- July 7, 1927 - June 25, 2009
- Rathdrum, Idaho
of Leona's Passing
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“I am so,so sorry to see your mom has passed on. Now she and my mom can talk about us Bo. She was and still is a very special lady.You all have my...Read More »
1 of 4 | Posted by: Laura Brewer O'Kane & Russ - NM
“Thinking of all of you at this time of sorrow. You all in my thoughts and prayers.
2 of 4 | Posted by: Barbara J Spangler - Ft Bliss, TX
“Thinking of all you at this time of sorrow. We share good memories of Leona growing up in Osburn.Sharon (Oman) Harris, Lee Oman, and Janice (Oman)...Read More »
3 of 4 | Posted by: janice sabala - hayden, ID
“"Mom" was always good for a laugh. I loved her sarcasm.
4 of 4 | Posted by: Christine Howell - Rathdrum, ID
Leona Mason, 81, longtime resident of Osburn, Idaho lost her battle with cancer June 25, 2009 at her home in Rathdrum. Leona was born to Alfred and Georgina Rockburn in Ottawa, Canada on July 7, 1927. Leona worked on the machine gun assembly line in Ottawa to support the Allied troops during World War II. She moved to the states a few years later where she fell in love with the first love of her life, Keith Mathewson who adored her. Leona had five wonderful children with Keith, two daughters and three sons - Analee (Johnson), April (Graham), Cort Mathewson, Cody Mathewson and Dr. Clay Mathewson. Leona lost Keith early in their marriage from a tragic accident. She moved to Osburn a short time later and found a second love of her life; a tall, blue-eyed man who caught her eye, Jack Mason. Leona and Jack had another wonderful child, their daughter, Fran. They all became a happy family together. Leona loved her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, fishing, hunting, camping, card playing and good food. Leona was a fun loving mom, sister, wife and friend that we will all miss deeply. Preceding Leona in death were her husbands, Keith and Jack; her son, Cody; and her sister Vy who we know will guide her on her journey from here. She leaves behind her five loving children, several grandchildren and great grandchildren. Leona's family would like to thank Hospice, Life Care, Gentiva, Dr. Lee Lindquist and Kootenai Cancer Center for lovingly caring for our mom. Services will be held Monday, June 29th, at 1 pm at Yates Funeral Home in Hayden. Please visit Leona's memorial and sign her online guestbook at www.yatesfuneralhomes.com. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be donated to the Kootenai Humane Society in Leona's name.