Leta White Casey, 90

Leta White Casey was born on May 30, 1911, in Broadmoor, TX to Jim and Leola White. The Whites came to McCulloch County from Llano County in 1908. After graduating from Pear Valley High School in 1927, Leta attended a business college in Abilene. Upon completion of her schooling, she married Wade Casey on December 30, 1928. They returned to McCulloch County and lived in Pear Valley from 1932 to 1950. The Caseys moved to Amarillo where Leta worked as a bookkeeper auditor for a department store while Mr. Casey was a real estate broker. Upon retirement, the Caseys returned to Brady in 1968. Mr. Casey passed away in 1972. Leta became very involved in volunteer work throughout the city, county and state. Leta was a board member of the McCulloch County Extension Homemakers Association, Twentieth Century Club, Family Living Committee, the Eastern Star (with whom she received a fifty-year pin), American Association of Retired People, the Hospital Auxiliary, Voca Quilting Club, McCulloch County Program Building Committee, Relay For Life, State Family Life and Resource Management Committee, Lohn Valley Improvement Association, East Sweden Community Development Association, Farm Bureau, Concho Valley Council of Governments, Sunset Center Advisory Board, Hillbilly Hits Fan Club, Heart of Texas Country Music Museum, and the American Cancer Society. Leta was given many awards including McCulloch County Woman of the Year in 1990. She was also recognized with the Distinguished Service Award from the Brady/McCulloch County Chamber of Commerce in 1995. She was also presented the B.R. (Bert) Turner Humanitarian Award in 2000. Leta traveled all over the world visiting Portugal, Spain, Brazil, Africa, England, New Zealand, Australia, Ireland, Egypt, Jerusalem, Scotland, Amsterdam, Yugoslavia, Switzerland, Greek Islands, and several other foreign countries. Leta was a lifelong Methodist and attended the First United Methodist Church in Brady. Surviving cousins include Loree Pimm of Brady and Floy Otte of Lampasas; two nieces, Rilla Roots of Corpus Christi and Susan Riley of Buda; a sister-in-law, Jo White of Brady; her best friend: Hazel Maner, Tracy Pitcox, and her caretaker Faye Collins. Her parents, two brothers, and her husband preceded her in death. Services will be held Friday, June 29, 2001, at 10:00 a.m. in the First United Methodist Church with burial to follow in Rest Haven Cemetery. The family will receive visitors, Thursday, June 28, 2001, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Heritage Funeral Home. Services are under the direction of Heritage Funeral Home. Pallbearers will be Billy Jackson, Darrell Cowen, Doug Avants, Donald Barley, and Tracy Pitcox. Memorial donations may be made to the Heart of Texas Country Music Association/Hillbilly Hits Fan Club or the Sunset Center in Brady.

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