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It is with great sadness to announce Debra Hull Mason, 52, passed on to a Higher Echelon from her home in Trevor, Wis. on June 17, 2013.

Debra was born in an Army hospital in Fort Riley, Kan. on Jan. 4, 1961 and lived in Junction City, Kan. for a short period of time.

In 1963, Debra came with her mother, Marjorie, to Fort Frances, Ont., where she attended school at Robert Moore and Fort Frances High School until age 16. At that time, she returned to the U.S. with her aunt, Patricia Carroll and family, to complete her education.

Debra graduated from high school and attended a local college for business courses.

At this time, she met and married William George Mason on Dec. 21, 1979. They had one son, William Mathew Mason, who was the apple of her eye.

Debra had a love for flowers and her cat, and also children. She also was devoted to her mother.

Debra later became a certified child care assistant for many years.

She leaves to mourn her son, William, Danielle Wuorenma, granddaughter, Lorren; mother, Marjorie Hull-Katerick; and numerous uncles, nephews, and cousins.

May her memory be blessed.


One night I had a dream—I dreamed I was walking along the beach with the Lord and across the sky flashed scenes of my life.

For each scene, I noticed two sets of footprints in the sand. One belonged to me and the other to the Lord.

When the last scene of my life flashed before me, I looked back at the footprints in the sand. I noticed that many times along the path of my life, there was only one set of footprints.

I also noticed that it happened at the very lowest and saddest times in my life.

This really bothered me and I questioned the Lord about it.

“Lord, you said that one I decided to follow you, you would walk with me all the way.

“But I have noticed that during the most troublesome times in my life, there is only one set of footprints.

“I don’t understand why, in times when I needed you most, you would leave me.”

The Lord replied, “My precious, precious child. I love you and I would never, never leave you during your times of trial and suffering.

“When you saw only one set of footprints, it was then that I carried you.”

(Author unknown)