Lillie Lesco Obituary

Lillie Mae Lesco
Lillie Mae Lesco

March 22, 1925 - June 16, 2018
Born in Cleveland, Oklahoma
Resided in Anchorage, Alaska


Lillie M. Lesco, 93, of Anchorage, Alaska, died suddenly on Saturday, June 16, 2018.
She was born on March 22, 1925, in Cleveland, Okla., to Sam and Essie Patrick. Lillie grew up in Drumright, Okla., where she graduated from the Drumright High School in 1943. Lillie was well known as a classy dresser with impeccable grooming standards. During her high school years she met the love of her life, Don B. Lesco.
Lillie and Don were married on Jan. 22, 1944, while Don was serving in the Navy during World War II. After Don was discharged from the Navy they lived in Drumright until 1951, when they moved to Cheyenne, Wyo. Lillie lived in Cheyenne for 62 years before relocating to Anchorage in 2013 after Don passed away. While living in Alaska, Lillie discovered the wonders of wildlife up close and personal. Seeing her first moose right outside the window was a marvelous treat. She was always amazed at all the trees and how tall they were. She often wondered who planted all those trees and what will happen to them now. Everything had its own beauty in her eyes.
Lillie was a passionate homemaker that always enjoyed every opportunity to visit with family and friends. The coffee pot was always on.
Over the years in Cheyenne, Lillie enjoyed her numerous parakeets, but her favorite pet of all time was the white toy poodle "Korky."
Lillie's life was grounded in her strong Christian faith and values.
Lillie is survived by her son, Don B. Lesco Jr. and his wife Frances Lesco of Anchorage; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Sam and Essie Patrick (nee Shipley); her husband, Don B. Lesco Sr.; one son, Timothy Carl Lesco; one sister, Imogene Fenton; and two brothers, Roy Patrick and Junior Patrick.
Services were held on Saturday, June 23, 2018, at 2 p.m., at Wiederspahn-Radomsky Chapel. Visitation took place on Friday, June 22, 2018, from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Interment will be in Drumright, Okla.

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