Lester Dale Spencer

Born: Mon., May 26, 1947
Died: Fri., Aug. 2, 2013

Recitation of the Rosary

7:00 PM Mon., Aug. 05, 2013
Location: Burns Mortuary

Mass of Christian Burial

9:00 AM Tue., Aug. 06, 2013
Location: St. Andrew's Church

Interment following funeral service

Location: Agency Cemetery

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Lester Dale “Bub” Spencer

Lester Dale “Bub” Spencer was a resident of Tutuilla Flats on the Umatilla Indian Reservation, near Pendleton Oregon, passed away on Friday, August 2, 2013, at his home. A Recitation of the Holy Rosary will be on Monday, August 5, 2013 at 7:00 pm at Burns Mortuary Chapel in Pendleton, OR.  Mass will be held at St. Andrews Catholic Church on Tuesday, August 6, 2013 at 9:00 am, followed by burial at the Agency Cemetery and dinner at Kateri Hall. Sign the online condolence book at www.burnsmortuary.com  Burns Mortuary of Pendleton handled arrangements. 

Lester was born on May 26, 1947 in Pendleton, OR to parents Johnny Spencer and Matilda Sampson Spencer. He grew up on the Umatilla Indian Reservation and attended school at St. Andrew’s Mission, and graduated in 1966 from Chilocco Indian Boarding School in Chilocco, OK. He married his High School sweetheart Marcella “Stone” Spencer on August 24, 1966; his passing was just it was just shy of their 47th anniversary.

He completed welding classes at Tacoma Vocational School in 1967. He moved his family to Oklahoma and worked as a pipe welder in the construction field. After returning in 1979 he worked for the CTUIR Housing Authority for 16 years and for 6 years at WRC Facility Maintenance Department.

 In his early years he enjoyed playing and coaching basketball, baseball, softball, volleyball and watching all sports, especially UFC and boxing. He had a special gift for making people laugh and storytelling. He spent many happy outings attending different softball and baseball tournaments with family and fishing and camping with his children and grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents Johnny and Matilda Sampson Spencer, sister Marilyn Spencer and brothers Johnny Spencer, Vernon “Babe” Spencer, and Chester “Sparky” Spencer.

He is survived by his wife Marcella Spencer; daughters Leila Spencer (Ed Wagenaar); Leslie LeCornu (Quannah LeCornu); son Joshua Spencer; grandchildren, Brittainey Spencer, Briana Spencer (LeAnder WhiteOwl- Lavadour), Brosnan Spencer (Robert “Bobby” Fossek Jr.), Isabelle LeCornu, Kindle Spencer, Kateri Spencer; brother Warren Spencer Sr. (Mavis Spencer); sister Gloria Jim (Daniel Jim), and three great grandchildren, Lucious Spencer, Roman Spencer, and Meadow Fossek-Spencer, and numerous nephews and nieces.

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   Posted Fri August 02, 2013
Marcella and family, I pray you all have strength to endure this loss and know that the Creator has called our brother at the right time. Please take care and trust in our Creator. Respectfully, Valerie and family.

Harley Buffalohead
   Posted Mon August 05, 2013
Sad to hear the loss of Lester. I've always wondered what happened to him and how he was getting along. Aside from working together, we played softball on the same team here in Ponca City, Oklahoma. He was a good ball player, made us laugh and had a lot of fun together. Want to let Marcella know that we will be Praying for her and the rest of the family. God Bless. Sincerely, Harley Buffalohead and Family.

Bruce Campbell
   Posted Tue August 06, 2013
Thoughts and fond memories to you and your family.

Bruce Campbell

eleventh hour warrior
   Posted Thu August 15, 2013
Sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

flint scott
   Posted Wed November 08, 2017
Hey buddy going to miss you at rodeos we will have to rope later when I see later RIP Mr. spencer .

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