Les Conboy Passes Away at 86

Les Conboy

Leslie L. “Les” Conboy of Hermiston died on Jan. 29, 2019 in Hermiston at the age of 86.

He was born on June 30, 1932 in White Salmon, Wash. to Orie and Mabel Wright Conboy.

Les was raised and attended school in Glenwood, Wash. and then Condon, graduating in the class of 1950. He played football and basketball while attending one year of college at Portland State University and a second year at Eastern in La Grande. Les joined the United States Army and served from 1953 until his honorable discharge in 1955. He was united in marriage to Lovella L. Bailey on April 23, 1955 in Arlington. Les worked as a property disposal coordinator at the Umatilla Army Depot before retiring in the early 1980s. He and Lovella owned and operated the McNary Motel in Umatilla for several years.

Les was very active in Little League and Babe Ruth, coaching for over 40 years. He was a member of the Eagles, Elks and the Lions Club through the years. Les enjoyed sports, traveling, the coast, playing pool, his coffee crew, and having a farm with livestock.

He is survived by his sons, Robin (Carol) Conboy, Vancouver, Wash. and David Conboy, Hermiston; daughters, Penny Logan, Payette, Idaho and Heidi (Tom) Meier, Pendleton; grandchildren, Leslie (Auginne) Conboy and Matthew (Ashley) Conboy; eight great grandchildren; special friend, Karyl Meagley, Hermiston; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Les was preceded in death by his wife, Lovella Conboy; his parents; brothers, Bill and Dick Conboy; and sisters, June Moeller and Lorraine Talbert.

A family burial will be held in the spring at the Arlington Cemetery.

Those who wish may make contributions in Les’ memory to Little League in your community.

Please leave online condolences for Les’ family at burnsmortuaryhermiston.com.

Burns Mortuary of Hermiston is in care of arrangements.


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