|Birth: ||Jan. 23, 1915|
|Death: ||Sep. 19, 2009|
Lila A. Anson passed away peacefully after a full and productive life, on September 19, 2009, in Brewster, WA. She was born on January 23, 1915, to Arthur and Geneva (Mote) Leazott. Lila and her sister, Harriet, were raised at the family homestead on Foster Creek. Lila would have a strong work ethic by the time she graduated high school and Business College. She would learn to work first and play later; her family always came first. She would become a great listener, a mentor and a friend to many; she touched those around her with her kind heart and humble and gentle nature. Lila began working as a camp cook at the SiWash Orchards. Her love of serving and helping others led her to her life's work. She would own several family-style restaurants, the Bow and Arrow Lunch in Tacoma, Port Café in Olympia and the Red Top, near McCord Air Force Base. Lila would meet her husband to be, Marion Earl Anson, while working at the Port Café. They were married on August 18, 1948, at the home of her sister, Harriet (Mrs. Earl) Tyler, who was living in Springfield, OR. It was after Lila and Earl moved back to the Bridgeport area, that they began to build Lila's Steak House; it would have a grand opening on August 13, 1954, and they also built and ran the Vantage Café, in Vantage, WA. After selling the Steak House, they would begin their retirement. They loved to travel and headed south each winter to the Fountain of Youth in Niland, CA. They would make many side trips while staying in the warmer south. They loved to meet and visit with people from all over the states, as well as meeting up with family and friends. After Earl passed away, Lila would still travel the coast, Hawaii, Oregon, Leavenworth and to California. She continued her love of working in her flower beds. Family still played a huge role in her life. She always had time to listen and would invite you to come and have a cup of coffee and sit a spell. She led a full and productive life and she will be missed by her family and friends, who cherished her in life and will honor her now in death.
She is survived by her nieces, Edith (Kent) Clarida of Wenatchee, WA, Bobbie Turner and family of Centralia, WA; the children of the late Pat and Maxine Anson, of Brewster, WA; two stepchildren, Marion Gene (Treva) Anson and family of Coeur d' Alene, ID and Erma June Yablona and family of Oregon; cousin, Jeanne Raess and family of Santa Rosa, CA; and many wonderful and cherished friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur and Geneva Leazott; sisters, Wanda and Harriet; her husband, Earl; and her niece, Geneva May Tyler Lloyd.
A Celebration of Lila's Life will be held on Friday, September 25, 2009, at 11:00 a.m., at Locust Grove Cemetery, Brewster. Visitation will be Thursday, September 24 until 5 P.M. at Barnes Chapel in Brewster. Donations may be made to Salvation Army. Services have been entrusted to Barnes Chapel, Brewster.
Arthur Eugene Leazott (1874 - 1961)
Geneva Mote Leazott (1887 - 1949)
Marion Earl Anson (1905 - 1982)
Harriet Leazott Tyler (1910 - 1988)*
Lila Alice Leazott Anson (1915 - 2009)
Locust Grove Cemetery
Created by: Teresa
Record added: Sep 26, 2009
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