THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Nelda B. Two
Issue Date: February 5, 2014
Nelda B. Two, 91, passed away Monday, Jan. 27 in the care of Tidewell Hospice and The Sterling House of Punta Gorda, Fla.
Born in a house by a creek in Nolanville, Tx. on March 12, 1922, to John Mackey and Virginia Belle (Shelton) Cox, she was the youngest child of eight. She was valedictorian of her high school graduating class in Melvin, Tx. During World War II, she married Roy Leonard, a soldier from Michigan and they moved there after the war.
She enjoyed selling real estate and was proud of her time representing World Book and Time-Life Books. While caring for her husband during his battle with cancer, she earned an Associate Degree in "Caring for the Dying", studying under well known Elizabeth Kubler-Ross.
She enjoyed a creative challenge whether in sewing, gardening, working with beads or solving word puzzles. She loved to read mysteries, enjoyed the Dallas Cowboys and recently became a NY Yankee fan. She was a seamstress like her mother and sister Eunice. She never met a stranger and will be remembered for her big Texas smile and lively attitude.
She is survived by three daughters, Virginia (William) Carney, of Aldie, Va., Nelda (Al) Iacono, of Punta Gorda, Fla. and Rebecca (Gary) Leonard-Tardiff, of Marinette; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and many other family members and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William and all of her brothers and sisters.
Interment will be held in June at the time of the Cox family reunion in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Nolanville, Tx. Memorial contributions may be made to Aldie United Methodist Church, PO Box 343, Aldie, VA 20105 or to the historic Pleasant Hill Cemetery, PO Box 47, Nolanville, Tex. 76559.