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Richard 'Dick' Anson Leigh

Richard "Dick" Anson Leigh, aged 83, passed away Tuesday, — March 15, 2005 in Ashland, Oregon.

He was born January, 10, 1922 in Newberg, Oregon, the — son of John and Agnes Leigh. On June 18, 1950 in Portland, he married — Gloria Lusby, who survives.

Dick Leigh was a longtime resident of the Rogue Valley, — having graduated from Ashland High School in 1939. He attended Southern — Oregon College for two years, before serving in the Army during WWII. — After his military service he returned to SOC, graduating in 1949 with — a BA Degree in Education.

Dick taught at Briscoe and Lincoln Elementary Schools — from 1949-1960. During this time he received his Masters Degree in Education — from SOC. Mr. Leigh was a principal at Briscoe School for 20 years. Even — in later life, he was fondly remembered by students and staff alike. He — never forgot the many students and families whose lives he touched during — his many years in education.

Dick is survived by his wife, Gloria; four daughters, — Jacquelyn (Bill) Jacobs of Kirkland, WA, Victoria Leigh of Portland, OR, — Deborah (Dan) Gettling of Klamath Falls, OR, Cynthia (Buddy) Burns of — Jacksonville, OR; and seven grandchildren. He was preceded in death by — his parents and two brothers, DeArmond Leigh and Lawrence Leigh. The family — would like to thank Bryan Nelson, a dear neighbor of Dick and Gloria&

39;s — who was always there to help when needed. They'd also like to express — their thanks to the staff of Linda Vista Care Center whose dedication — to the dignity and respect for all its residents will never be forgotten. —

A private family service will be held this August at — Odell Lake.

Memorial contributions can be made to National Multiple — Sclerosis Society, 1650 NW Naito Pkwy, Suite 190, Portland, OR 97209. —

Arrangements: Litwiller-Simonsen Funeral Home, Ashland.