January 20, 2018

CFU’s wonderful Spanish teacher, Tim Mason, has passed away

Tim MasonOur hearts are broken that our dear Tim died of cancer on Thursday, April 9 at the age of 64.  Tim taught a couple of classes for us in 1997, but became a regular teacher in 2004.  He was a Spanish teacher at the middle school and high school level in Iowa as well as Littleton, CO.  Beyond teaching, he sponsored numerous clubs and organizations for the kids in his schools, coached basketball and track, and took kids on trips to Mexico.  After his retirement from the public schools, he took on more classes here at CFU.  Tim was a favorite of our students because of his skill as a teacher as well as his upbeat attitude, genuine concern for people, and infectious sense of humor.  Those of us in the office looked forward to the days he taught because, no matter what was going on, he would lift our spirits.  We will miss Tim terribly.  He lived a full and rich life and touched many people, but he has certainly left us way too soon.


  1. Peggy Moritz says:

    I have such wonderful memories of Tim as my Spanish teacher at CFU. May his family and friends be blessed with beautiful memories of an incredible man. Rest in peace, mi maestro.

  2. Judi Landon says:

    My heart is broken. I lost the best teacher I have ever had. Tim touched many lives. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.

  3. Kelly Pineda says:

    Tim was my first Spanish teacher at CFU and the best teacher I ever had. I had hope that I could learn Spanish with his encouragement. I’m terribly saddened to just hear about this. Much love Tim.

  4. Michelle Spadavecchia says:

    Tim was an awesome teacher. He was my Spanish teacher in junior high school in the early 80s. He made classes fun, told great stories, took classes to Mexico and was just fun. He will be missed greatly by many people….