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2000, 22 May
Leila Albrecht Payne, born Leila Alice Albrecht in Sherrill, Iowa, died peacefully in Lafayette, California on May 22, 2000 at age 83 years. Leila was the second of 3 children born to John and Alice Albrecht, and grew up as a farm girl in Sherrill. Her younger brother, Burton Albrecht, was a United States Naval Aviator, and a hero in World War II. Leila's sister, Lorraine Albrecht Wybenga, resides in Omaha, Nebraska. Leila graduated from Dubuque High School and then attended Arizona State College where she met her future husband Robert Payne. She raised 5 children with Robert in Phoenix, Arizona and was very active in service to her family and her community. A woman of solid character and "can do" mentality molded by her family and the farming community of Sherrill. Leila's life reflected the values she acquired growing up in Iowa.

Leila was preceded in death by her brother Commander Burton Albrecht, USN, and by her youngest daughter, Marjorie Payne. She is survived by her husband Robert Payne, her sister Lorraine Wybenga, children Judith Dueker, Mary Payne, Cathy Payne and Robert Payne, Jr., 8 grandchildren and many neices and nephews. Her family and many friends will miss her.

Please send any written remembrances of Leila to:
The Payne Family
6680 Alhambra Ave.
Box #430
Martinez, CA 94553

Leila's mortal remains were at Hull's Walnut Creek Chapel and Mortuary
Phone: (925) 934-5400

This page is for perpetual written accounts of historical events that have occurred in the city. Anyone who feels they have pertinent information may submit it. This includes all people in or out of Lafayette and could involve any interested adults or children with events or items that are of interest. Items may be submitted for publication on this page where they will remain as part of a historical archive for the city. Items of interest may include noteworthy events, special events of historical importance, information about area growth that pertains to the history of the city, and other pertinent notes. We hope to establish a large data base of information about the history of each city. Historical Societies are encouraged to open their own page on Key to the City for more extensive historical information.

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