Lester O. Longbrake, 92, of Salida died on May 20, 2020 at Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center. He was born on May 22, 1927 in Los Angeles, CA to Lester Longbrake Sr. and Mattie (Vandermay) Longbrake.
Mr. Longbrake was in the Army from July 1952 to July 1954 and served in the Korean War. He then worked at Climax Mine.
He married Evelyn Peavey in 1978.
He enjoyed fishing, gardening, and doing puzzles. He was a great storyteller and got along with everyone. His family said he was a gentle soul.
Mr. Longbrake was preceded in death by his parents; wife; stepdaughter Susan Minor; and stepdaughter-in-law Marina Pickering.
He is survived by his sister Lois Deaner; stepson Charles Pickering; stepdaughter-in-law Alexis Minor; 5 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be held on Saturday May 30, 2020 at 2:00 PM at Fairview Cemetery. Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, the service will be limited to 10 people at the graveside. All others wishing to attend must stand by their cars.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Ark-Valley Humane Society through Lewis and Glenn Funeral Home.
Arrangements were with Lewis and Glenn Funeral Home. Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.lewisandglenn.com.
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