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Leone Haight of Halfway, Oregon passed away January 27, 2014 at the age of 91. Memorial services will be held at the Pine Valley Presbyterian Church on Friday, January 31 at 2:00 p.m. A reception will follow in the Pine Valley Presbyterian Fellowship Hall.
Leone was born May 18, 1922 in Pocatello, Idaho to John and Flossie Graham. She graduated from Pocatello High and earned her teaching certificate from Idaho State University, which meant she was never a Bronco fan!
She met her future husband, Don Haight, on a movie set in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, where Don was playing the part of an extra. They were married on September 6, 1942. The war years were spent moving around the Southwest as Don trained to become a fighter pilot. When the war ended they settled in Ogden, Utah, where their son, John, was born. They soon moved to Mitchell, Oregon, where their daughter, Donna, was born. In 1952, they bought the ranch on Dry Creek and became “newcomers” to Pine Valley.
Leone taught first grade at the Oxbow School one year and substituted at the Halfway schools many times. Her kids’ worst fear was having their mom as a substitute teacher. She was an avid gardener and had two green thumbs. Flowers were her favorite, followed closely by various berries, squash, tomatoes, peas, beans, etc. She was always ready to share a plant or cutting. In the winter months her windowsills were filled with pots of flowers, including tropical orchids and caladiums that her daughter brought her from Florida.
She was a member of the Pine Valley Presbyterian Church and a volunteer at Jacob’s Dream from its inception. Leone was an avid bridge and pinochle player, and was also known for her sticky buns.
Leone is survived by her husband, Don; son and daughter-in-law, John and Ranee Haight; daughter and son in-law, Donna and Chip Carter; grandson, Abe; and many cherished friends she considered family.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial donations be made to Jacob’s Dream or the Halfway/Oxbow Ambulance Service, through Tami's Pine Valley Funeral Home, PO Box 543 Halfway, OR 97834