Mason Campbell Clingan, Jr. departed this world in Eagle, Idaho, surrounded by his family, on February 13, 2020 after several years of poor health. He was born April 22, 1935, in San Mateo, California, to Jeannetta Campbell and Mason Campbell Clingan, Sr.
Mason’s early years were spent in Hillsborough, California, where he attended the South Hillsborough School and Culver Military Academy. In the 1950s the Clingan family relocated to Nevada County, California, and Mason graduated from Nevada Union High School in 1954. He attended the University of California at Davis and enlisted in the Marines in 1955. While stationed in Hawaii, Mason married Joanne Hooper of Grass Valley, CA, at Emmanuel Episcopal Church on August 10, 1957. After his honorable discharge from the Marines, Mason and Joanne returned to Nevada County where he worked for his father on the Clingan ranch in Penn Valley, CA.
In 1968 Mason and Joanne moved to Eagle, Idaho, to ranch and raise their young family. Mason was an avid horseman and enjoyed roping, hunting, fishing, cooking, and storytelling. His younger sister recalls the day when they were teenagers and Mason picked her from the saddle of her runaway horse. No easy feat!
Mason is survived by his wife of 62 years, Joanne; children Scott Clingan (Rheta) of Donnelly, ID, Sarah Rosenlund (Joe) of Moxee, WA, and Stephen Clingan of Spring Creek, NV; grandchildren Mason (Drusilla), Christopher, Stephenie and Sydnee Clingan, step grandchildren Jamie (Clint) Hollister and Adam (Olivia) Rosenlund, and great grandchildren Tana, Chet and Aria Clingan and Killian Hollister. He is also survived by his sister Margaret Clingan of Grass Valley, CA. Mason was predeceased by his parents, two newborn infants, David and Deborah Clingan, and sister, Gail Clingan Hovard.
The family would like to express their thanks and gratitude, to the St. Luke’s Hospice for all their wonderful attention and care, especially Allison Livingston RN, Amanda Nielsen MSW, Athena Parker CNA, and Shelly Furniss Massage Therapist.
Services will be held February 21, 2020 at 11 am, at Zion Lutheran Church, 404 Nectarine St., Nampa, ID with luncheon following.
Memorial contributions should be directed to St. Luke’s Home Care and Hospice, 3330 E. Louise Dr. Suite #400, Meridian, ID 83642
Brian White saysFebruary 23, 2020 at 4:33 pm
Steve and family, It is with a heavy heart that I offer my heartfelt condolences for Mason’s passing. I am sorry I had out of town obligations and missed his services. Since I learned of his passing, I have been enjoying a flood of memories from when I worked on the hog farm. Mason was a great boss and the whole family made me feel like one of them while I was there. Mason took me on my first ever plane ride. He once came to court with me to for moral support. He was a great story teller. Although it has been years since I have hade much association with the Clingan family, they all hold a special spot in my heart. May Mason rest in peace.