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Vern Mast, Sr. Memorial
Vern Mast, Sr. Memorial

Vern Mast, Sr.

Vern Mast, Sr.

Tuesday, March 8th, 2022

Vern Charles Mast, Sr., 93, passed away on Tuesday, March 8, 2022 in Sedro-Woolley, WA.  He was born on September 10, 1928 in Hamilton, WA, the son to Orville J. and Marie (Augir) Mast.

He graduated from Sedro-Woolley High School in 1946 and joined the US Army.  On August 3, 1946 he married Colleen Evitt in Louisville, Kentucky. They were married for 59 years until her passing in February of 2006.

Vern worked for the Sedro-Woolley School district as a bus driver and head mechanic.  He enjoyed horseback riding, camping and raising a variety of animals.  He also had an exotic bird farm.

On May 2, 2008 Vern married Hazel Baker-Mast, until her passing in March of 2016.

Vern is survived by his daughter, Darcy Hamilton; son, Vern Mast, Jr. (Debra); daughter, Tina Hull(Ray); grandchildren, Lisa Drye (Jay), Kirk Hamilton(Leslie), Megan Dempsey (Brian), Jeremy Mast (Lisa), Kelly Maguire (Jerrod), Leslie Kowalczyk (Chris), Casey Kowalczyk; 9 great grandchildren.

He was preceded by his parents; brother, Jack Mast; first wife, Colleen Mast and second wife, Hazel Mast.

A Graveside service will be held at 2:00, on Monday, March 14, 2022 at the Union Cemetery in Sedro-Woolley, WA, with Pastor Harold Thornbrough officiating. Share your memories of Vern and sign the online guest register.


  • Jaime Shaffer

    I also have memories of sweet Vern and Colleen 20+years ago picking up all of us kids and taking us to church or vacation bible school. So loving and kind.

  • Samantha Bacus/Murphy

    Vern and Colleen will always hold a special place in Me and My sisters hearts. So many memories that will be cherished forever. Vern and Colleen where some of the most gentle loving people that you would ever meet to have the patience to pick up 8 or more children each week to bring them to church. So many memories from My childhood have them in it. May you Rest In Peace, I go by Colleen’s grave often to say Hi now I’ll get to say Hi to you also ❤️❤️

  • Rick & Rebecca Chamberlin

    We lived next Butch and Debbie and they introduced us to Mr and Mrs Mast. They were sweet people and so welcoming.
    I started going to Valley Baptist Church and Mr Mast was sitting next to me, he loved this Church and the people.
    It was my joy to take him to Church for a time before the pandemic.
    I will miss him.🙏🏻❤

  • Deanna Ramey Ammons

    Vern was one of my school bus drivers many years ago when I lived on the Potts Road in Day Creek. I will always remember him as one of the best bus drivers, ever! We will meet again, hug again and have plenty of time to catch up on the past.

  • Jane

    Vern and Colleen will always have a special place in my ❤️.
    I loved sitting with them when I was little at church, as I got older, when Vern was there alone I was so happy to sit beside him. I always told him to call me if he needed anything he would pat his bible and yes I have your number right here.

  • Jen Willis

    Such a sweet man. I will miss you so much. You were the first person I looked for as we gathered for church and my most favorite hug of the day (don’t tell Brent). As much as we worried about you and your health you worried about us! I so enjoyed the Thanksgiving we spent together at Mulder’s and I know how much Grandma Frisbee will miss you. Thankful that you are no longer suffering and I know we will see each other again. Rest easy…much love.