Margaret J. Mason
Date of Birth
November 12, 1922
Rural Ashland, Nebraska
Entered into Rest
April 18, 2021
Ashland, Nebraska
Funeral Service Directions

Friday, April 23, 2021 ~ 1:00 p.m.
Marcy Mortuary ~ Ashland, Nebraska
Interment at Ashland Cemetery ~ Ashland, Nebraska


*The funeral service will be live streamed on Marcy Mortuary Facebook page.

Visitation Directions

Thursday, April 22, 2021 ~ 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Marcy Mortuary ~ Ashland, Nebraska


American Legion Post #129
1541 Silver Street
Ashland, NE 68003

Margaret Jane (Bachman) Mason of rural Ashland walked the stairs to Heaven on Sunday, April 18, 2021 at the age of 98 at the Oxbow Living Center in Ashland.  She was born on November 12, 1922 to Aaron D. Bachman and Mabel F. (Jones) Bachman on the family farm. 

Margaret graduated at the age of 16 from Ashland High School in May of 1938.  Her desire at that time was to become a Woman Aviatries (women pilot) which never came to pass.

Margaret married William “Bill” F. Mason on August 31, 1941 in Quartzite, AZ.  She was a loving wife, devoted mother of six and loving sister and friend to many. 

Margaret loved her children greatly and was always active in their lives as they grew up.  She was a Girl Scout Leader and involved in Cub Scouts and 4-H.  She was a lifetime member of the Ashland Saddle Club, American Legion #129 Auxiliary and Ashland Golf Club.

Margaret had a great love of golf and could be found on the golf course well into her 90’s.  She was still watching golf until the end of her life.  She watched the entire 2021 Masters Tournament when Hideki Matsuyama won at 10 under par. 

Survivors include, sons, James C. (Julie) Mason, Allen R. Mason; daughters, Marsha M. Hunter, Lydia Jane Nims, Mona L. (Dick Dirks) Danner and Amber Michelle (Wes) Cunningham; many grandchildren; great-grandchildren; great-great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by husband, William “Bill” Mason; parents; sister; brothers; and son-in-law.


Condolences for Margaret J. Mason
  1. Jean Stewart
    • April 19, 2021 - 3 months ago

    What a great lady. I remember all the horse shows she hauled Michelle to over the years.

  2. Richard Watson
    • April 19, 2021 - 3 months ago

    She was an awesome LADY. I was introduced to her when I was 3-1/2 years old when my family moved in next door to the Mason family on 14th and Clay Street. She and my Mom were neighbors out in the country south of Ashland. My brother and I wanted her to give us the shots when we had to go to Dr. Williams as we knew they wouldn’t hurt when she gave them. She will be missed by ALL that knew her.

  3. Cheri OKelly
    • April 20, 2021 - 3 months ago

    i never could beat her golfing!! loved her spirit

  4. Carolyn J Blobaum
    • April 21, 2021 - 3 months ago

    I loved being on her team in Scrambles. She could really chip and putt! Always happy, she was a great lady!

  5. Comstock - Heyen Family, Kyle Traci & Emma
    • April 22, 2021 - 3 months ago

    Marge led a life well-lived and will be missed by all that knew her. Deepest Condolences to the family. Michelle and Wes–sending our love.

  6. Tracie McFarlin
    • April 22, 2021 - 3 months ago

    I love you so much Grama & you will be missed!! I’m sure Daddy Bill is very happy to see you!!

  7. Ken Broekemeier
    • April 23, 2021 - 3 months ago

    My sincere condolences.

  8. Myron David hunter
    • April 23, 2021 - 3 months ago

    Well miss you grandma

  9. • April 23, 2021 - 3 months ago

    Over 70 years of blessed memories with “Aunt Margaret”. We were not related but she always treated me as part of the family. On my frequent trips around the US, her home was always open whenever I passed through Ashland.
    After a full and complete life she was ready for a rest; freedom from suffering and pain.
    Loving condolences to all the family members.

  10. • April 25, 2021 - 3 months ago

    So sorry to hear that Aunt Margert has left us but I know Uncle Bill is happy to have her back with him….love to all the family and am sending my condolences to all…may God comfort you all at this time.

  11. Roger Hammer
    • April 27, 2021 - 3 months ago

    I am sorry. I am praying for her families. I worked for her parents, Aaron & Mabel Bachman, during the summers from 1958-1966. She sent me some copies of pictures of Aaron & Mabel that I requested in about 2010. Thanks to Mona for copying them.

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