Colleen F. Lavadour, a resident of Pendleton, passed away on Friday morning, August 31st, 2012. She was 84 years old.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, September 4, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. in the Burns Mortuary Chapel in Pendleton, followed by interment at Athena Cemetery in Athena, Oregon. Contributions in memory of Colleen Lavadour may be made to St. Anthony Hospice, and may be sent care of Burns Mortuary of Pendleton, P.O. Box 489, Pendleton, OR 97801. Sign the online guestbook at www.burnsmortuary.com. Burns Mortuary of Pendleton is handling arrangements.
Colleen was born July 7, 1928, in Pendleton, Oregon, to James C. and Autumn (Bowman) Daniel. She was raised on the family homestead south of Cold Springs. She attended Pendleton schools, graduating from St. Josephs Academy. On October 21, 1946, she married Joseph Lavadour in Pendleton. The couple made their home near Pendleton. Together they had four sons James, Joseph Jr., Robert Lester and John.
Colleen worked as a prison officer for over twenty years at the Walla Walla State Penitentiary, where she retired in 1989.
She was a member of the Bahai Faith. Colleen loved the arts; she was a painter, and beadworker. She was a incredible cook. She enjoyed going camping, and going for drives past Rieth.
She is survived by her sons: James Lavadour, Joseph Lavadour Jr., and Robert Lester Lavadour, all of Pendleton, Ore., five grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her son John in 1978, her husband Joseph in 1996, her parents, two brothers and one sister.