JANET LYNN MASON                  

was born on November 7, 1950 in Evergreen Park, Illinois to Jack and Dolores Kalata. She grew up in Tinley Park, Illinois along with 3 siblings (Jack, Jeff, and Greg).  Janet graduated Tinley Park High School in 1968, then attended a vocational college to receive her nursing degree. Using the new concept of computer dating, she met Mike Mason. They dated for only two weeks when he proposed. They were married 3 months later on July 1, 1972. Mike and Jan had 4 children (Vicky, Jenny, Mikey and Kristi), then moved to Houston, TX  in 1981 where she worked as charge nurse at Stoneybrook Health Care for 22 years. She retired in 2005 at the age of 55. Janet became born again and baptized in August of 2010. Caring for her 4 dogs, doing crossword puzzles, and reading the bible consumed her personal time. In her final days, Janet Mason was being treated at MD Anderson Hospital for breathing difficulty due to Pulmonary Hypertension, as a result of radiation treatments for lung cancer. She died unexpectedly at MD Anderson in Houston, TX on July 10, 2014 at the age of 63.

Devoted wife, loving mother, loyal friend