Lela Breckenridge passed away in her sleep on the morning of August 31, 2012, in the home that she shared with her family in Seattle, Washington. She is survived by her three children: Angela Dawn Breckenridge, Alison Leigh Bush and son-in-law Tracy Bush, and Joel Franklin Breckenridge (Gates Magoo); and her three grandchildren: Elliott Moriah Balch, Madeline Jane Bush and Grace Josephine Bush.
Born Lela Viola Richardson and a native of San Angelo, Texas, Lela attended Angelo State University and then graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Music from Texas Tech. Her life was full of adventure with her family, travel, music, dance, celebration, a love of and a way with plants, animals, and senior citizens. She had a keen ability to sew wardrobes, cook feasts and create in just about every form for every occasion with inquisitive enthusiasm. Her children will always remember Lela as "the fiber that held us together as a family," and her son Joel says, "I love the hands she gave me."
In lieu of gifts the family requests that donations be made in her name to Visiting Angels, Living Assistance Services. To make a donation please call 512-907-5078 and ask for Ryan.