Lucille “Pat” Telford was born Oct. 21, 1923, in Murray County, Minn. She was the youngest daughter of Albert and Fannie Chapman Telford.
She grew up in Canby, Minn. on the family farm. After graduation she went to Marshall, Minn. to teach in a school house. She and her sister Hazel saved up and bought a new car and joined her brother Ray in Inglewood, Calif. She got a job and stayed.
Always with a smile and a song, she had an active lifestyle. Some of her life enjoyments were bike riding, walking and dancing. It was at one of these dances she met second husband Andy Weber. They married on Nov. 30, 1973. Together they built a house in Topanga Canyon, Calif. In 1978 they moved to Springfield, Ore.
She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers Charles “Bud” and Ray Telford, sister Hazel Reneau, husband Andrew Weber, daughter Colleen West, and great-grandson Todd N. Ghent. Survivors include daughter Kelly West (New Mexico), grandson Todd Ghent, many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandson, numerous nieces and nephews, her “neighborhood family” in Shangri-la, and her much loved cat Lilly.
Even in her 90s she loved life and lived to the fullest. She was blessed with good health and had an amazing memory. She was the family historian and was often called on for information. She was always ready with a family story.
She was laid to rest alongside her husband Andy on May 17 at Springfield Memorial Gardens. Per her wishes there will be no funeral. The family will have a celebration of life at a later date.
She will forever be missed.