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Jack Dean Lassley

August 8, 1924 - May 3, 2010

U.S. Veteran

A memorial mervice will be 1:00 pm Saturday, May 22, at Riverside Christian Church in Sweet Home.

Memorial contributions can be made in his name to Safe Haven Humane Society.

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Jack Dean Lassley, 85, of Sweet Home passed away Monday, May 3. He was born in Robinson, Kansas to Bert C. and Zadie (Moses) Lassley. Jack graduated from La Grande High School.

During WWII, he served in the United States Navy as a diesel Mechanic on a Landing Ship Tank (LST). The LST 466 he was assigned to participated in the first LST landing at the Japanese held, Lae New Guinea, and initial landings on several locations of the Philippine Islands. He received several medals, including four bronze stars.

Jack worked at Willamette Industries for over 35 years. He was a member of Wood Workers International.

He loved many cats over the years and never tired of playing with them Jack grew gladioli and roses. He also enjoyed and spent many hours in his shop where he worked on cars and small engines. He was like a little boy with a new toy when he bought his new 2004 Chevrolet Malibu. He also loved motorcycles.

Jack is survived by: his daughters, Fairie Lynn Lassley and Elaine (Peter) Evans of Albany and Ledeana Lassley of Gates; granddaughter, Mandi Lassley; and great grandchildren, Alyssa, Corina, and Ashlie of Albany.

He was preceded in death by: his wife, June, in October 2007; three brothers; and two sisters.

A memorial mervice will be 1:00 pm Saturday, May 22, at Riverside Christian Church in Sweet Home.

Memorial contributions can be made in his name to Safe Haven Humane Society.

Arrangements are under the direction of Sweet Home Funeral Chapel.