Beau Dale Mason

Aug. 30, 1932-Dec. 11, 2013

Longtime Sandy resident Beau Dale Mason died Wednesday, Dec. 11. He was 81.

A celebration of life and inurnment was held at Cliffside Cemetery.

Beau was born Aug. 30, 1932, in Gorman, Texas, to Richard and Roxie Mason. He was raised and educated in Oklahoma and entered the U.S. Army in 1953.

Beau married Frances Dixon in 1954 in North Carolina. After Beau’s honorable discharge from the Army in 1955, the couple moved to California and then Seattle. There, Beau became a machinist for Boeing.

After Frances died, Beau married Joy Cansler in 1984. They made their home in Sandy, where they resided for almost 30 years.

Beau retired from Boeing in 1992. He enjoyed riding sand rails at the coast, working on cars, spending time with family and traveling in his RV. He belonged to The Philadelphia Church of God.

He is survived by his wife, Joy; his children, Jeff, Kurtiss, Carmen and Heather; his brother, Richard; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Sandy Funeral Home is handling arrangements.