Leonard L. Templeton
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nard L. Templeton of Prineville died Dec. 19, 2001 at St. Charles Medical Center in Bend following complications from heart surgery. He was 77 years old.
He was born Sept. 29, 1924 in Gunnison, Colo., to Virgil and Clara Templeton. He grew up and attended school in Sargents, Colo., living with a large extended family on a ranch that was homeasteaded by his grandparents.
He attended college at Western State College in Gunnison, Colo., and Pacific University in Forest Grove.
He served in the Marine Corp during WWII in the Guadal Canal as a member of the VDM254 Squadron. He worked as an accountant during his career, in the logging, construction and trucking industries.
He married Aloma Millard in 1944 and they lived in Olympia, Washington for 23 years. After retiring in 1999 they relocated to Corvallis and recently moved to Prineville.
Survivors include his wife Aloma; children, Mike and Jackie Templeton of Prineville, Patricia McQueen of Olympia, Wash., Debra Anderson of Seattle, Wash., and Shari Gates of Vancouver, Wash., nine grandchildren including Brent, Jeni and Trinity Templeton of Powell Butte and Eric, Michelle, Hunter and Cameron Templeton of Bend; and 17 great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held in Olympia, Washington on Jan. 19 at the Westwood Baptist Church. Whispering Pines Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.