The Enterprise, White Salmon, WA., June 2, 1994, page 12
Anne Melyn Leland Leonardo, 86, a resident of Cottesmore
Nursing Home in Gig Harbor since 1983, formerly of Glenwood, died May 23,
She was born at home on the Leland family property in University Place in 1908. Her parents were Norwegian immigrants and she grew up with four brothers and five sisters. She attended University Place School, Stadium High School, Washington Normal School, PLC and the University of Washington.
Mrs. Leonardo received a lifetime teaching certificate after her first year Ellensburg and taught in Glenwood. Later she went on to teach in a one-room nearby logging camp. It was while teaching in Klickitat County that she met and married Manuel Leonardo.
For many years she taught at University Place School. She was an active member of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church. She sang in the choir and was also a member of the Normanettes. She loved to teach, garden, and cook.
She is survived by her daughters Camille Curry of Juneau, Ala., and Melyn Brock of Port Orchard; sisters Bendicta Kreidler of Gig Harbor, and Inez Glass of Tacoma; and five grandchildren Carla and Lisa Brock and Christopher, Megan and Mark Curry.
Memorial Mass was held Thursday, May 26, at Cottesmore Nursing Home. The family suggests contributions in her name be given to Cottesmore Christian Child Care of Gig Harbor.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Haven of Rest Funeral Home and Memorial Park.
© Jeffrey L. Elmer