Obituaries for Feb. 29, 2012

By Baker City Herald February 29, 2012 10:00 am

Patricia Lockwood

Patricia Jane Lockwood, 54, a former Richland resident, died Feb. 22, 2012, at Klamath Falls with her family by her side after a long battle with cancer. 

Her memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at New Horizon Church in Klamath Falls.

Jane was born on Sept. 8, 1957, at Willits, Calif. After high school, she moved northward to Richland to be with her parents. She lived there until 2001 when she moved to Klamath Falls. 

She absolutely loved spending time in the mountains, but her greatest joy was taking care of her family and being a grandma.

Survivors include her son, Brian Lockwood, daughter and son-in-law, Chelsea and Cory Bramwell, grandsons, Zachary and Ayden Bramwell, and sister and brother- in-law DeeDee and Jerry Anderson, all of Klamath Falls; sister, Susan Myers of Pagosa Springs, Colo.; sister and brother-in-law, Stacy and Brandon Faulk of Star, Idaho; Jennifer and Greg Davidson of Stanwood, Wash.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice through Tami's Pine Valley Funeral Home, P.O. Box 543, Halfway, OR 97834.


Suzanne Mason

Suzanne L. Mason, 84, of Baker City, died Feb. 20, 2012, at St. Alphonsus Medical Center.

 Suzanne was born on May 17, 1927, at Oakland, Calif., to Robert and Elizabeth Nall. She attended high school at Santa Cruz, Calif., graduating in 1947. She then attended Mills College. She also had training and experience in hunting and jumping. Suzanne was primarily self-employed, running her own equestrian center from 1950 until her death.

 She married Alfred Henry Mason on Feb. 25, 1951, at St. Clemens Church in Berkley, Calif. She enjoyed fishing, exploring, traveling, dogs, horses and encouraging young riders.

She and her lifestyle led by example. Whether that be by horseback, or her loyalty, caring and contributions which exceed the paper available, family members said. Sue was a valued addition to any company or community.

 She was a member of the Episcopal Church, the Santa Cruz Horseman’s Association, Twain Harte Horsemen and the Tuolumne County Kennel Club.

Survivors include three daughters, Leslie Maiwald-Dickerson of Baker City, Melanie Mason of Jamestown, Calif., and Christine Mason of Sonora, Calif.; one son, Alfred Mason of Medical Springs; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

 She was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred Henry Mason.

 Memorial contributions may be made to a local 4-H club or the local animal shelter through Coles Tribute Center, 1950 Place St., Baker City, OR 97814.


Robert Meng

Robert E. Meng, 84, of Baker City, died Feb. 26, 2012, at his home. 

A memorial service will be scheduled later. 

Bob was born on April 15, 1927, at Red Oak, Iowa, to Jake and Nellie Meng. He joined the U.S. Army in June of 1945 and was honorably discharged in 1947. 

Bob worked for Poe Motors of Baker until he and his dad bought a Shell station at the corner of Third and Broadway streets. In 1951, he and his family moved to Portland where he went to work for the Union Pacific Railroad. He worked in both Portland and Spokane, Wash., until 1982 when he was forced to retire due to heart problems.

Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Irene Creger Meng of Baker City; children, Jo Baltz of Vancouver, Wash., Sandra Meng and Ron Milloy of Cathlamet, Wash., Molly Butterfield and her husband, Boyd, of Portland, Robi Dooley and her husband, Bill, of Baker City and Ron Meng of Baker City; grandchildren, Chris Keller, Candace Martin, Mark, Bob, Dan and Becky Butterfield, Marie Hobbs and Emma Dooley, and Kassie, Aleesha, Tony and Tanner Meng; 12 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

 He was preceded in death by his parents, Jake and Nellie; his brother, Kenneth; and his sisters, Jean Sipp, Donna Allen and Nita Trickel.

 Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association through Coles Tribute Center, 1950 Place St., Baker City, OR 97814.