Lenard H. Shupe

Born: Mon., May 6, 1935
Died: Wed., Jul. 1, 2015

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Fri., Jul. 10, 2015
Location: Pendleton Free Methodist Church

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Lenard H. Shupe
May 6 1935  -  July 1, 2015

Lenard was born in Fort Stockton, Texas, May 6, 1935.  He was the son of Blake and Angie Shupe.  He died at Kadlec Medical Center in Richland, Washington, July 1, 2015, at the age of 80.
Lenard lived his early childhood in Texas, Arizona and New Mexico.  He then moved to California as a teenager.  He attended Corcoran High School in Corcoran, California.  He enjoyed playing football, working in metal/shop classes and high school rodeo.  At the age of 17 he served in the U.S. Army.  He flew helicopter and worked on building communication towers in the Korean Conflict.  He served from 1952 to 1954.  
Lenard married Patricia May on August 3, 1963, in Las Vegas, Nevada.  His family resided in Woodland, California, until 1979 when they moved to Pendleton, Oregon.  He had one son with Patricia, Jim Shupe.  He also had one son from a previous marriage, Rick Shupe.  
Lenard worked as a skilled welder and metal fabricator.  He built and repaired truck trailers.  He also did mechanical work on truck engines.  From 1992 – 1999 he was a General Contractor.  He developed properties with homes in the Pendleton and Hermiston area.
He enjoyed building wrought iron furniture.  He loved to build things out of wood for his home, as well as for his friends and family.  When his son was growing up, he enjoyed coaching Little League and Babe Ruth baseball.  He liked to go hunting, camping and fishing.  He was always there to lend a helping hand to friends and family for any type of needs that ranged from plumbing to electrical or building things.  He loved reading Louis L’Amour books.  He was proud of his family and relished time spent with his church family.  
He has one grandchild whom he had a very special relationship with, his grandson, Loren Shupe, a.k.a. “Spud”.  And an “adopted” by love, granddaughter, Kim Miller.  
Lenard was preceded in death by parents Blake and Angie Shupe, four sisters and one brother, and his son Rick Shupe.
He is survived by his loving wife, Patricia (Pat) Shupe, son Jim and daughter-in-law Deanna Shupe, and grandson, Loren Shupe, and a special nephew, Bruce Shupe, along with two other nephews, Blake and Dan and one niece, Vikki, all from California.  
Memorial Service will be held Friday July 10 at 11:00 a.m. at the Free Methodist Church. Contributions in memory of Lenard may be made to Wounded Warriors in care of Burns Mortuary of Pendleton, PO Box 489, Pendleton, OR 97801. Sign the online condolence book at www.burnsmortuary.com  Burns Mortuary of Pendleton handled arrangements.  



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Jess Grow Hodges
   Posted Thu July 02, 2015
Love and support to you and your family, Pat. Know you are in community hearts and minds. May you always cherish Lenard's memory, as he was extraordinary man.

   Posted Thu July 02, 2015
Pat--deepest condolences to you and your family, you are in my thoughts and prayers. Lana

   Posted Tue July 07, 2015
To the Shupe Family,
Lenard was a great and true friend to our dad Ferrell and our whole family. He will be missed by all. A great man! God bless, and know that he will be remembered with much love! Prayers of love and peace to the Shupe Family.

The Sampson Family ~

The O'Connell's
   Posted Wed July 08, 2015
Pat, Jim, Deanna and Loren

You are in our hearts and prayers. Lenard was a special man and will be missed. May God fill your hearts with peace, love and many special memories.

With love Ron, Penny, Brenda and Cindy O'Connell

Lee Wilson
   Posted Fri July 10, 2015
I have to admit I have not tried to make contact with Lenard for years, but he has been on my mind many, many times. It is because when I did think of him it was always with warm feelings. He is high on my list for people I have known in the past. Always had a smile, Always ready to help you or give you good advice. Taught me to use a wire welder with great patience. He helped me when I had my Antique store when I had a question on old guns. He never asked for anything in return. I can still hear his low chuckle when he was amused. Good By Lenard, we will miss you, and would love to meet you again, swap stories about the time we worked together. Pat, my heart goes out for your loss. 8

eleventh hour warrior
   Posted Mon July 27, 2015
We are so sorry for your loss. you are in our hearts and prayers.

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