Velma Dolly Leek, 92, a former North Powder resident, died Aug. 22, 2003, at Yellville, Ark.
Her graveside funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at North Powder Cemetery. Pastor Lenny Spooner of the First Church of the Nazarene will officiate. Visitations will be from noon to 8 p.m. Friday at Gray’s West & Co. Pioneer Chapel, 1500 Dewey Ave.
Velma was born Sept. 19, 1910, to Jim Vaughn and Ellen Pendergraft at Rock Bridge, Mo. She married Clarence Leek at Gainsville, Mo., on Feb. 4, 1932. The couple moved to Prineville where they remained until 1960.
While at Prineville, Velma worked as a grocery store clerk for Ochoco Grocery from 1948 to 1960 when they moved to North Powder. In 1965 they moved to Cascade Locks where Clarence worked in the lumber industry.
They lived there until his retirement in 1970, and then moved back to North Powder.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, August 29, 2003
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor