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Kathryn Elizabeth Garst Mason

September 23, 1921 February 19, 2018
Kathryn Elizabeth Garst Mason
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Obituary for Kathryn Elizabeth Garst Mason

Kathryn Elizabeth Garst Mason, 96, of Bridgewater, VA, passed away Monday, February 19, 2018 at Bridgewater Home.

Kathryn was born on September 23, 1921, a daughter of the late Emma Florence (Webster) and Price Garst.

She retired with over 31 years of service as a school teacher for Roanoke and Alexandria Schools, and was a 1942 graduate of Bridgewater College. She was a member of Bridgewater Church of the Brethren, the National Education Association, Virginia Education Association, Alexandria Retired Teachers Association, Chairwoman of the Math Department at T. C. Williams High School, and was active in church all her life.

On June 16, 1943, she was united in marriage to Floyd Russell Mason, who preceded her in death on January 8, 2008.

Kathryn is survived by a daughter, Mary Kathryn Wright and husband, Bruce, of Pahala, HI; a son, Michael P. Mason, Sr., of Bridgewater, VA; four grandchildren, Russell D. Tilgner & wife Karla, Tanya Moon & husband Eric, Michael P. Mason, Jr. & wife Ashley, and Elizabeth Mason Moses & husband Christopher; six great-grandchildren, Ryan Tilgner, Reece Tilgner, Ramsey Tilgner, Marissa Tilgner, Quinn Moses, and Levi Alexander Mason; three step-great-grandchildren, Eric Moon, Emanuel Moon, and Brianna Moon; two step-great-great-grandsons, Bryce Moon and Brondson Kill.

She is preceded in death by an infant son, Alan L. Mason; two brothers, Roy C. Garst and Fred H. Garst.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, March 10, 2018 at the Bridgewater Church of the Brethren.

Burial will be private at Cedar Lawn Memorial Park in Roanoke, VA.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Heifer International, 1 World Ave., Little Rock, AR 72202 ( or Habitat for Humanity, 121 Habitat St., Americus, GA 31709 (www.Habitat.Org).

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memorial service




2:00 PM 3/10/2018 2:00:00 PM - 3:00 PM 3/10/2018 3:00:00 PM
Bridgewater Church of the Brethren

420 College View Drive
Bridgewater, VA 22812

Bridgewater Church of the Brethren
420 College View Drive Bridgewater 22812 VA
United States

Cemetery Details


Cedar Lawn Memorial Park in Roanoke Final Resting Place

5020 Cove Road
Roanoke, VA 24019

5020 Cove Road Roanoke 24019 VA
United States

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