Leitha Irene Leithead Redland

1931 – 2007


Mother: Jennie Willis

Father: Ben Lomand Leithead


Birth: 28 Mar 1931 in Lovell, Big Horn, Wyoming

Death: 29 Sep 2007 in Omaha, Douglas, Nebraska

Husband: Robert "Bob" Redland

Children: Rolly Redland

Kendrick Redland

Roalene Redland

Teresa Redland

Lisa Redland



Obituary, Northern Wyoming Daily News,

Worland, Wyoming, 2 Oct. 2007, page 2.

WORLAND -- Leitha Irene Leithead Redland, 76, of Manderson, died in

Omaha, Neb. on Sept. 29, 2007.

She was born on March 28, 1931 in Lovell, the 11th child of Ben and

Jennie (Willis) Leithead.

She was raised on the family farm south of Ten Sleep on the lower

Nowood. She graduated from Ten Sleep in 1949.

Irene worked at the Ten Sleep Drugstore for several years. After

marrying Robert Redland they made their home on the Redland Ranch

south of Ten Sleep for two years before moving to a farm east of


Irene was Robert's right-hand and devoted partner. There wasn't

anything she couldn't do, from plumbing to making the best meals for her

family. All the neighbors loved to stop by for a cup of coffee and a meal.

Irene was a member of the Bonanza Homemakers and was very active in

with the Manderson School during her children's school years. She was an

avid gardener and an exceptional cook and seamstress.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her brothers, Milo, Willis,

Horace, Alva, Andrew, Chester and James and her sister Dicy Warner.

Irene is survived by her husband Robert of Manderson and sons, Rolly

(Deb) of Ten Sleep and Kendrick (Sharon) of Manderson; her daughters,

Roalene (Jack) McCarthy of Omaha, Neb., Teresa (Jim) MCCarthy of Worland and Lisa (Mike) of Manderson.



1940 United States Federal Census about Irene Leithead Home in

1940: Washakie, Wyoming Street: Lower Nowood Road

Name: Irene Leithead Age: 9 Estimated birth year: abt 1931 Gender:

Female Race: White Birthplace: Wyoming Marital Status: Single

Relation to Head of House: Daughter


Inferred Residence in 1935: Washakie, Wyoming Residence in

1935: Same House

Sheet Number: 4A

Attended School or College: Yes Highest Grade Completed:

Elementary school, 2nd grade

Household Members:

Name Age

Ben L Leithead 55

Jennie W Leithead 50

William W Leithead 21

Geneva Leithead 20

Andrew W Leithead 18


Mother: Jennie Willis

Father: Ben Lomand Leithead


 Individual Summary: Leitha Irene Leithead


Andrew W Leithead 18

Alva W Leithead 15

Joan Leithead 13

Jennie Leithead 11

Irene Leithead 9

Wilson Reber 23

Argene Parkins 20