Charles Alvin Sannar

Born: Sat., Aug. 7, 1920
Died: Sun., Feb. 2, 2014


12:00 PM to 5:00 PM, Tue., Feb. 04, 2014
Location: Burns Mortuary

Funeral Service

10:00 AM Wed., Feb. 05, 2014
Location: Burns Mortuary

Interment following funeral service

Location: Skyview Memorial Park

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Charles Alvin “Al” Sannar

August 7, 1920 – February 2, 2014


Charles Alvin “Al” Sannar – of Pendleton, went to be with the Lord on February 2, 2014, surrounded by his loving family.  He was 93 years old.


Viewing will be held Tuesday, February 4, 2014, from Noon to 5:00 PM at Burns Mortuary of Pendleton.  Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, February 5, 2014, at 10:00 AM at Burns Mortuary of Pendleton followed by interment at Skyview Memorial Park in Pendleton.  Sign the online condolence book at  Burns Mortuary of Pendleton is in charge of arrangements.


He was born in Wallowa, Oregon, on August 7, 1920, to James Franklin and Adah Gertrude (Hescok) Sannar.  He was raised and educated in Wallowa.


He married his childhood sweetheart, Shirley Kennison on July 31, 1939 in Walla Walla, Washington.  He served his country in WWII, where he learned to be a mechanic.  He received his honorable discharge from the Army in 1946.


Al moved with his family to Ketchikan, Alaska, in 1955.  There he worked as a mechanic, millwright and commercial fisherman.  In 1986 he retired to Pendleton, Oregon, and was a snowbird wintering in Arizona for 27 years. 


In 2011 he was preceded in death by his wife of 71 years Shirley Sannar.  Al was also preceded by his mother and father, two sisters and three brothers.


He is survived by: his sister Ruby; son Tom & wife Sharon of Adams, OR; daughters, Judy & husband Glenn of Stella, MO, and Kathleen & husband Mike of Cathlamet, WA; 18 grandchildren, 49 great grandchildren, 14 great-great grandchildren, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.  

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eleventh hour warrior
   Posted Mon February 03, 2014
So sorry for your loss. You are in oyr thoughts and prayers.

Barbara Trump Sims
   Posted Tue February 04, 2014
loved u a lot uncle tooty. Barbara.

eleventh hour warrior
   Posted Wed February 05, 2014
We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our hearts and prayers.

Gail Taber
   Posted Wed February 05, 2014
Al was so special to many of us who worshiped with him. Due to health issues I could not be at his service. Al and I spent much time at Wal mart where we had long visits . I always enjoyed our talks and always so happy to see him. He always was there with a smile to greet me. I will truly miss him. You were so fortunate to have him as a Father . May you dwell on the good times with your Dad and Mom. May God comfort you at this time. Al's friend Gail Taber

Lorrie Goebel-Wade
   Posted Thu February 06, 2014
I'm Wanda Bassett-Goebel's second daughter who lives in Hermiston. Unfortunately I didn't see notices in time to make today's service. One of my mom's favorite stories about your folks was about a car trip she made with your folks and your aunt, Lorena. I don't recall the exact number, but they had something like 26 flat tires, and your dad patiently kept patching the tires and heading on down the road. It's hard to imagine in today's world, but in those days with tight money and the adventurous spirt of youth, she said they had a wonderful time.

May the fond memories of your father help at this difficult time; both of your parents were cherished by my mom, and I have wonderful memories also of visiting them a few times as well.

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