Leta was born in Table Rock, Nebraska and her family moved to
Corpus Christi, Texas when she was a year-and-a-half old. After finishing high school there, she received her B.A. degree from Southwestern University in Georgetown, TX, a Methodist school.
She came to Huntsville, TX and was secretary to the pastor of the First Methodist Church. Here she met Ed in the choir and they were married on August 27, 1935. Leta then went on to become the secretary to the pastor of the First Methodist Church in Corpus Christi where Ed was teaching in the
senior high school.
The family moved to California in June 1946 and joined Lake Avenue Church in Pasadena in October of that year. Leta worked part-time in the psychology department of Fuller Seminary for a few years. She was also teacher of the 10th grade girls Sunday School class at Lake Avenue for 17 years.
She taught a Bible Class of ladies in Covina for 15 years and over that period of time had a ministry to over 400 women. Leta was a member of the Sanctuary Choir at Lake
Avenue for 50 years.
During the last 6 1/2 years of her life, she had Alzheimer’s Disease and the Lord graciously took her home to Himself on January 31, 2000.
Leta was a wonderful wife and mother. She is survived by her husband Ed and three children David, Diane and John, as well as nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Leta had a wonderful ministry to many people and was always ready to pray with and encourage people that were in need. She is remembered by many
“sons and daughters” in the faith.