Leonard Lonzo Graves

Leonard Lonzo Graves

Birth
Adams County, Washington, USA
Death 27 Jul 2020 (aged 98)
Washington, USA
Burial Sunnyside, Yakima County, Washington, USA
Memorial ID 214241173 · View Source
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NOTE: No burial location is stated but I think he would be laid to rest with his wife. His mother also rests there. She remarried after his father's passing.

Valley Hills Funeral Home

Leonard Graves passed away July 27, 2020 at the age of 98. He was buried on Friday August 14 next to his wife.

He was born to James and Wilhelmina Graves on February 27, 1922 in Tounton (Taunton - near Othello), WA. He was one of 10 children.

He graduated from White Bluffs High School in 1942. Leonard served in WWII in US Army. Upon being discharged from the military he came home and married the love of his life Gladys Cameron in February of 1947.

Leonard worked various jobs before settling into being a custom butcher and meat wrapper at Sunnyside Frozen Foods. He worked there until that business closed. He then worked at Twin City Foods in Prosser in maintenance until his retirement in 1981. He and Gladys were longtime members of the Sunnyside Moose Lodge, Sunnyside Eagles and the VFW.

Leonard was loved and loved most everyone that he came in contact with. He will be remembered by his big heart, great smile and his quick-witted humor. He was known to many as Daddy or Grandpa.

Leonard is survived by his children Pat Hoskins of Couer d’Alene, ID, Myrtle Dorsey of Othello, WA, Becky and Mike Tucker of Green Valley, AZ and Lenny and Lori Graves of Benge, WA; 12 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great-grandchildren. He is also survived by four siblings, Henry Graves, Charles Graves, Ella Mae Radach and Nellie Driesen; and a large number of nieces and nephews.

Leonard is preceded in death by his loving wife Gladys of 60 years. Preceded also by his first born Judy Fegley, sons-in-law Gary Hoskins and Steve Dorsey, grandsons Gregory Lee Hoskins and Dalton James, his parents, step father Walter Small, and brothers and a sister.

Ancestry Tree:
https://www.ancestry.com/family-tree/person/tree/169989163/person/192207558818/facts

Biological Parents:

James William Graves
1871–1930

Wilhelmina Kate Spencer Graves Small
1896–1977

Additional Parent Relationships
Step-father - Mark Townsend

Siblings:
James Spencer Graves
1917–1996

Elenore May Graves Small Plasch Verdieck
1919–2007

Jessie Jackson Graves
1920–1996

Raymond Frederick Graves
1923–1981

Jewell William Graves
1928–2000

Genders Unspecified:
Private
Private

Spouse & Children
Gladys Josephine Cameron
1926–2007

Children:
Judy Diane Graves Miles Lane Fegley
1947–2009

Genders Unspecified - see obituary
Private
Private
Private


Family Members

Spouse

  • Created by: klassikat
  • Added: 9 Aug 2020
  • Find a Grave Memorial 214241173
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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Leonard Lonzo Graves (27 Feb 1922–27 Jul 2020), Find a Grave Memorial no. 214241173, citing Lower Valley Memorial Gardens, Sunnyside, Yakima County, Washington, USA ; Maintained by klassikat (contributor 47045009) .