Tracy Leath

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STERLING CITY - Tracy Leath, 58 and sister of former residents of Stanton, died March 8, 2014, in Sterling City. She was born to Jimmie and Turla Leath in Lubbock Oct. 3, 1955, the second of the four “Leath girls”. She graduated from Robert E. Lee High School in Midland in 1973 and from Texas Tech with her degree in clothing and textiles in 1977. Shortly after completeting her studies at Tech she was in a catastrophic accident that left her quadriplegic for the remaining 36 years of her life but her wit and intellect remained intact. She handled the “hand that was dealt her” with grace, humor and dignity throughout her life. While at Tech, she was active in the ROTC auxiliary, Angel Flight. During her college years, she was employed two summers at Yellowstone National Park. She returned to the park every chance she got and loved following the news of wolves, bears and all things Yellowstone. Despite her physical challenges, she enjoyed working almost ten years at Physicians and Surgeons, Westwood and Memorial West Campus hospitals. She was preceded in death by her father. She is survived by her mother, her sisters Susie Ingram (Doug), Petey Ray, Nancy Foster (Skeete), as well as nieces and nephews, Jeff Ingram (Amber) and their two children, Sara Ingram, Shane Bright (Nickelynn), and Brandi Holt. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Yellowstone National Park Foundation, 222 East Main St., Ste 301, Bozeman Mt,59715, or to Odyssey Hospice, 402 N. Bryant Blvd., San Angelo, Tx, 76903 or to the charity of choice.
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