Leta Bristol went to be with the Lord June 15, 2019
She enjoyed dancing and would come to the Barn with her daughter Joyce. She especially enjoyed the New Year’s Eve dances, and other special dances held at the Rockin’ Horse Dance Barn.
Services will be held on Friday, June 21.
Tahoma National Cemetery – 18600 SE 240th Street, Kent, WA 98042 – Gather at 10:00 – Procession at 10:15
Followed by a reception at noon: Renton Bible Church – 973 Union Street – Renton, WA
Leta was born July 5th 1926 in Orange Field, Texas married William Bristol, a Navy man on June 30th 1946. They were married 64 years until he passed away in 2008. They traveled a number of years with the military until William retired and moved to Bellingham to get a college degree. Leta sewed all of the family’s clothing, grew and canned food to last a year each year, ran a licensed daycare and sold Avon to help support the family during those college times.
She loved music and sang and played the piano. She took Hawaiian dance lessons for many years. The love of hula began when the family was stationed on Midway Island around 1957. Leta enjoyed sewing. She sewed large Christmas stockings every year and donated them to a mission in Seattle where they were filled with items and given to the homeless. She also sewed three full sets of Christmas pageant costumes for churches in the area. As a devout Christian, she was faithful to read the Bible through every year, and attend church services. She was a generous and wise person.