Dolores R. Leehan

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Dolores Romaine Carter Leehan passed away Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018, in Baylor Scott and White Hospital in Grapevine, Texas. Formerly of Forty Fort and Dallas, she recently resided at Christus St. Joseph Village in Coppell, Texas.

Dolores was born April 3, 1931 in White Haven, to Clarence and Margaret Muendlein Carter. Following her mother's passing shortly after her birth, Dolores was raised by her aunt and uncle, Lena and Howard Holcomb, whom she affectionately referred to as her Mom and Dad.

Dolores, known to her classmates as "Hoke," grew up in Kingston and graduated from Kingston High School in 1949. She was employed by Wyoming National Bank in Wilkes-Barre and later worked for pediatrician, Dr. Howard Y. Harris, of Kingston.

Dolores married Gerald "Jerry" Leehan and they were happily married for 49 years until Jerry's passing in 2002. Her family surmises she and Jerry are in heaven dancing up a storm in true jitter bug fashion. She will be forever missed and remembered as a loving and devoted wife, mother, Grammy and great-Grammy, sister and aunt by her family

She enjoyed card club activities, ladies golf league, Kingston High School reunion lunch gatherings and associations in St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Dallas. Dolores was active with the Republican GOP in Luzerne County, served on the board for the Office of the Aging, volunteered many years with Arts at Hayfield, served as president of the Ladies Golf League at Newberry Estates, and as a committee member for the Newberry Estates Condominium Association and a life member at Harveys Lake Yacht Club. She was an avid reader, delighted in completing crossword puzzles and knitting.

In addition to Dolores' parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Robert and Harold Carter; Robert Holcomb and stepbrother, Clarence Carter.

She is survived by her three children, Michele "Shelly" Meyer, Millersville; G. Charles "Chic" Leehan and wife, Angie, Plano, Texas; and Eugene P. "Gene" Leehan and wife, Jaqueline, Grapevine, Texas; brother, Leroy Carter and wife, Mary, White Haven; grandchildren, George Meyer V, Danielle Pinerri, Patrick Meyer, Lauren Leehan and Matthew Leehan; great-grandchildren, George VI, Maggie and Augustus; as well as numerous loved ones.

The family would like to extend their thanks and gratitude to the staff members at St. Joseph Village, Coppell, Texas and Meadows Manor, Dallas, for the exceptional care and loving support they provided to Dolores and her family.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to call from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Hugh B. Hughes Funeral Home, 1044 Wyoming Ave., Forty Fort. A celebration of life, officiated by the Rev. Charles H. Grube, will be held Wednesday in St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 474 Yalick Road, Dallas. Final respects will begin at 9 a.m., followed by church service at 10 a.m. Her family has requested a private interment in Mount Olivet Cemetery following the funeral service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Dolores' name to St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 474 Yalick Road, P.O. Box 802, Dallas, PA 18612.

For information or to send the family a condolence, please visit the funeral home website at
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Forty Fort, PA 18704
(570) 288-9341
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Published in Citizens' Voice on Jan. 8, 2018