Leonard Mayfield Sr.
Oct. 6, 1934 - March 2, 2011
Leonard Leroy Mayfield, Sr., 76 passed away Wednesday, March 2,
2011, at Providence St. Mary's Medical Center in Walla Walla, surrounded by family and friends.
Leonard was born on Oct. 6, 1934, in Perham, Minn., to Clarence and Francis Mayfield. He joined the Army after high school and served for four years. He married Betty Hanson in May of 1956. Leonard
attented N.D. State School of Science and graduated with a degree in engineering in 1955. He was employed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and moved his family to Walla Walla in 1960. He and Betty spent several years in Saudi Arabia while working for the Corps. He retired in 1988, but continued to do consulting for the Corps in Oregon, Alaska and Louisiana.
Leonard enjoyed his retirement and had many interests and hobbies. He was an avid golfer and an accomplished musician. He enjoyed spending time in his woodworking shop, playing pinochle with his family, and participating in horseshoe tournaments. Leonard was a member of the Walla Walla Elks Lodge and a member of the Walla Walla Bible Center Church.
Leonard is survived by his daughter, Penny Miller of Walla Walla; son, Leonard Jr. and his wife Linda of Chatteroy, Wash., daughter, Pam Christensen and her husband Robert of Wallace, Idaho; daughter, Peggy
Munns and family of Tukwila, Wash.; grandchildren, Steve Ledum, Zach Agee, Gage and Jarrett Miller, Meghan, Nick and Jacob Mayfield and Dustin Christensen; two sisters, Carol Norgen of Las Cruces, N.M., and Mavis Thoreson of Spokane; and his beloved dog, Gretchen. Leonard was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Betty Mayfield; and his sister, Sylvia Seidel.
The family would like to send a special thank you to Pastor Dave, and buddies Steve and Dennis for being with Leonard at the time of his death. He loved you guys! Also, thank you to Dr. Yam, nurses Seth,
Stephanie and Tina for the care you gave our father.
A celeration of Leonard's life will be held on Saturday, March 19, 2011, at the Walla Walla Bible Center Church, 140 W. Maple St., at 3 p.m. In leiu of flowers, the family requests that charitable donations be made to St. Jude's Childrens Research Hospital, or Walla
Walla Bible Center through Professional Funeral Services, 315 W. Alder, Walla Walla.