Louise Mason was born on June 25, 1929 in Cumberland, Maryland. She was one of eleven children. Her father worked for the B&O Railroad and was transferred to Parkersburg in the 1930's. Louise graduated from DeSales Heights Academy in 1947 and St. Joseph's Hospital Nursing School in 1950. She married Victor W. (Jiggs) Mason on October 12, 1950. They had three children, Steve, Wayne, and Judy.
Louise worked as a nurse at St. Joseph's Hospital for many years. She was very fond of her memories of working as an OB/GYN nurse. In 1976, she went to work for Dr. Michael Santer. She continued to work for Dr. Santer until a few months before her death. Louise died on April 14, 1983 of breast cancer.
The fund continues to receive support from Louise's son, Wayne Mason. Wayne group up in Parkersburg and graduated from Parkersburg High School in 1971 and West Virginia University in 1975. Wayne works for Norfolk Southern Corporation and now resides in Georgia.
The Louise Mason Memorial Fund provides annual scholarships to students pursuing degrees in nursing, with preference to students with a connection to Camden Clark Medical Center.