Mildred Esther Leisy Langley, 91, of Union, a former Huntington resident, died Jan. 23, 2002, at her son’s home at Union.
Her funeral will be at 2 p.m. PST Wednesday at the Huntington Christian Center. Burial will be at the Lime Cemetery under the direction of the Thomason Funeral Home of Weiser, Idaho.
Mildred was born on May 18, 1910, at Nola, Idaho, to Isaac Burr and Mary Jane Talley Leisy. She attended grade school at Sweet, Idaho, and was a graduate of Montour High School. She attended nursing school at Boise.
Mildred married Harry Elton Langley on Feb. 4, 1933, at Weiser. The couple lived at Lime for many years and then moved to Huntington. She moved to Union to be near her son, Kenneth, until her death.
She was a cook at Howells Cafe and she also worked at the Weiser Cannery. Mildred enjoyed fishing, traveling, knitting, crocheting afghans and she baked the best pies. Her most special interest was her grandchildren.
She was a member of the Non-denominational Church of Huntington, the Lime Sewing Cub and the Huntington Senior Citizens, for whom she drove the senior bus for many years. She also was a volunteer for the Ground Observers, watching for planes in the area.
Survivors include four sons and their wives, Donald and Annetta Langley of Weiser, Earl and Bonnie Langley and Ivan and Karlee Langley, all of Huntington, and Kenneth Langley of Union; three daughters, Marjorie and Evert VanFossen of Hermiston, Carolee McLean of Union and Ruth and her husband, Dan Sanders, of Hermiston; brother and sister-in-law, Donald and Thelma Leisy of Montour, Idaho; a sister-in-law, Lela Cameron of Eugene; and 34 grandchildren, 38 great-grandchildren and 14 great-great-grandchildren; and nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her husband; an infant son; her parents; two brothers, Irwin, and his wife, Mildred Leisy, and Harold Leisy; a sister, Eva, and her husband, Bill Scaggs; a brother-in-law, John Cameron; a grandson, Victor Langley; a granddaughter, Elizabeth Marti; and two great-great-grandchildren.
The family suggests memorial contributions to the Huntington Ambulance, the Huntington School or a favorite charity.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, February 1, 2002
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor