1971 – 2013

A graveside funeral service will be held in the West Side District Cemetery on Friday, September 20, 2013, at 1:00 p.m. for Charlene Carol Mason, 42.  Rev. Tom White, pastor of Cuyama Assembly of God, will officiate.  Charlene was born in Madera on June 18, 1971 and passed away in Bakersfield on September 11, 2013.  She loved craft making and currently enjoyed creating sports teams coasters.  Her  other interests included baking and on Christmas and Valentine's Day she shared her baking creations with family and friends.  Charlene was preceded in death by her mother, Maxine Putnam, just seven months ago.  She is survived by her husband, Mark Mason; her son, William Mason; her daughter, Michelle (Ralph) Ayala; step-sons, Mark and Christopher Mason; her father, Steve Putnam; brother, Mike Putnam; mother-in-law, Wanda Long; sister-in-law, Tammie Mason; many grandchildren, nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles; and a lot of friends. Visitation will be held on Thursday, September 19, 2013, from 3:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Erickson & Brown Funeral Home.  To express online condolences please visit www.EricksonAndBrown.com.