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Leona Runyan



Leona M. Runyan, age 93, of Sunnyside, WA. passed away on Wednesday, November 6, 2013. Leona was born on November 12, 1919 to Niels J. and Anna L. (Jensen) Brown on the Brown Ranch in Bickleton, WA. She received her education in Bickleton and at Washington State College. On September 14, 1952 she married Vaughn Runyan. After college the couple made their home in Sunnyside. While Leona was kept busy in the home Vaughn taught school in Granger and then in Sunnyside, retiring in 1978. The couple raised her brother Norman's children Margaret Anna Brown (Fritz) Stout and Niels Joseph (Whitney) Brown. Leona was a member of the Novella Club, bridge and pinochle groups and was a 6th degree member...

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