Lenora Elizabeth Ghangraw

Born: Sat., Aug. 2, 1924
Died: Thu., Dec. 23, 2010

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Lenora Elizabeth Ghangraw - a resident of Pendleton, died Thursday, December 23, 2010 in Pendleton. She was 86 years old. No services are planned at this time. Contributions in her memory may be directed to the United Way of Umatilla & Morrow Counties, and may be sent care of Burns Mortuary of Pendleton, P.O. Box 489, Pendleton, Oregon 97801. You may sign the online guestbook or send condolences at www.burnsmortuary.com Burns Mortuary of Pendleton is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Ghangraw was born August 2, 1924 in Pendleton. She was raised in Pendleton and had briefly lived in Portland, Joseph and La Grande, Oregon. She was best known as "Grandma Lee" She had worked for a time as an assembly worker at Fleetwood, and as a waitress at local restaurants. Her most recent occupation was owner & operator of a small sandwich shop on Main Street named "JoLee's Lunch Box" it was located next to the old Rivoli Theater. She retired and resided on 36 acres in Mission, which she maintained until her late 70's. Recently Lenora had moved into town where she lived until her passing. Lenora was an active and longtime member of the Tillicum Grange, L.E.A., Rebekah's, and most recently she was a St. Anthony Hospital Auxiliary Volunteer in the gift shop. Her hobbies and interests included: reading, crocheting, gardening and entertaining for family gatherings. Another of her favorite pastimes was watching a family of squirrels from a tree in her front lawn visit her porch to eat peanuts. She was preceded in death by her husband Ferman Ghangraw, and parents Archie Campbell and Georgia Rose Shaffer. Surviving relatives include her sons; Garry W. Morse and wife Glenda of Vancouver, WA, and Delbert L. Snode and wife, Debi also of Vancouver, WA, and one daughter, Marshea "Marcy" Willingham of Pendleton. Her greatest love was her eight grandchildren and twelve-plus great-grandchildren and step-grandchildren, with the newest great-grandson due in March of 2011.

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Dave & Sandy Umbarger
   Posted Tue December 28, 2010
Dear Jeremy & Bre, and family, Please accept our sincere condolences in the loss of your grandma. Sincerely, Dave & Sandy Umbarger

Scot Jacobson
   Posted Wed December 29, 2010
I first met Lenora at Grange. She was a lot of fun and always had a funny story to tell about someone. Seems she knew everyone! She will be missed. We are so sorry for your loss. Scot & Clare Jacobson

   Posted Mon January 03, 2011
I met Lenora a couple of years ago. Since then we have visited a few times. Lenora was a wonderful lady and she shared a lot of history with me. She will be missed. With deepest sympathy, Kelly George

Nancy Nash
   Posted Tue January 04, 2011
I am sorry about your mom, I sure enjoyed getting to know her this last year. She was alot of fun and so full of life. Please let me know when the services are and I would very much like to come. love and prayers nancy

Sherry Morse
   Posted Tue January 04, 2011
We will miss you always Grandma Lee. So glad we were able to see you in September. Love you always

Larry Waldien
   Posted Tue January 04, 2011
My Aunt was a great Lady, Sorry to see go, will miss her

Ron and Sue Fullerton
   Posted Wed January 05, 2011
Delbert and family, our deepest sympathy. The loss of a mom is huge.

Marcy Willingham
   Posted Thu January 13, 2011
Mom - Thanks for being the best mom you could be. We will keep your Christmas traditions alive. Enjoy your time with your husbands, Ferman and Clarence. Most of all enjoy your best friend and sister Melba. We love you, Marcy.

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