Oct. 7, 1923 - April 10, 2007

Geraldine "Gerry" (Lemons) Mascall, a former Grant County resident, died on April 10, 2007, at her home in Portland surrounded by her family. She was 83.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held on April 14, 2007, in St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Portland. A private family interment was held in Willamette National Cemetery in Portland.

Mrs. Mascall was born on Oct. 7, 1923, in Mt. Vernon. She was the oldest of three children born to William "Billy" and Hazel (Parrish) Lemons. Her paternal grandparents, Wes and Laura (Ingle) Lemons, were pioneer residents of the area.

Mrs. Mascall grew up in Mt. Vernon and attended the Mt. Vernon School. She married Henry "Hank" Mascall of Dayville on Sept. 2, 1942.

After the war, Mr. and Mrs. Mascall moved to Albany in 1945. In 1955, they moved to Portland.

Mrs. Mascall was a homemaker and an accomplished seamstress. She sewed many clothes for her son and four daughters. She was also active at the Grotto.

Mrs. Mascall is survived by her daughters, Lynn and her husband, Ed Geis; Jill and her husband, Dave Gaylord; Lori Mascall and her husband, Jim Adams; Molly and her husband, Dan Spearing; son, Jan, and his wife, Margaret Genster Mascall; 14 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Billy and Hazel Lemons; two brothers, Gene and Billy Ray Lemons; and husband, Henry "Hank" Mascall.

Contributions in her memory may be made to St. Vincent de Paul Rehab in Portland.

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