Lucky me, I have German ancestors on both my maternal and paternal lines! I am currently researching the names SICK and SELL in Schleswig-Holstein, SCHNEIDER in Hessen and KUNDERS (Conard) in North Rhineland - Westphalia. I enjoy doing German research and trying to remember some of the high school German language that I took oh so long ago.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Maurice "Pat" Lane Obituary

In the honor of National Procrastination Week, I am posting my "Amaneusis Monday" entry.  Not too bad - I'm only one day late!

Maurice Lane Dies at 61

Maurice H. (Pat) Lane, 61, 247 West Buell, an assistant station manager for the Union Pacific Railroad, died early today in Bannock Memorial Hospital after a short illness.  He suffered a heart attack Monday.

A son of Homer and Emma Sell Lane, he was born Feb. 8, 1902, in Pocatello.  He received his education there and was a graduate of the Pocatello High School, where he was a member of the football team.

He began working for the railroad as a boy during the summer vacations and in October, 1921, began work as a brakeman.  In 1924 he began work for the Pacific Fruit Express in the car service department.  He then went back to the railroad on Oct. 31, 1944, as a brakeman.  On Oct. 8, 1948, he became a ticket clerk and then assistant station manager.

He was a member of Portneuf Lodge 18, AF and AM, the York Rite Masonic Bodies, Gate City Commandery 4, Knights Templar, Ruth Chapter 3, Order of the Eastern Star, El Korah Shrine of Boise, and Lodge 900 Brotherhood of Railways Clerks.

He married Dorothy M. Snyder July 14, 1929, at Pocatello.

Survivors include his widow, a son, Ben H. Lane, Pocatello; a daughter, Mrs. David Savage, Vancouver, Wash.; his mother, Mrs. Emma Lowrie, Pocatello, a sister, Mrs. Berniece Ward, Portland, Ore., and three grandchildren.

Funeral services will be announced by the Downard Funeral Home.

Maurice (pronounced "Morris") was my grandfather.  He never went by Maurice, but by his nickname, Pat.  Unfortunately, my Grandpa Pat died before I had a chance to know him.  

1 comment:

  1. Cindy,
    You don't remember your Grandpa Pat but he got to see you and hold you! He loved to give you little licks of ice cream and you lapped them up! He really thought you were a darling little baby and was very proud to have a grand daughter!