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Alta Violet Mason

Alta Violet Mason was born on January 29, 1913 in St. Helens, Columbia County, Oregon.

Her parents were Jasper Mason and Mary Myrtle Hanson. She was the second of three girls.

Alta married Clyde Willie Luttrell on September 16, 1929. Clyde was 29 and Alta was 16 years old. They had ten children, the first three which did not live out their first day. Pauline (January 28, 1930), Unnamed (November 9, 1930), Clyde Willie, Jr. (July 20, 1931), Robert Jasper (August 24, 1932 to January 1, 2003), Leonard Lester (August 29, 1933 to current), Lavinia Rae (September 11, 1934 to February 17, 1991), Living Son (May 4, 1937 to current), Phyllis Deanna (May 8, 1942 to November 21, 2015), Living Daughter (May 20, 1945 to current), Terrance Dale (June 26, 1948 to current)

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Alta and Clyde's wedding photo

Alta died on March 21, 1985 in Eugene, Lane County, Oregon at 72 years, 1 month, 21 days of age. She is buried in Columbia Memorial Gardens in Columbia County, Oregon.

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Alta (Greatgrandma) with Ben and Jacob about 1983

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Memories

Grandson Ed remembers that Grandma made the best sugar cookies ever. Grandma had a mechanical heart valve and you could hear it clicking away when everyone was quiet.
Grandson Ed remembers talking with his Grandma while his wife was pregnant with their first child. Grandma told him not to name the child, or any others, after her as she didn't like her name. However, she wasn't worred about the first because she knew it would be a boy. She got each one of Celia's three pregnancies right.

Son Leonard remembers that his mom always had a meal for everybody, hay baling crews or anyone. She was a great cook.

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