ULA MILNER ALFORD
1912 NM – 2014 CA
From Breckenridge High
School 1929 La
Retama yearbook, senior class, San Antonio, TX
ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER
Santa Ana, Orange Co., CA—Sunday, 3 August 2014
April 23, 1912 - July 25, 2014
At the age of 102, Ula Milner Lenn passed away
peacefully in her sleep.
Mrs. Lenn was born in Roswell, New Mexico, but
grew up in San Antonio, Texas, which she always considered home. She married
Claude R. Lenn, a career Army officer in 1941, and she and their two daughters
accompanied Major Lenn to his duty stations in the U.S., Japan, and Germany,
settling in California after his retirement.
Always industrious, and with an astute sense of
organization, Mrs. Lenn preferred to work outside the home, working at various
times as a legal secretary, bookkeeper for an investment company, a civil
service employee, and a teacher in an art shop.
A charter member of the El Toro Baptist Church
in Lake Forest, her life was guided by a strong and quiet faith. Prayer and
Bible study were a part of every day's routine. Although Mrs. Lenn outlived
many of those who knew and loved her, she will be dearly missed by those who
are still here. She was a fantastic storyteller with a sharp memory until the
end. She could spend hours entertaining her grandchildren with stories of the
far off times and places that she had lived. Above all, her strength, kindness,
and sweet nature were an inspiration.
Mrs. Lenn was predeceased by her husband, Claude
to whom she was married for forty-four years, and her younger daughter, Major
Elizabeth (Betty) Grace Ryan.
She is survived by her daughter, Claudia
Christensen, and grandchildren, Elizabeth (Liz) Avalon, James Christensen and
Interment will be at the Riverside National
Cemetery in Riverside, California. A private family memorial for Mrs. Lenn will
be held in the future.
The family is grateful to her loyal caregivers,
who helped Mrs. Lenn to live comfortably in her own home throughout her final
from Riverside National Cemetery, Riverside, Riverside Co., CA—www.findagrave.com
granted by the photographer, CRob
NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.
We included the obituary of her brother Noel
Milner Alford in Texas Obituaries.
Her lineage: Ula Milner 1912 NM1,
Starley Fletcher 1882 TX2, Noel Waddell 1838 LA3, Needham
Judge 1789 NC4, Jacob 1761 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6,
James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.