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Ora Ellen Downing Leggett
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Birth: Jul. 9, 1914
Death: Sep. 10, 1980

Butterflies
When I become discouraged
about to quit the try
I settle down and think upon
That blessed butterfly
That every year traverses down
The long Pacific shore
From Canada to Monterey
A thousand miles or more.

I know that birds go farther still
But birds are fleet and swift
Butterflies are aimless
And tend, like me, to drift.

And so if they can find their way
There's hope enough for me
Fluttering on fragile wing
The coast of Destiny.
~Ora Leggett

Ora was born July 9, 1914 in Englewood, Colorado, the daughter of Guy and Nell (Dinneen) Downing. She grew up on the family's "Silver Dollar Ranch" in Englewood, North Denver, and Morrison. When she was a youngster she wanted to be a policeman.

Ora married Lawrence Leggett on Aug 29, 1931 in Denver, Colorado. They had one child, Harold Patrick "Pat" Leggett. Ora liked to travel, loved her dogs and butterflies, and made wonderful candy. She played the banjo and ukelele; wrote stories and poetry. She was about 5'2" with blue eyes and brown hair.

 
 
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 Spouse:
  Lawrence Leonard Leggett (1909 - 1999)
 
 Children:
  Harold Patrick Leggett (1932 - 1998)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Fairmount Cemetery
Denver
Denver County
Colorado, USA
 
Maintained by: Travelin' Thru
Originally Created by: Luie
Record added: Jun 15, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 27569895
Ora Ellen <i>Downing</i> Leggett
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Ora Ellen <i>Downing</i> Leggett
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Ora Ellen <i>Downing</i> Leggett
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- Luie
 Added: Jun. 18, 2008
 
 
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