View Polk County Map
  Find A Record
  Master Polk County
  Burial Search
Smith Cemetery ~ Josephine L. Lehto ~ part of the Polk County Pioneer Cemeteries of Oregon
Print Friendly Version
Lehto, Josephine L.
MAIDEN NAME: Douglas AKA 1:  AKA 2:  AKA 3: 
BORN: 6 Mar 1927 DIED: 1 Apr 1998 BURIED: 8 Apr 1998 ~ Smith Cemetery
DEATH PLACE: Washington Co, Oregon
1930 IA CENSUS - Josephine Douglas (3y1m, b Iowa) enumerated with grandparents William Taylor (47y, b Iowa, married age 22y, occupation truck driver) and Elvira Taylor (44y, b SD, married age 19y) and 5 children of William & Elvira, Edna (22y, b IL), Glenn (20y, b WA, married age 19y), Donald (19y, b IA), Fern (17y, b IA) & Marvin (7y, b IA)
1940 IA CENSUS - Josephine Young (12y, b Iowa) enumerated with parents Kenneth (34y, b Iowa, occupation carpenter helper) and Dorothy (35y, b Iowa) and brother William (7y, b Iowa); family was living in same house in 1935 [Note-Josephine appears to have been daughter of Dorothy by a previous marriage and was listed under step-father's name in 1940 census]
MARRIAGE - Leo E. Lehto (39y) & Josephine L. Douglas (34y) md 21 July 1961, Sacramento Co, California
OSBH DC (1998 Washington Co) #98-08631
Josephine L. Lehto, March 6, 1927-April 1, 1998
Josephine Lehto, 71, of Salem died Wednesday in Portland. Cause of death was unavailable. Born in Bedford, Iowa, she lived in Sacramento and Burbank, Calif, before moving to Northridge, Calif, where she lived for more than 16 years. She was a school teacher for 37 years, retiring in 1985. She moved to Salem in 1987. She enjoyed having barbecues, crocheting and traveling in her motorhome. She was a member of the First Nazarene Church in Salem and a member of TOPS for over 30 years. She was involved in classes. Survivors include her husband, Leo; sons, Alan of Monmouth and Gary of Keizer; brother, William Young of Lake Wood, Fla; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 11 am Wednesday at Dallas Mortuary Chapel. Interment will be in Fir Crest [sic; Smith] Cemetery, Monmouth. Contributions: American Heart Association or Union Gospel Mission care of the mortuary.
Statesman Journal, Tuesday, April 7, 1998, 5C:1

Josephine Lehto, March 6, 1927-April 1, 1998
Josephine L. Lehto of Salem died April 1 in Portland. She was 71. She was born in Council Bluff, Iowa. After her marriage to Leo E. Lehto in Sacramento, Calif, she moved to Burbank, Calif. She later moved to Northridge, Calif, living there 16 years. The family settled in Salem in 1987. A retired elementary school teacher, she had always known she would be a teacher. At 3 she would teach her 2-year-old brother with the use of a small blackboard. A teacher in Southern California for 26 years, she had a total of 37 years teaching, retiring in 1985. She loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She especially enjoyed family barbecues. She also loved crocheting. She had been involved in two classes at the Keizer Commerce Center and Chemeketa Community College. She loved traveling with her husband in their motorhome, and they journeyed across the United States for one full year. A member of TOPS for more than 30 years, she had attended the First Nazarene Church in Salem. Survivors include her husband, Leo E. Lehto of Salem; sons, Alan of Monmouth and Gary of Keizer; a brother, William Young of Lake Wood, Fla; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services will begin at 11 am on Wednesday, April 8 in Dallas Mortuary Chapel. Interment will be in Fircrest [sic; Smith] Cemetery in Monmouth. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or the Union Gospel Mission in care of the funeral home.
Itemizer Observer, Wednesday, April 8, 1998, 9A:3-4
Josephine L.
Married July 21, 1961

[shares marker with Leo E. Lehto]
1940 IA CENSUS (Taylor Co, Bedford, ED 87-3, sheet 2A)
California Marriage Index (
Statesman Journal, 7 Apr 1998, 5C:1
Itemizer Observer, 8 Apr 1998, 9A:3-4

Home |  Find a Record |  Polk County Map |  Copyright/Terms of Use