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Leeland Clark Bolen

July 10, 1932 — July 4, 2013

Leland Clark Bolen, age 80, of La Grande, died July 4, 2013 at the Grande Ronde Hospital. A graveside service will be held on July 13, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at the Hillcrest Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to Daniels~Knopp Funeral, Cremation & Life Celebration Center.

Lee was born on July 10, 1932, the son of Virgil and Opal (Clark) Bolen in Sciota, Illinois. He was drafted into the United States Army and served in the Korean war and later earned his Master's Degree at EOU. He moved to Sweet Home in 1959, where he was a teacher, principal and then superintendent for that school district until his retirement in 1987. After his retirement he returned to La Grande where he was active with the Elks Lodge and was a Past Exalted Ruler. He was also a life time member of the Masonic Lodge.

Survivors include his children, Paul Bolen of Turner, Kevin Bolen of La Grande and Kelee Gatliff of Sweet Home; brother, Leon Bolen of Salem; seven grandchildren; eleven great grandchildren; former wife, Milodene Bolen of Sweet Home; and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his wife, Donna Bolen and brothers, Gene and Phil Bolen.

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