Dorrence Marie Leech, known to dear friends and family as "Dee",
92, of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma on October 9, 2016. She was born in Baltimore,
Maryland on April 26, 1924, to William Wesley Burns and Sarah Ellen Seyler.
The majority of her life was spent in Baltimore. February of 2015, she
moved to Broken Arrow.
Beloved by her family and Baltimore area friends, during her short time
in Broken Arrow, Dee became a delight to all who encountered her in the
communities of St. Anne Catholic Church, Broken Arrow Senior Center and
her place of residence Hartford Villas. Quick with a smile, story, kind
word and a listening ear, Dorrence will be remembered and dearly missed
by all who loved her.
She attended the Institute of Notre Dame in Baltimore. Dee retired from
Merrill Lynch brokerage firm after many years, where she held the position
of cashier. In the following years she served as a companion and caregiver
to many individuals in Baltimore.
Dee is preceded in death by her husband, Alexander Vincent Leech, and her
fiance Raymond Powell, Glen Burnie, Maryland. She is survived by her two
daughters Dorrence Elysa Reed of Baltimore, Maryland; and Susan Marie,
with her husband, Albert L. Yowell of Catoosa, Oklahoma. Her grandchildren
Alan E. Reed, with his wife Elvira, Los Angeles, California; David V.
Reed, Baltimore; Gabriela E. Lopez, Tulsa; and Nicolas A. Lopez, with
his wife Megan E., the Great Grandchildren Che L. and Vada A. Coweta, Oklahoma.
In lieu of flowers please make a gift to St. Anne Catholic Church, Capital
Campaign at stanneba.com.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, October 15, 2016, at 9:30
a.m., St. Anne Catholic Church, 301 South 9th Street, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
74012. The Rite of Christian Burial will be Saturday, November 5, 2016,
11:00 a.m., Moreland Memorial Park, 1601 Taylor Avenue, Parkville, Maryland 21234.