Leslie G. Spino

Born: Fri., Dec. 21, 1956
Died: Tue., Nov. 2, 2010

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Leslie G. Spino - a resident of Pendleton died on Tuesday, November 2, 2010 at his home in Pendleton. He was 53 years old. A native dressing ceremony will be conducted Thursday, November 4, 2010 at 2:00 P.M. in the Agency Longhouse in Mission. A Washat service will follow the dressing at 7:00 PM. Sunrise burial will be at 8:00 A.M. in the Spino section of the Old Agency Cemetery, Mission. You may sign the guestbook or send condolences online at www.burnsmortuary.com Burns Mortuary of Pendleton is in charge of arrangements. Mr. Spino was born December 21, 1956 in Pendleton. He was the son of Lewis and Lillian Shock Spino. He attended grade schools in Adams, Oregon, and later high school at Pendleton High School. After high school he attended Blue Mountain Community College. He then attended South West Polytechnic Institute in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He had worked as a Librarian and Archivist for the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation in the Department of Science. He had also worked as a mechanic for Smith Frozen Foods and Simplot Foods. He later moved to the Warm Springs area where he worked as supervisor and surveyor for the Warm Springs Tribal Road Department. He later retired due to bad health. He was an enrolled member of the Yakama Nation and greatly enjoyed playing golf, hunting, fishing, camping and Pow Wows. In his younger years he enjoyed riding horses. He is survived by: his mother Lillian Spino of Pendleton, OR, two children: Sam Spino and Henry Spino, both of Pendleton, OR, two brothers: Lawrence "Azar" Spino of Warm Springs, OR, and Lester Spino of Pendleton, OR, five sisters: Luella Spino Azule of Salem, OR, Louise Spino Paxton of Albany, OR, Laura Spino Kordatzky of Pendleton, OR, Leona Spino of Pendleton, OR, and Lenora "Cash" Spino also of Pendleton. He was preceded in death by his father Lewis Spino, his wife Madeline, and one brother Lowell Spino.

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Bernice Owens
   Posted Fri November 05, 2010
Auntie Lillian & family: We are so sorry for your loss and we are just now finding out about the death in your family! may the good lord bless you and watch over you and your family in your daily walks of life, again we are sorry for your loss. We love you very much and please take care of each other! Love you, Lena Sohappy Owens & family!

D. B Paxton
   Posted Sun November 07, 2010
My dear Spino Family, My deepest sympathy for the loss of our loved one. I had a dream and I saw Les and he was smiling and happy as he was riding hard on a wild pony. He loved all of us dearly, and tho he spoke very few words... we could always feel his love and respect. He will be missed but our paths will meet again. All my love and sincere sympathy DB Paxton

Eric Rupp
   Posted Wed November 10, 2010
Dear Spino Family: I am so sorry to read of Les' passing. He was a great guy and a good friend who always made me laugh. We had been friends since junior high, but lost touch when I moved from Pendleton. Les always had a smile on his face and something nice to say - he was interesting, smart, and funny. I will remember him as a fine gentleman and a good friend. My deepest condolences to you all. Eric Rupp

Marilyn Helling
   Posted Sun December 19, 2010
Sorry to here of Les' passing, will miss him. I enjoyed working with him at Smiths.

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