Leona F. “Nonie” Brayton, 82, died at Whidbey General Hospital April 24, 2003, following an extended illness. She was born in Hawthorne, Calif., Jan. 19, 1921, to Walter and Gladys (Mehan) Fraser.
While living in the Los Angeles area of California Mrs. Brayton owned and operated a restaurant and later was employed in the grocery business with Retail Food
Clerks Local 770. In 1978 she moved to Washington and settled in Auburn for two years before moving to Coupeville.
Mrs. Brayton was a past president of the Oak Harbor Emblem Club No. 450, a past president of the Lady Lions Club, and was currently of member of the Coupeville Lions Club and was the recipient of the Melvin Jones Award. She had also acted as the manager of the Gift Shop at Whidbey General Hospital for 10 years.
Mrs. Brayton was an avid bowler and had bowled in numerous local and national competitions. She and her husband Richard also enjoyed traveling. They had the pleasure of visiting many sights nationally and abroad.
She is survived by her husband, Richard of Coupeville, and by one brother, Laurence Lee Fraser of Rialto, Calif. She was preceded in death by three sisters, Jane, Lucinda, and Irma, and by four brothers, Walter, Clifford, Richard, and by one brother who died at birth.
Memorial services will be held at Coupeville United Methodist Church Thursday, May 1, at 2 p.m., with the Rev. Dr. Mary Boyd officiating. Memorials may be made to the Lions Eye Sight Program. Arrangements were entrusted to Burley Funeral Chapel.