Leonard Alvin Wells

Born: Sun., Apr. 28, 1929
Died: Mon., Sep. 23, 2019


No services to be held


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Leonard A Wells Sr. died Monday, September 23, 2019, at the Life Care Center of Richland at the age of 90.

He was born on April 28, 1929, in Grants Pass, Oregon, to Kathryn and Wilson Wells.  He married Norma Jean Purdue in 1946 and they had two children.  Leonard, as an Entrepreneur, wore many hats during his long life: Taxi Cab Company Owner, Developer, Real Estate Broker, and Cattle Rancher.

As a Developer, Leonard established several housing developments, but he was most proud of Mt. Vista, in Vancouver, Wa. In 1952, he founded Pendleton Realty & Investments, of which he was owner/broker until 1985.  At the same time, he worked his Lazy R3 cattle ranch outside of Pilot Rock, Oregon, until 1989.

A constantly busy mind and never one to stop working, Leonard built one of the first and largest self-storage facilities in Pendleton, Oregon, naming it after the city itself, Pendleton Mini Storage in 1990.  13 years later, he built Edison St. Mini-Storage in Kennewick, Wa.

Leonard enjoyed watching his five great-grandchildren grow up. Always proud of their accomplishments as they reached each milestone, whether it was learning to swim, starting High School or graduating from Air Force Flight School.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Kathryn Lund and Wilson Reed, and his half-brothers David and Kenneth Wells.

He is survived by his brothers; Louis S. Wells and Robert G. Wells; son; Leonard A. Wells Jr; daughter Glenna Wells; granddaughters Cammie Longenecker, Stacee Connelly, Dr. Samielle Brancato, and Melanie Wilson; great-grandchildren Whitney Longenecker, Carmen Longenecker, Mykah Connelly, Leo Brancato, and William Brancato.

Leonard will be buried at Olney Cemetery. There will be no services held. Expressions of sympathy can be made to Shriner’s Children’s Hospital in his memory in lieu of flowers.

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Gary Hamlin
   Posted Wed September 25, 2019
To Buddy Wells,
I am deeply sorry to hear about your father, Leonard...I loved him and like the way that he proceeded in his life. Your father made an impact on my life and I will truly miss him as I know you will too. Email me if you want to my friend.
Your friend in Montana-
Gary Hamlin

Linda seecarry
   Posted Wed September 25, 2019
My sincere condolences to buddy and his family. I’m sorry to hear of your father’s loss. Linda Hamlin seecarry

Robert McKenzie
   Posted Fri September 27, 2019
Good luck to family. My condolences

Ruth and Richard Day
   Posted Fri October 04, 2019
Our condolences to the family. May God comfort and strengthen you.
Sending our love, Ruth and Richard in W V.

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