Leslie L. Alexander

Born: Thu., May 21, 1936
Died: Tue., Apr. 20, 2010

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Leslie L. Alexander - a longtime resident of Pendleton, died Tuesday, April 20, 2010 At St. Anthony Hospital in Pendleton. He was 73 years old. Viewing will be held from 3:00 to 5:00 PM Wednesday, April 21st at Burns Mortuary in Pendleton. At his request a graveside funeral service will be held at 8:00 A.M. April 22nd in the Agency Cemetery, Pendleton. Burns Mortuary of Pendleton is in charge of arrangements. Mr. Alexander was born May 21, 1936 in Pendleton. He was the son of Uriah and Lillian Farrow Alexander. He was raised and educated in Pendleton, and graduated from Pendleton High School in 1954. After high school he worked for a time for the Bureau of Indian Affairs before he entered the United States Marines Corps. He was discharged in 1962 as a Lance Corporal. After his discharge he lived in Warm Springs, Oregon where he worked scaling logs until about 1965. He then returned to Pendleton, where he began working for the BIA. He had worked at many jobs for the BIA including Forestry Technician, Heavy Equipment Operator, Log Scalar and Firefighter. He retired from the BIA in 1992. In 1998 He was acknowledged by the CTUR Athletic Hall of Fame for his baseball talents. He had also been acknowledged by the government for his 30 plus years of service. He greatly enjoyed hunting, fishing, and the outdoors as well as gun collecting. He was also an accomplished artist. He was a member of the NRA and an honorary member of the Tribal Fire Department. He had acted as the Medicine Man for many of the past Happy Canyon Pageants. He also greatly enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and family. He is survived by his wife Loretta Alexander of Pendleton, two children; Shana Alexander and Craig Alexander, both of Pendleton, step-sons; Armand Minthorn of Pendleton, Kent Minthorn of Tennessee, and Phillip Cash Cash of Arizona, two brothers; Stan and Randy Alexander, both of Pendleton, two sisters; Marie Dick of Cayuse, and Barbara Guerrero of Pendleton, four grandchildren and one great-grandchild also survive. He was preceded in death by his parents.

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Adrienne Farrow
   Posted Wed April 21, 2010
To my loving family. It's times like these that I wish I was home. I'm so very sorry for missing Uncle Les' final send off home. Please know I'm there in spirit. I love and miss you all very much. Adrienne J. Farrow

Adrienne Farrow
   Posted Wed April 21, 2010
To my loving family. It's times like these that I wish I was home. I'm so very sorry for missing Uncle Les' final send off home. Please know I'm there in spirit. I love and miss you all very much. Adrienne J. Farrow

Adrienne Farrow
   Posted Wed April 21, 2010
To my loving family. It's times like these that I wish I was home. I'm so very sorry for missing Uncle Les' final send off home. Please know I'm there in spirit. I love and miss you all very much. Adrienne J. Farrow

Adrienne Farrow
   Posted Wed April 21, 2010
To my loving family. It's times like these that I wish I was home. I'm so very sorry for missing Uncle Les' final send off home. Please know I'm there in spirit. I love and miss you all very much. Adrienne J. Farrow

Dr. Lauren L. Timmons and Family
   Posted Thu April 22, 2010
Mr Les was a good man. I enjoyed him as a patient and very nice person. He will be missed and my condolences go out to his family.

Pamela Steele
   Posted Thu April 22, 2010
Here are my good thoughts and wishes for peacefulness for your family.

Patricia Hansen Ahern
   Posted Fri April 23, 2010
I graduated from high school with Leslie and we went to grade school together..Leslie was always so polite, kind and sweet...I never forgot what a nice person he was although i haven't seen him since high school.I remember him with his good friend Steven So Happy in grade school..My thoughts and prayers are with his family.Your loss is great..Sincerely Patricia Hansen Ahern

Bruce Campbell
   Posted Fri April 23, 2010
I feel very fortunate that my life included knowing Les. My thoughts are with all of his family.

Elizabeth Wilson
   Posted Mon April 26, 2010
Grandpa I love u so much my heart will always have u n it. I barely saw u around but i will always miss u. I LOVE U GRANDPA!!!!

Danielle Broncheau-Thompkins
   Posted Wed May 12, 2010
sending much love,respect and prayers to all the family. i always think of you as my family. as far back as i can remember... he was "uncle les". love and miss you.

Micheal L Minthorn
   Posted Fri May 14, 2010
When I heard about the passing of Uncle Les, my own father Les told me that he was known as "Big" Les and Uncle was "Little Les" when they were both young men. Both of them are BIG in my book, of course! Sincerest condolences to the Alexander family...

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