April 15, 1941-Dec. 5, 2003
PENDLETON - A memorial service for James J. Alanis will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at the family home, 810 S.W. Court in Pendleton. Disposition was by cremation.
Mr. Alanis, 62, of Pendleton, died Friday, Dec. 5, 2003, at Jonathan M. Wainwright Memorial Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Walla Walla.
He was born April 15, 1941, at Burley, Idaho, to Mr. and Mrs. James Alanis Sr.
On Nov. 12, 1959, he joined the Marine Corps and served four years active duty on Okinawa. He finished his enlistment at Concord, Calif.
On March 31, 1971, he went to work for Greyhound Bus Lines as a driver. He drove for Greyhound until July 1995.
In March 1983, he met Wanda Lagao. The couple married on May 20, 1989, at San Bernardino, Calif.
He was employed in Pendleton by George Oblisk at Country Classics for a few years, then drove truck part time for Stan Timmerman for nine years.
He enjoyed working on cars, camping, fishing and hunting and enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife, at the home; brothers, Basilio Alanis of Anaheim, Calif., Faustino E. Alanis and Tony Alanis, both of Riverside, Calif., and Joseph C. and Fred J. Alanis, both of Visalia, Calif.; sister, Lena Alanis, of Visalia, Calif.; sons Travis D. Alanis and Tracy L. Alanis, both of Pendleton, James R. Alanis of Selah, Wash., and Daniel Alanis of Hermison; stepchildren, John J. HasBrouck of Albuquerque, N.M., Patrick L. HasBrouck of Harrisburg, Philip N. Lagao of Woodburn, Mario T. Lagao of Pendleton and Rosina M. Lagao of Las Vegas; 29 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, American Diabetes Association or to a charity of choice through Burns Mortuary, P.O. Box 489, Pendleton, OR 97801.