Lester Earl Oxborrow

Oxborrow1-1Oxborrow2-famLester Earl Oxborrow, beloved father, husband, brother, grandfather and veteran of World War II, died July 25, 2014 in a hospital in Salt Lake City following a brief illness.  He was 90 years old.

Les was born November 20, 1923, in Salt Lake City to Edna Earl and Lester Ephraim Oxborrow; his stepfather was Lloyd Stever.  Les was the oldest of four siblings, including his sister Lucille and his brothers Bob and Jerry.    His best friend and wife of 65 years, Doris, preceded Les in death.

He is survived by his daughter Everil Pinneo and his two sons, Lester Leon Oxborrow and Michael Ray Oxborrow.  Les and Doris shared 19 grandchildren and 32 great grandchildren.

Les and his family moved from Salt Lake City, Utah to Lund, Nevada when he was a young child, and he lived in the area for several years until he was drafted into service of the US Army as a young man.  During his tour of duty, Les worked as a heavy equipment operator, serving in efforts at the height of the war throughout Europe.

When he returned from WWII, Les married Doris Smith in Ely, Nevada on April 20, 1947. They moved to Southern Nevada in 1959 and lived in Las Vegas until they retired from the Clark County School District in 1995.  In retirement, they moved back to McGill to be close to grandchildren and family, where they shared the rest of their lives.  Doris passed away unexpectedly on July 5, 2012 and Les missed her dearly each and every day. Les and Doris were a constant in each other’s lives—they were always together, deeply devoted to each other and the life they built and shared.

The family plans a celebration of his life Tuesday, July 29th, 2014, at noon at Steptoe Park in East Ely. Les will be laid to rest in the Lund, Nevada Cemetery next to his beloved wife, Doris.

 

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