Velma Rae Lehto

Velma Rae Lehto, 82, passed from this life on Friday, December 19, 2008 at Beauregard Memorial Hospital in DeRidder, Louisiana.  Visitation will be held at Shiloh Primitive Baptist Church in Rosepine, Louisiana on Sunday, December 21, 2008 from 5 PM – 8 PM and Monday, December 22, 2008 from 2 PM – 8 PM and also on Tuesday, December 23, 2008 9 AM until the time of service.  Funeral Services are on Tuesday, December 23, 2008 at 10:00 AM at Shiloh Primitive Baptist Church in Rosepine, Louisiana, with burial following at Rosepine Cemetery, Rosepine, Louisiana. Elder Perry Miers, Elder Gerald Read, Elder Truman Keel, Elder Walter McAlpin, and Deacon Bruce Ward will officiate.  


Survivors include the following: Daughter: Johnna Rhea Husarek and husband R.A. “Bob” Husarek of Rosepine, LA. Sons:Bruce Lehto and wife Cora Lehto of Rosepine, LA, Brian Lehto and wife Janet Lehto of Shreveport, LA, and John C. Lehto and wife Liz Lehto of Rosepine, LA. Sister: Beulah Thompson of Rosepine, LA. Grandchildren named in order of age: Kaiti Husarek Chenard, Michelle Lehto Hollis, Erik Lehto, Maija Husarek Blood, Devon Lehto, Granddaughter Lehto due in February, Steven Deforest, Jesse Lehto, Randy Robertson, Clifton “B. J.” Lehto and Clayton Lehto. Great Grandchildren: Andre’ Dunbar, Daniel Chenard, Isabella Chenard, and Seth Hilton. Preceded in death by: Husband: Hugh John Lehto; Mother and Father: Fate and Susan Lewis; Auntie and Uncle Jack Blackmon, one brother and three sisters.


She was an accomplished artist in both oils and watercolors with paintings displayed at Rosepine High School and Public Buildings. She painted the scene in the Baptistery at Shiloh Primitive Baptist Church where she was a lifelong member. She was an active member of the Rosepine Seniors Group as well as quilting with the Shiloh Quilters.

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