Alcedo Enry 'Allie' Leitch of Elsie, died May 24, 2012 in Seaside. She was 64.

Alcedo was born Sept. 21, 1947, in Prince Rupert, British Columbia, to Henry J. and Paula E. (Maxwell) Friesen.

She graduated from high school in California and received an associate's degree in business from Pasadena City College.

Alcedo is survived by her husband James L. Leitch who resides in Elsie. The two were married on Sept. 22, 1971 in West Bank, British Columbia. She is also survived by daughter Kerrie LaRee Leitch of Portland.

Jim and Alcedo lived in Elsie for 40 years. She was the head secretary at Broadway Middle School in Seaside for 21 years.

Alcedo's hobbies included making greeting cards, stamping and flower gardening.

A celebration of life will be held Saturday, June 2 at 1 p.m. at Broadway Middle School located at 1120 Broadway in Seaside.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Oregon Health and Science University Knight Cancer Center, 3181 S.W. Sam Jackson Park Road, Portland, OR 97239-3038.

Caldwell's Funeral and Cremation Arrangement Center in Seaside is in charge of arrangements. An online guest book may be signed at


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