Lester Gleen Leatherberry Jr. died Oct. 4, 1010. He was born Feb. 22, 1947 in Petersburg to Lester and Adeline Leatherberry. The family moved to West Linn, Ore. when he was a child. He graduated from West Linn High School in 1965. Lester served in the Army for four years and did three tours in Vietnam. He then attended Portland State University and graduated with a bachelor's degree in biology. He moved to Alaska and lived in Seward, Sitka, Soldotna and Juneau. He was a chief environmental conservationist with the Alaska Environmental Conservation Agency and retired in December, 2008 after 31 years of employment. Lester returned to West Linn after his retirement and lived in the community he grew up in. He enjoyed old movies, military history, traveling and his three dogs; Cinnamon, Pepper and Kona. He is survived by his sister Trudy Stewart and brother Joseph Leatherberry.
There will be a graveside service 1 p.m. Monday at Willamette National Cemetery.
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