WATERTOWN, NY – Leta C. Bolton, 98, passed away in the care of Hospice on Saturday, March 30, 2019 with her family by her side.
Born Oct. 18, 1920, in Watertown, NY, the daughter of Roy and Florence House Washburn, she graduated in 1937 from Evans Mills High School and Potsdam Normal School in 1941. Leta taught in the Calcium Elementary School from 1941 to 1944.
She married Stephen C. Bolton in Watertown on Sept. 24, 1944, in Hope Presbyterian Church. Upon her marriage she devoted her time to her children, Bolton’s Pharmacy and the care of her mother.
She was active in the Girl Scouts and Hope Presbyterian Church where she served in the Sunday School, Junior Church, Day School, the choir and worked as a Deacon.
She is survived by four children, Cheryl L. Ross of Black River, Ardis M. Seifried (William), Stephen B. Bolton (Yvonne Reff) and Nola C. Bolton, of Watertown; seven grandchildren, Brenda Levine (Jason), Barbara Rogers (Peter), Kelly Naumiec (Richard), Katie Ross (Joe Craig), Jennifer DeForest (Craig), Zach Bolton (Nicole), Adam Bolton (Awo Sena); 13 great-grandchildren, Griffin DeForest, Nick DeForest, Abi Levine, Jacob Levine, Isaac Levine, Claire Rogers, Gregory Rogers, Henry Naumiec, Charles Naumiec, Olivia Bolton, Kaleb Beaudoin, Milena Bolton, and Daxton Craig.
Leta was predeceased by her husband, Stephen, a brother, Harold A.Washburn, and a son-in-law, Gary Ross
A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. May 11 at Hope Presbyterian Church. A committal service will follow in Brookside Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, please direct donations to Hospice of Jefferson County, 1398 Gotham Street, Watertown, NY 13601 or Stone Presbyterian Church, 140 Chestnut Street, Watertown, NY 13601.
Online condolences may be made to www.dlcalarco.com.