Leatrice June (Millett) Record, 82, of South Paris passed away Friday, May 25, 2012 at the Hospice House with her loving family at her side.
Leatrice was born June 13, 1929, in South Paris, the daughter of Bertram F. Millett and Elva G. ( Chapman) Millett. She lived in East Waterford most of her childhood and attended school in Waterford. She was a sharp student, an outstanding softball player and played basketball at Bridgton Academy ― where she graduated in 1946 at the age of 16.
On Jan, 24, 1948, Leatrice married Edwin H. Record. They were married in a double wedding with her close childhood friend Geneva Foster, who married Harold Springer.
In her teen years, Lea worked at a summer camp on Keoka Lake in Waterford. She worked for many years in the apple business, picking and packing apples for Wesso Orchards and later Cooper Farms of West Paris. She liked working in the orchards during the fall harvest. She looked forward to her summers off to spend time with her family and help raise her grandchildren.
She loved going “up to camp” in the Rangeley Lakes region where she enjoyed fishing, snowmobiling and the outdoors. Leatrice enjoyed children, baking, dancing, quilting, playing cards, and she was an excellent housekeeper.
She had a great sense of humor and was known for her witty one-liners. She looked forward to laughing it up or "YawHawing," as she put it, with her friends, “The Girls,” on their lunch excursions and outings.
Leatrice lived a long and fulfilled life with her husband, Ed, close family and their many good friends.
She is survived by her brother, Roger Millett and his thoughtful wife Helen of Turner; her aunt, Thelma (Chapman) Gallant and her husband Yvon of Auburn; her caring husband of 64 years Edwin; sons, Bradley Record of South Paris and Douglas Record and his wife Julie of North Haven; a grandson, Shane Record and his wife Artemis of Salem, N.H.; granddaughters, Jenny Record and Linsey Record of South Paris; step-granddaughter, Catherine Corson and her husband Kenny of North Haven; great-grandsons, Jackson, Benjamin and Odin; and many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her parents.
Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.oxfordhillsfuneralservices.com