Harold Landis “Lanny” West of Echo, Oregon, was born on June 6, 1937, in Bridgeport, Nebraska, to parents Ira Raymond West and Helen Lillian Richardson West. He died on May 18, 2017, in Hermiston, Oregon, at the age of 79 years.
Lanny was raised and attended schools in Scottsbluff, Nebraska, where he served in the Marine Corps Reserves. He graduated from Scottsbluff High School in the class of 1956. Lanny was united in marriage to Betty Jane Leis on June 5, 1964, in Scottsbluff, Nebraska.
He operating an aerial spraying business in Nebraska before becoming a partner in OWL Flying in Pendleton, Oregon. He acquired Coons Flying Service in Echo, Oregon, and moved the family there in 1973, eventually renaming the business West Flying Service. He owned and operated the family’s agricultural aerial spraying business for many years.
He enjoyed flying, snowmobiling and traveling with family and friends.
He is survived by his sons Gary West, Hermiston, Ore., and Ronald and Dean West, both of Echo, Ore.; granddaughter Suzanna Schuck, Portland, Ore.; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Lanny was preceded in death by his wife Betty West; his parents; brothers Don, Jack and Clyde West; and sisters Mildred Carpenter, Mary West, Betty Wedell and June Fiester.
A funeral service will be held on Thursday, May 25, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. at the First Christian Church, Hermiston, Oregon. Burial will follow at the Hermiston Cemetery, Hermiston, Oregon.
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Burns Mortuary of Hermiston, Oregon, is in care of arrangements.