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Mason Alumbaugh

December 2, 1956 — April 8, 2023

Mason Alumbaugh was surrounded by his family at his home in Bernalillo, NM when he passed on April 8, 2023. Known as “Pops” to his sons and coworkers, and “Big Daddy” to his grandchildren, Mason found joy in his family.  Mason was born on December 2, 1956, to James and Judith Alumbaugh in Houston, Texas, but grew up in Tucumcari, NM. Mason is survived by his brother James (Susie, children Deonia, Joseph and Renee) and sister Ruby Stevens (Kenneth “Whitey”, children Lemond and Nichole) and his family listed below.

After graduating high school in 1975 as an honors student, Mason attended NMSU to pursue a degree as a physical education teacher and coach. After 3 years Mason decided to become a truck driver and had that as a profession for 15 years. For over 25 years before his retirement, Mason was a contractor for Business Environments and Inside Edge out of Minnesota as a floor installation expert.

Mason met Melody Meier and dated through high school before getting married on May 19, 1979. In over 40 years of marriage, Mason and Melody had 3 sons, Mason II (Buster), Beau and Lucas. Their sons had large families of their own; Buster married Betty and had Bailee, Brianna and Mason III; Beau and his wife Shanna had Madison and Hunter; Lucas and his wife Jennifer, their children Tyler, Lucas, Jacqueline and Samuel. Tyler had Trinity (Gilly Barty) who was very close to her Big Daddy Mason and Nana Melody.

All who knew Mason can attest to his passion for motorcycles. His other hobbies included water skiing and music. Mason played the cornet in band through school and continued his appreciation for the art of music. His favorite music was rock n’ roll and loved dancing. Melody recalls he was a crazy dancer that enjoyed the moments fully. He would jam out to the Doobie Brothers, The Cranberries and AC/DC whenever he had the opportunity. Mason was also known for the nicknames he gave everyone, including his sons, daughters-in-law and grandchildren. He will be greatly missed by his family. Mason was very proud that his legacy would live on through his large loving family.

Celebration of life will be held on May 6th in Tucumcari, NM at 3pm at the Elks Lodge (2118 S Adams St, Tucumcari, NM 88401).

“Keep on shinin’ your light, gonna make everything, everything, gonna make everything all right. And I ain’t got no worries, cause I ain’t in no hurry at all”, Black Water- song by the Doobie Brothers.

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