Obituaries for the week of 12-19-12
Lyndon C. Lengele
February 27 1943 - December 2, 2012
Lyndon C. Lengele, 69, a longtime resident of Central Oregon, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012, after a short battle with cancer.
Lyndon or "Lyn," as he was called by his close friends, was born in Tacoma, Wash. His parents Ted and Katherine Lengele moved the family to Sisters, and later to Madras. Lyndon attended school in both Sisters and Madras.
Lyn went on to build a successful business and career as a commercial truck driver, founding Lengele Trucking. One of his treasured highlights was an article written by Tom Berg for Road King magazine talking about his T-800 Kenworth.
Lyn was a loving husband, good father and a faithful friend. His relatives and friends knew he had a passion for hunting, fishing, roping and racing horses.
He is survived by his three sons, Lyndon P. Lengele, Donald L. Barbour, and Bryndon S. Lengele; stepdaughters, Lannette Bradley and Shannon Haynes, and stepson, Cory Williams; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his current wife Lila Lengele, whom he wed on Veteran's Day of this year.
Lyn was preceded in death by his parents, his older brother Raymond Lengele, his loving wives, Doris Lengele of 10 years, and Linda Lee Lengele of 15 years, and his daughter Debbie Sue Lengele.
In lieu of a service, the family will be holding a memorial to celebrate Lyn's life. It will take place early next summer when the weather permits a good old-fashioned country barbecue. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to the American Cancer Society or the Hospice House in Bend, in Lyn's name.
June Caroline Sears
July 6, 1922 - December 8, 2012
On Dec. 8, 2012, my loving wife June Sears, 90, passed away peacefully at our home in Madras.
We had 58 exciting years together. She loved to travel, and dance until the sun came up. She loved to cook, and a fantastic cook she was.
We always knew where we stood with mom. She spoke what was on her mind.
June was born July 6, 1922, in Danville, Ill., to Bill and Francis Adams. The family moved to Oregon when she was a young child.
She grew up and attended school in Hood River, while her parents ran the the Little Onion Restaurant in Hood River. Later, they operated the Salt and Pepper Shaker restaurant in Tygh Valley, where she worked as a young woman.
They moved to Mount Hood, where her parents ran Hill's Place Restaurant, where June worked and met her future husband, Earl Sears, who was doing highway maintenance work in the area.
They were married in 1958 and lived in Portland, where she worked for Tektronics. In 1973, they moved to Bear Springs, where her husband finished out his career with the State Highway Department.
She worked for the U.S. Forest Service at Bear Springs, and in the late 1980s, managed the Deschutes Crossing Restaurant in Warm Springs whenever the owners Buck and Susie Smith were gone. The Searses retired in Madras.
June appeared during the filming of the "From Oregon With Love" Japanese TV series filmed around Madras, playing herself.
Survivors include her husband, Earl "Lucky" Sears of Madras; her daughters, Doeshia Jacobs of Madras and Jo Chapman of Everett, Wash.; grandson, Eli Jacobs and wife Lynnsay of Madras; her niece whom she raised as a daughter, Susie Smith and her husband Buck of Warm Springs; nephew, Jason Smith and wife Snuffie of Warm Springs; niece, Sherry Holiday of Maupin and her husband Ron; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was a member of the Warm Springs Baptist Church. Our wife, mother, grandmother, aunt and friend will be missed. But we will see her in heaven.
Memorial services will be held at a later date.