Lemley Chapel
Serving Sedro-Woolley &
All of Skagit County Since 1935
1008 Third Street
Sedro-Woolley, WA
Mason E.J. Sage Memorial
Mason E.J. Sage Memorial

Mason E.J. Sage

Mason E.J. Sage

Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

Mason E.J. Sage, 72, a resident of Mount Vernon, passed away on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at the Mountain Glen Retirement Community.

Mason was born on July 13, 1945 in Ellensburg, WA, the son of Dwain & Laura (Molsee) Mason.  He was raised and attended school in Ellensburg, WA and Audubon, PA, graduating from Methacton High School with the class of 1964.

Mason served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam Conflict where he was a photo journalist documenting much of the war activities. After his discharge he attended Iowa State University earning a degree in English.

Mason returned to the Northwest where he worked in sales and marketing for the Seattle P-I newspaper before settling in the Skagit valley where he worked for the Skagit Valley Herald in sales and marketing for many years.

Mason was an accomplished photographer, artist, writer and journalist, writing 3 novels.   He has been a member of the Baha’i Faith for over 45 years and was a member of the Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is of Mount Vernon.

Mason is survived by his brothers, Rich Mason and wife Peggy of Bothell and Paul Mason of Federal Way; his sister, Diane Barber and husband Keith of Emporia, KS; 4 nieces, Malorie Freeman, Mandy and Stephanie Mason and Kim Cochrane; a nephew, Jim Cochrane; several great-nephews and his beloved cats, Charlie, Samuel and Max.

A graveside service will be held on Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 1:00 PM at the Sedro-Woolley Union Cemetery with members of the Baha’i community officiating.  Memorials in honor of Mason are suggested to the Skagit Valley Humane Society.  Share memories of Mason and sign the online guest register at www.lemleychapel.com.

“He was a Knight in Shining Armor killed by cancer while fighting in life to protect all citizens, social justice and cats.”



  • Jerry and Kathie Schmidt

    Mason endured unbelievable pain and hardship during his treatment for cancer, yet he never lost his sense of humor or faith in God. He was very much an inspiring, shining example and his earthly presence will be sorely missed.

  • Bonnie and Dean

    So sorry to hear of Mason’s passing. We are old neighbor’s of Mason and we miss him and his cat Max. They were a welcome sight. I can still hear his whistling to call his kitties.