Doris Masa

Doris Masa, 84, passed away May 9, 2014 at her home in Kalispell.


Posted Friday, May 16, 2014

Doris Masa, 84, passed away May 9, 2014 at her home in Kalispell. Doris was born in Ekalaka, April. 29, 1930, to George and Mary Anderson and attended school in Baker and Portland, Ore., where her parents worked in a shipyard during World War II. Later, the family returned to Baker where she met and married Paul Masa. Over the next 20 years, they owned and operated four different bars – one in Belfield, N.D., another in  Baker, and two in Kalispell. Together they owned and operated the Log Cabin Bar on Main Street for 15 years. Thereafter, they bought and sold western art.

Doris enjoyed spending time on the lake and fishing, especially with her sister. She also loved spending time with her son, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Doris is preceded in death by her husband, Paul Masa; father, George, and mother, Mary Anderson; sisters – Lavonne Hoenke, Phyllis McClenahan; great-granddaughter, Jessica Masa.

She is survived by one son and his wife, Larry and Kathy Masa, of Kalispell; three grandchildren, Melissa and Mark Sedivy of Whitefish, Paul and Rubianna Masa of Columbia Falls, Andy and Jodi Masa of Kalispell; nine great-grandchildren; brothers-in-law, tom and John Masa; brother, David and Bernice Anderson, of Sidney.

Viewing was held May 14, 2014 at Buffalo Hill Funeral Home. Services were held May 15, 2014 at the Buffalo Hill Funeral Home, followed by internment at Glacier Memorial. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Home Options Hospice; to send a note of condolence to the family, please go to Buffalo Hill Funeral Home is caring for the family.