Leila Janeta <I>Helle</I> Vladich

Leila Janeta Helle Vladich

Birth
Ellisville, Fulton County, Illinois, USA
Death 8 Sep 2014 (aged 83)
Burial Tucson, Pima County, Arizona, USA
Plot Block 34
Memorial ID 135835027 · View Source
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Leila Janeta Vladich, a dedicated educator of many years, passed away on September 8, 2014 in Tucson, AZ, one day after her 83rd birthday, after several years of declining health.

She was born on September 7, 1931 on a rural farm near Ellisville, Illinois.

She is predeceased by her parents, Royle and Alta Helle; sisters, Joyce and Ava; and her brother, Norman Helle.

She is survived by her loving husband, Frank Vladich Sr., of Tucson, AZ, whom she married in Ajo, AZ, in 1968. Additional survivors include her sons, Frank (Paige) Vladich Jr. and Fritz Vladich both of Tucson, AZ and her brother, Glen (Judy) Helle of Loveland, CO. She also leaves behind her two precious grandsons, Luka and Zak Vladich along with numerous beloved nieces and nephews.

Leila was a school teacher for 42 years. Initially she taught in a one-room schoolhouse in Illinois for many years before relocating to Ajo, AZ, where she taught for seven years. Subsequently she also taught in Silver City, NM, and then at several different schools for 18 years in TUSD before retiring in 1997.

Leila was a very gracious and loving wife, mother and grandmother who took great pleasure with her family, including her own dog and those of her extended family. She always placed the needs of others before herself. Leila also was a very accomplished cook, and she immensely enjoyed reading.

Her Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 20, 2014 at EAST LAWN PALMS MORTUARY in Tucson, AZ.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations be made to the Humane Society of Southern Arizona.

Her family would like to thank the staff of TMC for their care of her during her final weeks, and Peppi's House (hospice) for their gracious comfort and care of her in her final hours. She will be greatly missed as her life was summed up by love, courage, and faith.

Arrangements under the direction of East Lawn Palms Mortuary, Tucson, AZ.


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  • Originally Created by: Barb
  • Added: 13 Sep 2014
  • Find a Grave Memorial 135835027
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Leila Janeta Helle Vladich (7 Sep 1931–8 Sep 2014), Find a Grave Memorial no. 135835027, citing East Lawn Palms Cemetery and Mortuary, Tucson, Pima County, Arizona, USA ; Maintained by Barb (contributor 46936813) .