Robert A. Leard

Born: Thu., Dec. 17, 1936
Died: Sat., Aug. 16, 2014

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Fri., Aug. 22, 2014
Location: Burns Mortuary

Interment following funeral service

Location: Olney Cemetery

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Robert A. Leard

December 17, 1936 – August 16, 2014


Robert “Bob” Leard, 77, of Pendleton passed away on Saturday.  Born in Mathis, TX, Bob moved to Lebanon, Oregon in June, 1951, at the age of 14.  He served in the Army until 1956.  Following honorable discharge Bob returned to Lebanon to work for the Linn Co. Telephone Company, a subsidiary of Pacific Power & Light Co., where he met his beloved wife of 55 years, Shirley Leard.  Bob retired from Pacific Power & Light Company after 42 years of service on January 1, 1999.  He became a member of the Lions’ Club in 1971 and remained active in the Club for many years.


Bob is survived by his wife, Shirley, daughters Valerie Smith and Juanita Leard and two grandchildren, Robert “Bobby” Smith and Nicole Smith as well as two brothers, John “Edward” Leard and Ray Leard, of Oregon and one sister, Gladys Shreffler, of Oklahoma.  He was predeceased by his father, mother, four brothers and one sister.


The family requests in lieu of flowers that contributions be made to the American Diabetes Association.  The funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM Friday, August 22, 2014, at Burns Mortuary of Pendleton Chapel with burial to follow at Olney Cemetery in Pendleton.  Sign the online condolence book at  Burns Mortuary of Pendleton is in charge of arrangements. 


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Carie Strahorn
   Posted Tue August 19, 2014

My thoughts are with you and your family at this sad time. Your father's obituary was a testament to a life well lived and well loved.

Take care my friend,


DeLora & John Hodgson
   Posted Tue August 19, 2014
Shirley, Valerie, Juanita and families

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this time. Cherish your memories and know that he will always be there with you.

Take care and I am always only a phone call away.

DeLora & John Hodgson

Connie Betts
   Posted Wed August 20, 2014
Shirley & family: God bless you during this time of sorrow. I remember the fish stories Russ and Bob shared.

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