Edna Lucille (Johansen) Leonard

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    ASTORIA — Edna Leonard, 83, died April 18, 2013, in Astoria. She was born Feb. 9, 1930, in Astoria to Harold & Dora (Howard) Johansen. She was raised in Astoria, and attended Lewis & Clark School, then attended Astoria High School.

    On July 25, 1947, she was married to William G. Leonard in Astoria. Edna worked at a mink farm to raise money for Christmas for the family. Later she worked at a shingle mill and Astoria Cleaners.

    She lived all but a few years in Astoria. She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Astoria. The church could always count on her to make about 40 loaves of bread for the bazaar each year. She made orange rye and cardamom bread.

    She was also a member of the Daughters of Norway. Like the baking of bread for the Methodist Church, she also contributed bread for the Scandinavian Festival. Her interests were knitting, crocheting, baking bread and cookies, and playing pinochle at the retirement village on Mondays.

    Surviving her is her husband, William G. Leonard of Astoria; children, Bill Leonard of Albany, Ore., Katherine Boyer of Chinook, Kenneth R. Leonard of Meridian, Idaho, and Gregory Leonard of Astoria; 10 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and a sister Marjorie Smith from Madras, Ore.  Her parents; brothers, Arthur and Ray Johansen; and a sister, Marion Cly preceded her in death.

    A celebration of life service will take place on May 3, at 1 p.m. at the United Methodist Church in Astoria, with reception to follow. A private graveside service will be held at Greenwood Cemetery at 4 p.m. Contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association.

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