relief Society and the name extraction program.
Our mom, grandmother and friend will be deeply missed by those who are left behind. She was a true friend who loved deeply. She carries the love of her family and friends with her as she returns to her Heavenly home.
Leona is survived by her four children, Shirley and husband Allen Schvaneveldt; Richard and wife, Joan Workman; Stephen and wife; Sheryl Mason; David and wife Bonnie Mason; 20 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Beth Hague, Anne Burrows, Thema Borg; and many nieces and nephews.
Furneral services will be on Friday, November 16, 2 p.m. at the Valley View LDS Ward, 2125 Evergreen, Salt Lake City. Friends and family may call at the Memorial Estates Mortuary, 5850 South 900 East, Thursday, 6-8 p.m. and also on Friday at the Ward from 1-1:45 p.m. Interment, Mountainview Memorial Estates.
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