John-Alexander Clayborn Mason

Obituary
  • "A whole hearted thank you to Daddy, for our good times..."
    - Your Daughter
  • "Daddy, I sure wish you were still here."
    - RAM
  • "Daddy, I miss you."
    - RAM
  • "Roseanne..I came across this memorial page for John Alex..."
    - Christina (Borra) Williams
  • "Remembering John-Alex and his Family...."
    - Arthur Asbury

John-Alex Mason, Colorado Springs native, died on Wednesday, October 19, 2011. He was 35 years old. John-Alex was an artist at heart. Preschool days at Ruth Washburn, school years at the Colorado Springs School, Middlebury College, all stimulated his young mind and nurtured his innate curiosity and exuberance for life. He was an inspired musician and a natural educator, and he was cherished by so many. John-Alex loved life. He loved freshly baked bread, big ocean waves, fresh snow, corny jokes, early morning, the Bones Brigade, Neil Young, Thomas Merton, and scrambling through scrub oak. He was playful and kind, generous with his time and energy, so intelligent and thoughtful, dedicated to his disciplines and his friends, in love with his family. He was an extraordinary man, an adoring husband, an incredible father, a loving son and brother, the perfect playmate uncle, a faithful friend. He was a deeply spiritual person who sought and found God in People and Nature and Music. He believed in the power of individuals within community. He believed in the power of creativity. He was a treasure, authentic in his relationships and devoted to his unique sense of purpose. His thirty-five years were blessed! He lived them fully, one day at a time, with love and laughter. We will miss him every moment of every day. All is well, Johnny, all is well. Services are private. In the coming months, there will be a community musical celebration. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in John-Alex's memory to KRCC, 912 N. Weber Street, Colorado Springs, CO, 80903, or to the CSS John-Alex Mason Scholarship Fund, c/o the Colorado Springs School, 21 Broadmoor Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO 80906.

Published in The Gazette on Nov. 6, 2011
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