HERMISTON - Leonard "Donald" Anderson, 82, of Boardman died Saturday, June 6, 2009, at Regency Hermiston Health & Rehabilitation Center in Hermiston. Graveside funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, June 15 at Riverview Cemetery in Boardman. Following the service a luncheon will be held at the Boardman Senior Center in Boardman. Viewing will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, June 10 through Friday, June 12 at Burns Mortuary of Hermiston, 685 W. Hermiston Ave., in Hermiston.
Mr. Anderson was born May 26, 1927, in Moscow, Idaho, to Martin and Mattie "Eunice" (Darr) Anderson. He was the oldest of three children. He lived with his parents and younger sister in Moscow until 1930, when the family moved to Boardman. They first lived in a rental house, and in 1934 the family purchased the home on Wilson Road where lived until moving to Regency Hermiston.
As a young child he was unhealthy due to a bad case of pneumonia, which left him with a learning disability. He was able to attend Boardman Elementary School until the fifth grade. He had a natural ability to work on old televisions and radios with tubes. Most of his abilities were self taught. He was never married.
Mr. Anderson is survived by sister Faye Anderson of Hermiston; brother Clarence Anderson of The Dalles; nephew Stephen Anderson of Mukilteo, Wash.; niece Angela Potter of The Dalles; four great-nieces; and one great-nephew.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Boardman Senior Center.
Burns Mortuary of Hermiston is in care of arrangements.