Georgia Ruth Friend passed away at home, in the arms of her loving husband Gale, on Monday, Oct. 6, 2008. She was 69 years old. Georgia was born on Sept. 18, 1939 in Gooding, Idaho to parents Curtis and Helen (Andrus) Mason.
The family moved to Trail, Oregon when she was a young girl, where she was raised and educated. She graduated from Eagle Point High School. She was united in marriage to Gale Friend a former classmate, on May 16, 1958 in Central Point, Oregon. The two moved to Shady Cove, which has been home since. They recently celebrated 50 years of marriage.
She was a member of the Shady Cove Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ
of Latter-day Saints, and an active member of the Relief Society as
well as teaching Primary and was involved with the Blue Birds. Her
family was her life. Georgia was an avid fan of her grandkids’ and
great-grandkids sporting events, she enjoyed gardening, flowers, birds,
and she loved reading.
She is survived by her loving
husband, Gale, of Shady Cove. She also leaves two daughters, Gaylene
Stockton, of Shady Cove and Wendy Jacoby, of Eagle Point; a brother,
Curtis "Ike" E. Mason and his wife Glenna, of Ontario, Oregon; and two
sisters, Barbara J. Chaney of Ontario and Judith Silva and husband Karl
of Trail. They have eight grandchildren, Jennifer (Stockton) Meerten,
and Scott, Amanda, and Dustin Stockton; Curtis, Andrew, Matthew and
Robert Jacoby, five great-grandchildren, Kayli, Ashli and Lucas
Meerten; Mason and Madison Jacoby, as well as numerous nieces and
She was preceded in death by her parents.
was the family leader and when a crisis arose, she always took control.
She was so dearly loved and will be so missed by all. May our Heavenly
Father bless and take care of her.
Graveside services were
held Saturday, Oct. 11 at the Tenmile Community Cemetery in Tenmile,
Oregon with Jodie Mason conducting. Dedication of the grave was offered
by Georgia’s, brother, Ike Mason.
Arrangements were under the direction of Taylor’s Family Chapel.