|Birth: ||Sep. 1, 1963|
|Death: ||Feb. 7, 2008|
North Carolina, USA
Jeffry Lee Mason, RN, BSN, CCRN, 44, died February 7, 2008. He was born in Kingman, KS on September 1, 1963. He graduated valedictorian of his class from Kingman High School, Kingman, KS; attended Emporia State University; received his RN Diploma from Newman Hospital School of Nursing, Emporia, KS; and graduated Summa Cum Laude with a BSN in nursing from National University, San Diego, CA.
Jeff was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Emporia, KS.
He was a member of NCONL (North Carolina Organization of Nurse Leaders), serving on the Board for several years. Jeff also was a member of AACN (American Association of Critical-care Nurses).
Jeff worked at WakeMed Cary Hospital, first as an ICU nurse, then as Nurse Manager of the Observation Unit, ICU and Vascular Access Nursing. Jeff was currently practicing his profession as a part of the Emergency Unit. He was a devoted and caring registered nurse. Jeff was responsible for setting up the ICU units in the building process. He also spent time overseeing the pharmacy in its move to the technological age. Jeff loved to teach and taught classes to nurses to enable them to achieve different levels of certification. He was a "Triple Crown" instructor in ACLS, PALS, and BLS. Jeff combined his extensive knowledge of technology with his medical knowledge to help develop and operate technology systems. He also loved children and animals, dogs in particular, and enjoyed traveling.
Jeff practiced his profession at Newman Memorial Hospital in Emporia, KS; Hillcrest Hospital in Tulsa, OK; and Sharp Memorial Hospital in San Diego, CA before moving to WakeMed at Cary, NC.
Jeff is survived by his parents, Don L. and Betty Rose Mason, Kingman, KS; paternal grandparents Don and Lorraine Mason, Council Grove, KS; maternal grandmother Rose Shellenberger, Emporia, KS; two uncles and an aunt; three cousins and their families; numerous family members in Kansas, Oklahoma, and Tennessee; and his beloved dog, Alex P. Beagle.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Virgil Shellenberger Sr., Emporia, KS.
Mass for the repose of his soul was said at Saint Patrick Catholic Church in Kingman, Kansas, and prayers were also said at St. Rose Catholic Church in Council Grove, Kansas.
Two Memorial Celebration Services and Visitations were held to accommodate all of his "WakeMed Family." WakeMed Chaplain Diane Cox presided. The family received friends from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Saturday, February 9, 2008 at Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, 200 S.E. Maynard Road, Cary.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions in Jeff's memory to the SPCA of Wake County, 200 Petfinder Lane, Raleigh, NC 27603, or Duke Children's Hospital, 512 S. Mangum St., Suite 400, Durham, NC 27701.
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CARETAKER OF MANKIND AND PET LOVER.
Created by: Betty Rose M.
Record added: May 26, 2012
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