Patricia Mason Passes Away at 84

Patricia Mason

Patricia Fontaine Mason of Hermiston died on May 7, 2018 in Hermiston at the age of 84.

She was born on April 13, 1934 in St. Joseph, Mo. the youngest of 16 children born to William W. and Jessica Mays Willis.

As an infant, Patricia was adopted by Clifford and Beatrice Bean. She married L.D. McCubbins on Oct. 4, 1949 and settled on the family farm in Touchet, Wash. From this union six children were born; the couple later divorced. In 1968, she married Myron Lippincott and they had one son before they divorced. In 1970, she married LeRoy Mason and the couple had one son. The couple lived in a variety of places, including Union, Portland and Hermiston.

She is survived by her husband, LeRoy of Umatilla; brother and sister, Richard and Sharon Bean of Milton-Freewater; children, Darlene (Marty) Schmid of Hermiston, Eileen (Jim) Daniel and Malinda (Shawn) Prendiville of Walla Walla, Wash., Michael (Julie) McCubbins of Touchet, Wash., and Brian Lippincott of Portland; stepson, Jimmy Mason of Portland; stepdaughter, Kandie Jensen of Stanfield; and several grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by both sets of parents; all of her Willis siblings; her daughter, Evelyn (Don) Patterson; and sons, Robert McCubbins and James Mason.

A celebration of life and barbeque will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 2, 2018 at her daughter Darlene’s residence, 32407 E. Punkin Center Road, Hermiston.

The family suggests memorial donations be sent to Vange John Memorial Hospice, 645 W. Orchard Ave., Suite 300, Hermiston, Ore., 97838.

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Burns Mortuary of Hermiston is in care of final arrangements.


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