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Leila E. Welch

Leila E. Welch

Leila E. Welch, 81, of Havre, Mont., and later of Bozeman, passed away peacefully on Aug. 16, 2012, surrounded by her loving family.

She was born on Feb., 28, 1931, to Riley C. Peters and Eliza Manchester Tompkins Peters, in Port Townsend, Wash.

She was known as "Babe" to her family but "Lee" to her friends. Her family lived in Seattle when she was a young child in an apartment over her father's dry cleaning shop before relocating the business to Port Townsend to serve the military at Fort Worden.

After graduating from high school, she attended business college in Seattle. She l...


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