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.
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