WEST DES MOINES - Lester "Les" William Graves passed away on July 16, 2013 in West Des Moines, Iowa at the age of 79. He was born on November 9, 1933 in Ocheyedan, Iowa to Rothmer (Red) W. and Esther Graves. Lester graduated from Webster City High School in 1951 and served his country in the United States Army. He worked at John Deere and Wal-Mart in Des Moines and also worked part time at the Urbandale High School. Lester was a long-time resident of West Des Moines.