October 9, 1945 - August 13, 2021
On Friday, August 13, 2021, Linda L. Mason Morris, loving wife and mother of three children, passed
away at the age of 75.
Linda was born October 9, 1945 in Stockton, California to Antone and Ivy Arbanasin. Linda was preceded in death by her father, mother and brother Ron. She is survived by her husband John, her children Terry Mason, Sabrina and Chris
Lyon, Suzette and Rick Laffranchi, her siblings Debi and Ken Schroeder, Dennis and Carla Bitters.
Linda was blessed with 10 grandchildren and their spouses: Daniel and Tiffany, Buddy and Veronica, Desiree and Maura, Andrew and Makayla, Katie, Ian and GiuliAnna, Tessa and Joe, Nich’ole, Megan and Robert, Stephanie and Travis and ten great grandchildren who she adored and spoiled.
Linda enjoyed teaching her grandchildren the art of sewing and the art of human kindness. Linda was a grandmother to many of the community’s neighboring children and adults. Always having an open invitation to sit down, enjoy a meal,
have a conversation, be a part of our family. Linda is known for having Easter treasure hunts and small gifts on her tree at Christmas for anyone who shows up for the celebration
and fun. Linda will be remembered by her children, family and friends as “Captain Linda”, as she always embraced all
the Pointless Pirates that boarded her ship and created a bond of love and freedom to be.
Linda was also a lifetime member of the Veteran of Foreign War Auxiliary with thousands of volunteer
hours and honorary awards. She spent countless hours to “keep them smiling in beds of White”. From clowning around with her Cooties group to playing Bingo with the patients at the Livermore Hospital she
was always working hard at giving our Veterans something to smile about. Her mission was to improve
the life of our Veterans by supplying them the comforts of home.
A memorial will be held on Saturday, September 25, 2021 at the VFW hall 12455 W Ripon Rd, Ripon,
CA 95366at 1 o’clock p.m.