|Birth: ||Jul. 6, 1934|
|Death: ||Aug. 21, 2010|
Obituary: John H. Landers
July 6, 1934-Aug. 21, 2010
PENDLETON - John H. Landers, 76, of Pendleton died Saturday, Aug. 21, 2010, in a Pendleton care facility. At his request, no services will be held.
Mr. Landers was born July 6, 1934, in Portland to Homer and Esther (Caudy) Landers. He was raised and educated in Portland and attended Grant High School. After his schooling he served two tours of duty in the Air Force during the Korean War.
He married Helen Walters in 1960 in Burns; that marriage later ended. He married Martha J. Jones in 1972 in West Richland, Wash.
He received his associate's degree in air transportation technology in 1971 from Blue Mountain Community College, and went to work at the Pendleton Airport as an air traffic control trainee. Later President Nixon froze the age for government hiring, and he was considered to old to work for the government and pursue his career as an air traffic controller. He then worked as a two-way radio installer in the Clarkston, Wash., area, and then as a wireline operator in the Swanson River Oil Fields and the Beluga Island Gas Field on the Kenai Peninsula of Alaska. In l978 the family returned to Pendleton where he worked for the Pendleton Grain Growers for a time. He then worked for the East Oregon Support Services (E.O.S.S.) Food Transport and then later transferred to the commissary as a clerical specialist where he later retired.
Mr. Landers is survived by his wife, Martha Landers of Pendleton; sons Raymond Landers of Portland and Jeremy Landers of Keizer; daughters; Irene Tallan of Monmouth, Cyrene Dickenson of Redmond, Melodi DeBorger of Ethel, Wash., Marla Campbell of Pendleton and Jenny Valencia of Vancouver, Wash.; brother Thomas Landers of California; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be directed to the Alzheimer's Foundation in care of the Burns Mortuary of Pendleton, P.O. Box 489, Pendleton, OR 97801.
Burns Mortuary of Pendleton is in charge of arrangements. View the obituary or sign the online guestbook at www.burnsmortuary.com.
Created by: Kim & Bill Wilson
Record added: Aug 25, 2010
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