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Sarah "Sally" Louise Mason Day

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“Dearest Doug-Please accept our condolences at the passing of your friend and sweetheart, Sally. We know you miss her terribly! She was always so...Read More »
1 of 11 | Posted by: Debbie Smith - Weatherford, TX

“Sally is the one who had presents bought, wrapped and ready to send BEFORE Thanksgiving! We were always bowled over by that. And, on camping trips,...Read More »
2 of 11 | Posted by: JudiKeith - Corpus Chfristi, TX

“I read about Sally's lovely and loving life in the Star-Telegram and was touched by her service to others. Then received a message that she is part...Read More »
3 of 11 | Posted by: Rev. Sandra Lydick - Fort Worth, TX

“Extending my condolences to you and your family , you are in our prayers . ”
4 of 11 | Posted by: Chaplain Willie Martinez - TX

“dear doug; I am so sorry to hear of sally's passing. I really enjoyed meeting her at the 50th reunion. on behalf of all your friends we will be...Read More »
5 of 11 | Posted by: barbara manion - kansas city, MO

6 of 11 | Posted by: Joseph Finley , MD - BEAUMONT, TX

“I'm so sorry of the loss of your wife. You and your family are in my prayers. ”
7 of 11 | Posted by: Linda White - Fort Worth, TX

“I met Sally when I joined Omicron Zeta, the Fort Worth chapter of Delta Theta Tau, a national philanthropic sorority. Some of my fondest memories of...Read More »
8 of 11 | Posted by: Lynda Jensen - Fort Worth, TX

“my long lost friend, you are now Gods new angel. never forgot you just never knew where you were. So many sleepovers at your farm , we...Read More »
9 of 11 | Posted by: georgie crawford sharp - PA

“Sally and I used to work together at the TNMHO Hospice conference. I did the Continuing Education work and she was wonderful at greeting people and...Read More »
10 of 11 | Posted by: Nancy Ritts - Fort Worth, TX

“Sally and I met and became friends 14 years ago when she volunteered for a hospice where I was the volunteer services coordinator. I discovered in...Read More »
11 of 11 | Posted by: Debbie Afzali - Fort Worth

FORT WORTH -- Sarah "Sally" Louise Mason Day, 74, passed away Friday, July 18, 2014, after battling Parkinson's disease since 1992.
Memorial service: 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16, at Bethesda Community Church. Interment: Calvert Friends Cemetery in Maryland.
Memorials: In lieu of flowers, please make donations to a hospice or Parkinson's support group of your choosing.
Sarah was born on Jan. 22, 1940, in Elkton, Md. She was the daughter of the late Walton and Mildred Mason. The eldest of seven children, she grew up on Woodbine farm in Calvert, Md., which has been in the family since 1735.
She was a member of the Calvert Maryland Grange 424 and a Maryland State Grange Highway Safety essay winner for two years. She was a Maryland 4-H All-Star in 1956, winner of the 4-H Danfort Foundation in 1957 and attended the 4-H national conference in 1958. She was a 1958 graduate of Rising Sun High School and 1960 graduate of St. Mary's College. She attended the University of Missouri at Kansas City and worked as a special education and kindergarten teacher.
Sarah graduated from Lamar University in 1982 with a degree in nursing. She began working for Upjohn Healthcare as a home health cancer nurse providing chemotherapy. In 1986, she started Family Services Hospice and assisted with getting the Hospice Medicaid/Medicare certified. In 1992, she became the executive director for Family Hospice of Fort Worth and then was promoted to director of education over 20 field offices. She volunteered with the Texas New Mexico Hospice Organization for 25 years and was the Education Committee chair for 15 years. In 1998, she received the Heart of Hospice award for TNMHO, and she was chosen as one of the Great 100 nurses in the Dallas/Fort Worth area for excellence in hospice nursing. She was a member of the Nurse's Education Committee, a member of NOEP, and a grief facilitator for the American Cancer Society Life after Loss program. She was active in church attendance all her life, serving as deaconess, Sunday school teacher, home Bible study leader and choir member. She also assisted with cooking for Meals on Wheels. She was a member of the Delta Theta Tau Sorority. She was chosen by her sorority chapter for the Delta Star Award for her outstanding volunteerism. She served as secretary and treasurer for the Transitional Outreach Ministries, a non-profit organization serving those in need. Her hobbies included gardening, crafts and cooking.
The family would like to provide a special thanks to Sally's caregivers, Carols Hicks, Margie Martinez, Lori Zand and Zina Carson.
She was preceded in death by her youngest sister, Elizabeth Ann Mason; and granddaughter, Riley Dennis.
Survivors: Beloved husband, Douglas Day, whom she married on Oct. 1, 1960; daughters, Laura Lee Park and husband, Danny, of Carrollton, Gail Marie Day-Russell and husband, Robert, of North Richland Hills, and Rebecca Louise Dennis and husband, David, of Clearwater, Fla.; brothers, Henry Mason and wife, Marilyn, of Rising Sun, Md., David Mason and wife, Anne of Mount Airy, Md., Richard Mason and wife, Kim, of Rising Sun, Md.; sisters, Florence Bannister and husband, Ernest of Macungie, Pa., and Eleanor Cline and husband, Burnard, of Elkton, Md.; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.