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Richard ‘Dick’ Allen Mason

Richard “Dick” Allen Mason, age 69, of Dalhart, Texas, formerly of Sac City, Iowa, passed away on January 17, 2015 at the Good Samaritan Home in Holstein, Iowa. Dick was born on January 7, 1946 to David and Crystal (Spicer) Mason in Sac City, Iowa. He attended country school at Wall Lake #1 and graduated from Sac City High School. Dick volunteered for the U.S. Army and served in Vietnam.

On March 2, 1967, he was joined in marriage to Diane Geerdes in Pomeroy, Iowa. They are the parents of three children, Penny, Larry and Tammy. They made their home in Pomeroy where Dick was an electrical contractor and they owned the local hardware store - Mason Hardware and Electric. Dick’s lifelong dream was to be a farmer, and in 1981 the family moved to Texas to pursue this dream.

They returned to Iowa in 1991 and farmed in the Newell area. Dick missed the challenge of irrigated farming, and in 1994, they returned to farming in the Texas Panhandle and North Eastern New Mexico. Dick enjoyed hard work as well as the research and development associated with building the family farm.

In his younger years, Dick enjoyed water skiing, roller skating, and listening and dancing to music. Dick will be dearly missed by those who knew and loved him.

Scott Thompson

Scott Thompson of Amarillo passed away on Friday January 16, 2015.

Scott was born June 21, 1966, in Dallas to Joyce and Kenneth Thompson. He enjoyed traveling and life.

He was also known as a “jack of all trades” and will be missed by those who knew him. He is preceded in death by his father, Kenneth Thompson.

The family suggests memorials be to City Church Outreach Ministry, 205 S. Polk Street, Amarillo, TX 79101. No services have been scheduled at this time. Please sign the online guest book at