Colleen F. (Daniel) Lavadour

Born: Sat., Jul. 7, 1928
Died: Fri., Aug. 31, 2012


Funeral Service

10:00 AM Tue., Sep. 04, 2012


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Colleen F. Lavadour – a resident of Pendleton passed away on Friday morning, August 31st, 2012. She was 84 years old.

Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, September 4, 2012, at 10:00 A.M. in the Burns Mortuary Chapel in Pendleton, followed by interment at Athena Cemetery in Athena, Oregon. Contributions in memory of Colleen Lavadour may be made to St. Anthony Hospice, and may be sent care of Burns Mortuary of Pendleton, PO Box 489, Pendleton, OR 97801. Sign the online guestbook at www.burnsmortuary.com Burns Mortuary of Pendleton is handling arrangements.

Colleen was born July 7, 1928, in Pendleton, Oregon, to James C. and Autumn (Bowman) Daniel. She was raised on the family homestead south of Cold Springs. She attended Pendleton schools, graduating from St. Joseph's Academy. On October 21, 1946, she married Joseph Lavadour in Pendleton. The couple made their home near Pendleton. Together they had four sons James, Joseph Jr., Robert Lester and John. Colleen worked as a Prison Officer for over twenty years at the Walla Walla State Penitentiary, where she retired in 1989.

She was a member of the Bahai Faith. Colleen loved the arts, she was a painter, and beadworker. She was a incredible cook. She enjoyed going camping, and going for drives past Rieth.

She is survived by her sons; James Lavadour, Joseph Lavadour, Jr., and Robert Lester Lavadour, all of Pendleton, OR, five grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her son John in 1978, her husband Joseph in 1996, her parents, two brothers and one sister.

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   Posted Tue September 04, 2012
With deepest condolences to our family and friends, love you very much, I will always remember the funest times growing up with her and uncle Joe and all of you, ..
virgil v bates & amy madrigal
Sep 4, 2012
Pendleton , OR

I only recently met Colleen but have heard many a story of the whole Lavadour family from Cliff and his memories are fondly remembered. I recently lost my mom and I asked my mom to find Colleen and make a new friend.
MaryAGonzales
Sep 3, 2012
wallawalla, WA

I was one of the fortunate ones that was able to call Colleen, mom.Thank you for being in my life, rest in peace mom.
Cliff Buehler
Sep 3, 2012
wallawalla, WA

Jim & Joey....sorry to hear of your mothers passing. I am one of the many kids that ran in an out of Joe and Colleens home. How they put up with us I'll never know! How time flies though...but I can still here her calling..."Jimmy; Billy's here"!
Billy & Diane Uribe
Sep 3, 2012
College Place, WA U.S.A.

I first started working at WSP with Colleen in 1982. What a neat woman and friend. We had some fun times, and I learned a lot from her. My Hubby Donald Talbott also worked with Colleen and her Husband Joe. She was a very special person to both of us. I have missed her too, and have wondered about her. Our Prayers and thoughts are with you all. May God Bless you all and her Memory.
Ione Graham-Talbott
Sep 2, 2012
Walla Walla, WA Walla Walla

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