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Patricia Fontaine Mason

Published on May 15, 2018 1:38PM



Patricia Fontaine Mason of Hermiston was born April 13, 1934, in St. Joseph, Missouri, the youngest of 16 children born to William W. and Jessica (Mays) Willis. She died on May 7, 2018, in Hermiston at the age of 84.

As an infant, Patricia was adopted by Clifford and Beatrice Bean. She married L.D. McCubbins on October 4, 1949, and settled on the family farm in Touchet, Washington. 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. Together the couple lived in a variety of places including Union, Portland and Hermiston, Oregon.

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

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.

A Celebration of Life and barbecue will be held from 2-5 p.m. on Saturday, June 2, 2018, at her daughter Darlene’s residence, 32407 E. Punkin Center Road, Hermiston, Oregon.

Family suggest memorial donations be sent to Vange John Memorial Hospice, 645 W. Orchard Ave. #300, Hermiston, OR 97838.

To leave an online condolence for the family go to www.burnsmortuaryhermiston.com


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