She was born Aug. 27, 1949, in Wyoming, N.Y., to Richard and Charlotte Welch.
She was a member of The Annunciation Church in Brazil, worked at the U.A.P. Clinic in Terre Haute.
She loved to cook; she loved her pets and loved traveling to see her family in Oregon and New York.
She was preceded in death by her parents Richard and Charlotte Welch.
She is survived by her daughter Valerie Leith, sons Scot and Ivan Leith, sister Carol Welch and brothers David Welch and Paul Welch.
Services will be held in Wyoming, N.Y., on Wednesday, April 11.
Mattox-Wood was entrusted with the arrangements. In Lieu of flowers donations can be made to The American Diabetes Association.