Leigh Allison Wellford

Nov. 4, 1957 - July 3, 2008

Leigh Allison Wellford of Waukesha died Thursday, July 3, 2008, at her home at age 50. She was born in Winona, Minn., on Nov. 4, 1957, the daughter of William Charles and Nell (nee Anthony) Linahan.

She was a member of First Congregational United Church of Christ since 1981. She was a graduate of University of Wisconsin-Madison. Leigh worked for more than 24 years at AT&T as a computer architect in downtown Milwaukee. She was a member of the Soccer Club of Waukesha, was involved with the PTA at Randall Elementary School, volunteered as a tutor for young children and enjoyed being a big sister.

Leigh will be sadly missed by her son, Corbin Leigh Wellford of Waukesha; her daughter, Hunter Reid Wellford of Waukesha; their father, John Corbin Wellford of Waukesha; her mother, Nell Anthony-Linahan of Scottsdale, Ariz.; her siblings, Todd Anthony (Nancy) Linahan of Fresno, Calif., Kimberly Beth (Robert) Lee of Prior Lake, Minn., Shawn Brooke (Stuart) Lipson of Ridgefield, Conn., and Shannon Lane Linahan of Scottsdale; her nieces and nephews, Erin Lee, Scott Lee, Brynna, Braeden and Neeleigh Lipson; along with other relatives and many friends.

Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. until the 7 p.m. funeral service Wednesday, July 9, at First Congregational Church, 100 E. Broadway, Waukesha.

Memorials are appreciated to: First Congregational Church; the Waukesha Education Foundation, c/o Waukesha County Community Foundation, 2727 N. Grandview Blvd., Suite 122, Waukesha, WI 53188; the American Diabetes Association, 2323 N. Mayfair Road, Milwaukee, WI 53226; or to a fund to be established for a memorial bench in Leigh’s name at the Waukesha Soccer Field.

For further information, please call Randle-Dable Funeral, Cremation and Preplanning Services at 547-4035 or go to www.waukeshafunerals.com for directions or to leave an online tribute.