December 27, 1915 - June 18, 2012
Clifford E. Landreth, passed away June 18th, 2012 at his home in Redmond, aged 96 years. A graveside service was held June 22th at Terrebonne Pioneer Cemetery.
A memorial service will be held at City Center Foursquare Church in Redmond on Sunday, July 1st, at 1:30 p.m.
Clifford Estel Landreth was born December 27, 1915 in Baker, OR to Francis Richard “Frank” Landreth and Elizabeth May “Lizzie” Landreth (ne Sharp). The Landreth family was among the first pioneers in the Baker area. There are Landreth Commemorative Bricks at the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center on Flagstaff Hill east of Baker.
Clifford was raised in the Baker and Richland/Newbridge communities, and graduated from Baker High School. He attended the Nazarene College in Nampa, Idaho. Clifford married Anna Lee Russell in Medford, Oregon on August 5th, 1942. Shortly thereafter, he was called into the U.S. Army and served in Europe during World War II.
After the war, Clifford and Anna lived in several Oregon communities, including Clatskanie, Hermiston and Mehama, finally settling in Redmond in 1956.
Clifford worked as a ranch hand in Baker, a gold miner in the Blue Mountains, and retired from Diamond International in Redmond in 1978.
Clifford, along with his wife Anna, was a longtime member of the City Center Foursquare Church in Redmond.