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Landon Russell "Lanny" Graves


1938 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
Landon Russell "Lanny" Graves Obituary
Landon Russell Graves, 79, passed, Dec. 28, 2017 in Brea, CA. Landon was born March 14, 1938, in Bakersfield, VT. He grew up on the family farm and is a graduate of Brigham Academy. In May of 1959, Landon married Denise Martell of Enosburg Falls, VT. Together they had four children Anne, Kirk, Zane and Ross. In 1988, Landon married Salley Mann. They raised two children, Summer and Josh. He served in the Vermont Army National Guard, drove cattle truck, lumberjacked, plowed snow and worked for IBM for 30 years before retiring in Tucson, AZ. Lanny called Colorado "home" for an extensive period of time and was a member of Cortez Elks Lodge #1789 for 20 years where he enjoyed volunteering at BINGO. Lanny was generous, kind, patient and hard working. Some of his favorite things to do were to play cribbage, watch the Arizona Wildcats and Westerns, and drive his truck cross-country. He will truly be missed.

Landon is preceded in death by parents, Frank and Lucille Graves; first wife, Denise; siblings Roger and Colleen; and son Zane. Those left to cherish his memory include his wife, Salley; sister, Virginia Olson (Fred DeWitt); children, Anne Doughty (Reggie), Kirk, Ross (Carol), Summer and Josh Mann; 10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews; and a host of other family and friends.

Memorial services will be held in Bakersfield, VT at United Church of Bakersfield July 2, 2018 at 2:30 p.m. Memorial contributions are welcome in Memory of Landon R. Graves to the Cortez Elks Lodge #1789 Charity Account, PO Box 726, Cortez, CO 81321.
Published in The Journal on Jan. 12, 2018
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