Lawrence and Inez Pendlebury

Inez died Oct. 7, 2016, and Lawrence died just 41 hours later.

The lives of Lawrence A. and Inez E. Pendlebury will be celebrated at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, at Enum-claw’s Calvary Presbyter-ian Church.

She died Oct. 7, 2016, and he died just 41 hours later.

He was born Sept. 26, 1918, in Whiting, Kan., and was raised on a farm. His family moved to the Pacific Northwest in the late 1930s and he prepared himself to be an aviator. He attended Eastern Oregon State College in La Grande, Ore., where he met Inez, a classmate’s sister. She was born Dec. 19, 1921, in Hazelton, Idaho, and later moved to La Grande and attended college.

In 1941, he began flying for Pan American Airways and became a captain within a few years. He flew with the company for 36 years. The couple lived throughout the continental U.S. early in their married life while he flew to Alaska, Europe, Africa and Latin America. They settled in Enumclaw in 1953, where she was a stay-at-home mother who served the community through leadership with Girl Scouts and her church. They had five daughters who attended Enumclaw schools.

They are survived by daughters Margaret, Janet, Joyce and Mary, 14 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. A daughter, Kathy, preceded them in death.

In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to the Salvation Army.

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