May 12, 1928 - Sept.4, 2011
Leburn Addington of Burbank passed away on Sept. 4, 2011, at the Hospice at the Chaplaincy in
Lee was born on May 12, 1928, in Havre, Mont., to Ira and Lillian Service Addington. Lee served his country in World War II and the Korean War. He worked at Pacific Northwest Bell Telephone Company, retiring in 1983. After his retirement, he worked in his apple orchard in Milton-Freewater. He loved restoring his 1965 El Camino twice. He built RC helicopters and enjoyed building his wife a greenhouse. Even in his final stages of Alzheimer's, he wanted to fix things and asked for his tools. He loved to travel, enjoyed the Oregon Coast and going through the Panama Canal.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ira and Pearl Addington; three brothers and four sisters; his first wife, Mozelle; and his second wife, Cheryl. Lee is survived by his son, Mark (Dar) and daughter Carol; brother, Dan (Dee); wife, Lois; stepchildren, grandchildren, great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
He is a member of the Snake River Ward in Burbank and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Along with his wife, Lois, he served at the Portland, Ore., Temple and the Columbia River Washington Temple for many years. Lee loved his family and friends. He loved hugs and peanut MM's.
The funeral service will be held on Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011, at 11 a.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints with viewing to begin at 10 a.m. Interment will be held at the Willamette National Cemetery of Portland. Memorial contributions may be made to any Hospice organization of the donor's choice through the Herring Groseclose Funeral Home, 315 W. Alder, Walla Walla, WA 99362.