ALTA MAE MASOT went to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday June 3, 2017. She was 85. Alta was born in Benton City, Washington on January 7, 1932 to Albert and Lola Mertens. She was the youngest of four children. She had a sister, Marguerite, and two brothers, Glenn and Eldon Mertens.
All have preceded her in death. She had two nieces, Marguerite Van Dyke of Hillsboro, Texas and Linda Patterson of Salem, Oregon. She also had several great nieces and nephews. She grew up in Tacoma, Washington and graduated from Stadium High School. After graduating, she entered the Air Force and was a Korean War Veteran stationed in Japan for 18 months. She received the Korean Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal and National Defense Service Medal. She devoted several years to giving 24/7 care to her elderly disabled Aunt and Uncle who raised her. They lived in Southern California after her service years. She married George W. Masot in 1983, he passed away in 1993. They had moved to Hillsboro, Oregon for a while, then had settled in Rogue River for many years. She was a member of Hope Presbyterian Church of Rogue River.
In November 2009 she became a resident of Avamere Assisted Living in Keizer, Oregon. She then moved over to The Arbor in September 2016, also in Keizer, Oregon. Burial will be at Eagle Point National Cemetery in Eagle Point, Oregon. Services will be June 23, 2017 at 1:00 PM.