Roland Albert Lavadour

Born: Sun., Jun. 13, 1937
Died: Mon., Sep. 8, 2014

Lunch Following Service

Graveside Service

11:00 AM Tue., Sep. 16, 2014
Location: Athena Cemetery

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Roland Albert Lavadour

June 13, 1937 – September 8, 2014


Roland Albert Lavadour – a resident of Pendleton, died Monday, September 8, 2014, at Indian Lake.   He was 77 years old.

Roland was born June 13, 1937 in Baker City, Oregon, to Albert and Beatrice F. (Toney) Lavadour.  He was raised in Cayuse where he attended grade school. He attended Junior High and High School in Pendleton and attained his GED in his 11th year.  Roland then enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1955.  He was an MP in the Army and stationed in Korea and Hawaii.  He received an Honorable Discharge in 1958.  He returned to the Pendleton area where he worked as a Truck Driver for Smith Frozen Foods for many years.  He was a member of St. Andrew’s Catholic Church, he was also a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles.  He loved being outdoors in the mountains; hunting, fishing and camping.

He is survived by: a sister Beatrice Irene Lavadour Fitzpatrick, his children: Jerry Lynn Chance of Lakewood, WA, Allen Albert Lavadour of Pendleton, Claudia Alene Lavadour of Pendleton, Paul Rogers, Mike Babb and Paula Babb both of Athena, Wally Rogers and Cara Rogers both of Helix, Beverly Rodgers of Pendleton, and Roberta Amick of Grandview, grandchildren: Dallas Chance, Jeremy Chance, and Dylan Chance, Christopher Lavadour, Jennifer Lavadour, Stephanie Lavadour, Donna Raph, Jason Fenenbock, James Harrington, Cassandra Wise of Mobile, AL, Kara Prince of Milton-Freewater, Whitney Majors of Athena, Mandy Amundson of Pendleton, Kylie and Garrett Rogers of Helix, Sonya and Alicia Amick of Grandview, Travis Anderson and Tori Anderson, numerous great grandchildren, nieces and nephews, and many friends.

Preceded in death by: his mother and father Albert and Beatrice Lavadour, his daughter Teresa Marie Lavadour, his brother Emmett Sears, and sisters Rose Marion Jones and Alberta McCoy.

Graveside services will be held Tuesday, September 16, 2014, at 11:00 AM at the Athena Cemetery in Athena, Oregon.  Sign the online condolence book at  Burns Mortuary of Pendleton is in charge of arrangements. 


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Shawna Murr Weiss
   Posted Sat September 13, 2014
Dear Family,

I'm so sorry to hear about Roland. I remember him as a child when visiting Aunt Bea at her house with my mother, Annie Laurie Vincent Murr Goebel. Roland and her were cousins.
May God give you his peace and hope in your hearts, that death is not a finality. You are his legacy. Live life well and full of love and joy.
Remember that eternal life is a gift from God and those that are trusting in Jesus Christ as your Savior are guaranteed to be with Him in heaven.
God bless you all.
~Shawna Murr Weiss

eleventh hour warrior
   Posted Fri September 19, 2014
We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our hearts and prayers.

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