Guyla Elaine Farr Mason, 78, of South Woodbury died peacefully June 17, 2019 at the home of her son and his wife, Michael and Angel Mason, in North Calais.
She was born in Hardwick July 30, 1940, daughter of Guy and Geraldine (Montague) Farr, graduated from Hardwick Academy and continued her education at Johnson State College.
On Dec. 9, 1967, she married Donald Maynard Mason in Hardwick, where they lived for several years before moving to South Woodbury.
In her earlier years, she was a secretary for Avon Atkins Construction in Hardwick and worked at Fairbanks Scales in St. Johnsbury. After her two sons were born, she stayed at home until they started school, and that’s when she began her 30-plus-year career with the U.S. Postal Service.
She worked in Cabot, Maple Corners and East Calais and later was a rural postal carrier. She was very proud that she drove 102 miles each workday with only 20 miles on blacktop. During that time, she checked on the elderly on her route and was able to help save two lives.
The last of her working years were spent cleaning a couple of days a week at the East Calais School.
Guyla was an active member of the United Church of Hardwick and a member of its Women’s Circle No. 1 of that church. She loved time with her family. She enjoyed knitting, crossword puzzles and continued checking on the elderly in her area and helping them to get their groceries.
Survivors include two sons, Michael Mason and wife Angel of North Calais and Douglas Mason and wife Vicki of South Woodbury; a brother, Gene Farr and wife Lynn of Central, S.C.; six grandchildren, Jewel Mason, Jacob Mason, Jessica Mason, Dustin Hill, Peyton Hill and Annabelle Therrien; a great-grandson, Zebulon Mason; and nieces, nephews and cousins.
Friends may call Friday, June 28, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Northern Vermont Funeral Home, 60 Elm St., Hardwick.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, June 29, at 11 a.m. at the United Church of Hardwick, with the Rev. Dr. Evelyn Lavelli officiating. Burial will follow in the family lot at Fairview Cemetery in Hardwick.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 300 Cornerstone Drive, Williston, VT 05495.