The Way I See It

Lela Mae O’Connor



One of my dear friends called me last week, upset to have heard about the passsing of Lela Mae O’Connor.

Though I knew Mrs. O’Connor through the years (her gorgeous daughters went to school with me) I didn’t know her very well.

My friend, Doug Williamson, Jr. did know her very well. In fact, he said she was like his second mother when his own was recuperating from surgery when he was just a baby.

From what I have heard, she did so much for so many throughout her years.

She was with CAM (Christian Assistance Ministry) volunteering her time and talents to help provide food and meals for those in need around our county for many years.

One of her former employers said that she was such a good and caring person and one heck of a cook.

Doug then went on to say that he wished there was a way to honor her in the same manner that his own father was honored.

The way

I see it, she is honored,

Doug. She lives in everyone’s memory – a building doesn’t have to be named after her as long as she is still kept in the hearts of those who loved her. SUE BROWN is the editor of the Pleasanton Express. Contact her at or write at P.O. Drawer 880, Pleasanton, TX 78064.

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