Mason, Cristela Joan, a 58 year resident of Torrance, passed away on Tuesday, November 15, 2011 in Torrance. Born in Sandoval County, New Mexico, Cristela was 82 when she died. Cristela was a member of St. James Catholic Church, Catholic Golden Age, and the Catholic Daughters. She was also a member of the Redondo Beach Veteran's Park Seniors group.
Cristela is survived by her daughter, Sandra Gillette of Torrance, CA; son, Phillip Mason of Laughlin, NV; sister, Toni-Ann (Jimmy) Gallegos of Santa Fe, NM; and grandson, Paul Gillette of Trenton, NJ. She was preceded in death by her parents, Louis and Secundita LePlatt; and her husband of 50 years, Harold Mason.
The Memorial Service will be held at St. James Catholic Church in Redondo Beach on Tuesday November 22, 2011 at 10am. Burial will take place at Santa Fe National Cemetery in Santa Fe, New Mexico. In lieu of flowers and donations, the family asks that people contact their Congressmen and Senators and ask for a law to be enacted to allow a person suffering in pain and agony be allowed a dignified death.