Linda K. Lappen

Born: Tue., May 22, 1945
Died: Thu., May 6, 2010

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Linda K. Lappen - a resident of Pendleton and former resident of Boardman, died Thursday, May 6, 2010 at her home in Pendleton. She was 64 years old. Memorial funeral services will be conducted at 10:00 A.M., Wednesday May 12, 2010 in the Burns Mortuary Chapel, Pendleton, Oregon. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions may be made to the St. Mary Regional Cancer Clinic of Walla Walla, and may be sent care of Burns Mortuary of Pendleton, P.O. Box 489, Pendleton, Oregon 97801. Sign the guestbook or send condolences at Burns Mortuary of Pendleton is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Lappen was born May 22, 1945 in Spokane, Washington. She was the daughter of Robert and Alice Piersol Reitmeier. She was raised and educated near Spokane and graduated From Cheney High School in Cheney, Washington with the class of 1963. After high school she had worked for a time at a drug store, and later at the phone company. She married Melvin Lappen on July 7, 1972 in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. The family had lived in several locations around Oregon before they settled in Boardman, Oregon. While in Boardman she had worked as an Educational Assistant for the school district. The family moved to Pendleton in 2004 where she continued working for the Umatilla-Morrow Educational School District until her retirement. She greatly enjoyed quilting, cooking, and spending time with her family. She had been a member of the Eagles Lodge #28 of Pendleton. She is survived by her husband Melvin of Pendleton; one son Ty Lappen of Las Vegas, Nevada; a brother Robert V. Reitmeier of Medical Lake, Washington; and three grandchildren; Matthew, Rylee, and Ashlyn Lappen all of Las Vegas. She was preceded in her death by her parents. Burns Mortuary of Pendleton is in charge of arrangements.

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Jeneal Merriman
   Posted Fri May 07, 2010
One of my best memories of Mrs. Lappen is when she helped in my first and second grade class. When I found out that Mrs. Lappen had cancer I was really upset, so one day my mom told me they had an auction at school to raise money for her cancer fund and I ended up winning the quilt that was raffled off. It was such a beautiful quilt and whenever I look at it, it always reminds me of her. Mrs. Lappen was such a kind lady and I will always keep her in my heart.

susan Fisher Alexander
   Posted Sat May 08, 2010
Linda's love for life will always rest in my mind whenever I meet a teaching assistant with the love of students, school and life like she had. She will be sorely missed by me and the education community. She was always open armed to all of us. Mel, I am so sorry.

Brent Reitmeier
   Posted Sat May 08, 2010
I have so many wonderful memories of my aunt Linda. One I probably shouldn't share, but will, is the time I and my siblings went to visit her, Mel & Ty in Astoria Oregon. I was about 6 and was constipated the entire trip. Linda was so determined to change that she made me drink gallons of prune juice and walk miles around the trailer court. Rest in Pease ~ I love you and miss you Linda, Brent

TJ Reitmeier
   Posted Sun May 09, 2010
Much like her Mom, Linda was a one of a kind treasure -- a brave person and such a great sense of humor. I will miss her and pray she is in a better place. TJ

Ross and Nancy Reitmeier, Jacob and Sarah
   Posted Mon May 10, 2010
For Linda, "The Family Quilter" We will have a hard time finding anybody else to quilt all our lives together like you did, Linda. You worked hard to keep us connected as a family and we love you for that.

Dan & Mary Lou Daltoso
   Posted Wed May 12, 2010
Our deepest sympathy is with you. We have you in our thoughts and prayers. Dan and Mary Lou

Pat Andreason
   Posted Sat May 29, 2010
So sorry to hear of your loss. Linda will always be remembered for her loving and caring nature. I am glad to have known her. God Bless you. Kevin and Pat

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