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 Leona Dorothy “Lee” <I>Fritz</I> Colwell

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Leona Dorothy “Lee” Fritz Colwell

  • Birth 25 Apr 1915 West Wyoming, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Death 29 Feb 1968 Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Burial Wyoming, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Memorial ID 10732963

Leona was the daughter of Hannah Graham Fritz and the late Thomas Fritz.

Leona was married for a time to Miles Colwell. They had a son who was named after his father. Leona worked in local silk mills, finally ending up at a dress factory known as Dixie Frocks. A remarkable woman who could dance backwards in high heels and make it look easy. She passed away after a seven year battle with breast cancer. She was fifty-two years old.

In addition to her son, Myles Colwell Jr., and her Mother, she is survived by her younger brother Thomas and her sisters, Bertha Fritz Reese and Isabelle Fritz Miller, and several nieces and nephews.

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  • Created by: Janet Quick
  • Added: 6 Apr 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 10732963
  • Janet Quick
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Leona Dorothy “Lee” Fritz Colwell (25 Apr 1915–29 Feb 1968), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10732963, citing Wyoming Cemetery, Wyoming, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Janet Quick (contributor 46620501) .