At 1:30 a.m. Sunday, July 16, Mason “Mick” Hinman entered his final rest, passing peacefully in his sleep.
Born Jan. 19, 1930, he graduated from Kidder High School in Kidder, South Dakota, in 1949. In 1951, Mick married Lois and was drafted a month later. Following discharge, Mick earned a bachelor’s degree in business education from Aberdeen, South Dakota. Mick moved his wife and three sons to Mountain View, where he taught business at Mountain View High School.
In 1966, Mick obtained a master’s degree in educational psychology and returned to Mountain View as a guidance counselor. Mick was financial aids director for Northwest College in 1969, where he worked until 1973 when he returned to finish his career in Mountain View.
After his retirement in 1985, Mick and Lois moved to Laramie, where they lived until his death. Mick enjoyed family, travel and restoring old furniture. A man who loved to laugh, his family and friends will miss him greatly.
Mick is survived by his wife of 66 years Lois Irene Hinman; sons, Michael Bruce Hinman, Lee Douglas Hinman and Dirk Ashley Hinman; two grandsons, Matthew Lee Hinman and Brian Ashley Hinman; and great-granddaughter Aveline Vera Ovelia Hinman.