Lynn D. Rainsberry, a resident of Echo, and former resident of Pendleton, Ore. died Sunday, Oct. 7, 2007 in the Good Shepherd Hospital in Hermiston, Ore. He was 70 years-old.
Mr. Rainsberry was born Dec. 28, 1936 in Eureka, Montana. He was the son of Cecil and Opal (Leith) Rainsberry. He was raised and attended school in Oroville and he graduated from Oroville High School with the class of 1955. After high school he joined the United States Air Force and served his country for 10 years. After his discharge in 1964, he had worked in Ephrata, Wash. as a bartender and club manager before he came to Pendleton in 1969. While here he had worked at the Elks Lodge for a time before he began working as a firefighter with the City Of Pendleton Fire Department.
He married Darlene Gibson on Dec. 15, 1976 in Reno, Nevada. He continued working as a firefighter until he retired as a Lieutenant in 1991. Mr. Rainsberry was one of the first Paramedics in the Pendleton City Fire Department. After his retirement he and his wife had traveled in there motorhome and had made their winter home in Arizona.
He greatly enjoyed Golf, playing cards, hunting fishing, traveling and playing his guitar.
He had been a member of the V.F.W. Let’r-Buck post #922 in Pendleton as well as the Pendleton Elks Lodge, #288 and the Musicians Local #560.
He is survived by his wife, Darlene of Echo, two brothers, Allan Rainsberry of Union, Ore. and Wallace Rainsberry of Roseburg, Ore.; one sister, Donna and brother-in-law Virgil Forney of Everett, Wash. also survive. He was preceded in his death by a brother, Grant Rainsberry, and his parents.
Memorial Funeral services were conducted, Oct. 8, 2007 at 2 p.m. in the Pendleton V.F.W. Hall in Pendleton Contributions in his memory may be sent to the charity of ones choice. Burns Mortuary of Pendleton is in charge of arrangements.