John A. McLeod


John A. McLeod, 96, of Chelan, Wash., died Jan. 7, 2017 at Sunrise Hospital Medical Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

He was  born May 3, 1920 at Britannic Beach, British Columbia, the son of Jack McLeod and Beulah (Pascoe)

He graduated from Manson in 1938, where he met the love of his life Alta Overbay and they were  married April 13, 1940.

World War II sent John  into the army. After the war, John and Alta bought the Chelan Department Store from John’s parents. They managed the store for 45 years, retiring  in 1990.

John and Alta were married 57 years before she passed away in 1997.

John had been a member of the vestry at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church and a former Senior Warden. He was one of the first three commissioners in forming the Lake Chelan Hospital District. He belonged to the Lake Chelan Lions Club, was president of the Lake Chelan Chamber of Commerce, commodore of the Apple Cup Hydro Association and a member of VFW.

John enjoyed his two daughters Wendy and Bonnie.

Survivors include his two daughter, Wendy Lou McLeod (Lee) of Bellingham and Las Vegas, Nevada and Bonnie Morton (Ellis) of Bridgeport; three grandchildren, Wendy Kay Zornes (Jeff) of Monroe; CJ McLeod (Dorcus) of Oak View, Calif.; Carl H. McLeod (Althea) of Oak Harbor, two step-granddaughters Teresa Archacha and Vicki Morton of Spokane; eight great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson.

He was preceded in death by his wife, parents and one brother.

A Memorial Service will be held at 11 a.m. on April 15, 2017, at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Chelan.

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