Sept. 24, 1919-Sept. 9, 2004

LONG CREEK - A funeral service for George Lee Cannon will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2004 at the Long Creek Community Church, with burial to follow at the Long Creek Cemetery.

Mr. Cannon, 84, a lifelong Grant County cattle rancher, died Thursday, Sept. 9, 2004, at Good Shepherd Medical Center in Hermiston.

He was born Sept. 24, 1919, to Charles Simmons and Elva Criswell Cannon, at the family home near Long Creek in Grant County. He grew up at Long Creek and attended grade school at Hamilton, and high school in Long Creek.

On Aug. 23, 1941, he married Betty Lou Kelly of Long Creek at Lewiston, Idaho. They had been married almost 56 years when she died on Aug. 13, 1998.

Mr. Cannon raised Black Angus cattle all of his life.

He served on the Long Creek School Board for several years.

He enjoyed hunting and fishing and always said that days spent fishing, didn't count against your life's total.

Survivors include his children, Marjorie and Larry Davidson of Hermiston, Carol and Ken Krom of Vancouver, Wash., and Charles Cannon in Hawaii; grandchildren, Brian Davidson, Monte Davidson, Julie Justad, Kristy Hawkins, Kari Krom, Jonathan Cannon and Robert Cannon; and several nieces, nephews, cousins, and step-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty, in 1998; by his parents, Charles and Elva Cannon; by a son, James Cannon; by a grandson, Michael Davidson; and a sister, Bertha Weissenfluh.

Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of choice.

Burns Mortuary of Hermiston is in charge of arrangements.

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