Leaving a tractor size hole in our hearts, John Lee Lasher passed away on April 23, 2022 at 87 years old.
He was born on September 23,1934 to William and Christina in Raymond, Washington. He was the second of
He grew up on the family homestead in South Dakota where he graduated from Letcher High School in 1952.
After graduation, he moved to Portland, Oregon to help his mom where he met the love of his life, Delores
Charlene. They married on June 3, 1956. They built a life together on their farm in Ridgefield, Washington
where they had three children. He spent his career running an autobody shop. After he retired, he loved
investing his time in his farm and animals. He took great pride in restoring antique farm equipment and was a
proud member of the Fort Vancouver Antique Equipment Association. The things John loved, he loved
strongly, including his family, animals, collecting tractors, boating, western movies, and McDonald’s.
He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Delores; three children, Richard (Shelly), Donald (Sandra), and
Linda; six grandchildren, Jennifer (Steve), Richard (Sarim), Casey (Chelsea), Lindsey, Timothy, and Jeffrey;
nine great grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Darrell, and two sisters Elaine Nichols and Marjorie Ball.
The Celebration of Life will be held at Footprints Church, 801 NE 194 th St Ridgefield, WA, Friday, May 6 th , at 1
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in John’s name to the Portland House of the
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Oregon & SW Washington.
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Oregon & SW WA
Attn: Portland House
PO Box 4900 Unit 28, Portland, OR, 97208-4900