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The Mt. Adams Sun, Bingen, WA., February 8, 1962, page 1
Includes portrait.

EX-MAYOR OF BINGEN DIES

       Masonic funeral services for Richard (Dick) Leet, 82, mayor of Bingen from 1944-1948, were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 7 at Gardners Chapel.  Officers of Masonic Lodge No. 163 of White Salmon officiated.  Mr. Leet was Master of this lodge in 1941.
       He was a 32nd degree Mason, a Shriner affiliated with Afifi Temple of Tacoma, member of the Order of Eastern Star, Chapter 107, and Elks Lodge 1052 of Bemidji, Minnesota.
       Masonic casket bearers were Amos Larson, Clarence Johnson, Dick Mitchell, Willis Gross, Rel Vigus and Jack Roberts; (honorary) R. F. Niblock, Steve Wnuk, Fred Frazier, Sr., Wm. Manley, Sr., Robert DeYoe and Tom Nordby.
       Mr. Leet was born Jan. 29, 1880 at Neby, Minnesota.  He came to Washington in 1922.  From 1922-1925 he was superintendent of the lumber mill at Glenwood, and from 1925-27 operated the Nordby mill just north of White Salmon and afterwards at Bingen which has been his home for the past 35 years.
       He was a veteran of the Spanish American War.  For the past five years he has been a patient at Barnes Veterans Hospital, Vancouver where he died last Saturday, Feb. 3.
       He is survived by his widow, Sarah of Bingen; daughter, Mrs. Carl (Ruby) Millington of Cathedral City, Calif.; and a brother, Norman Leet of Vancouver, B.C.. 


 

The Enterprise, White Salmon, WA., March 8, 1962, page 1

SERVICE ON WEDNESDAY FOR DICK LEET

       Richard Leet was born January 29th, 1880 in Neby, Minnesota, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Eston Leet.
       He was a Spanish-American War Veteran.
       On October 15th, 1902 at Wilton, Minnesota, he was united in marriage to Sarah Stortroen.
       He was a member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks of the Bemidji, Minnesota Lodge No. 1052, a 32nd Degree Mason of the Afifi Temple of Tacoma, Washington and the Eastern Star Lodge No. 107 of White Salmon.
       He leaves his wife, Sarah Leet of Bingen, Washington and one daughter, Mrs. Ruby Millington of Cathedral City, California.  One brother, Norman Leet of Vancouver, British Columbia.
       Mr. Leet was initiated in the Masonic Order on January 25th, 1932, and passed to the fellow craft degree on February 8th, 1932, then raised to the Master Mason Degree on March 28th, 1932, and Master in 1941, in the White Salmon Lodge No. 163.
       He passed away at the Veterans Hospital in Vancouver, Washington on February 3rd at the age of 82 years, and five days.
       Masonic services were held Wednesday, February 7th, 2 p.m. at the Gardnerís Funeral Chapel in White Salmon conducted by the White Salmon Lodge.  Internment was in the Idlewild Cemetery in Hood River, Oregon.