In Loving Memory of Mildred Lehman: 1929-2022


Mildred E. Lehman, 92, of Centralia, Washington, passed away Wednesday, July 27, 2022, just 10 days shy of her 93rd birthday. 

Mildred was born Aug. 6, 1929, in Tacoma, Washington. She was adopted by Harry and Helen Terry of Chehalis, Washington, not long afterward. 

A graduate of the original Chehalis High School, Mildred later attended and completed business school. Over the years, she worked for Sears, the City of Chehalis, Gar-Penley Accounting, Durgin and Calkins Accounting, and The Berry Basket. 

Mildred married her sweetheart, Arthur R. Lehman, on her birthday in 1955. The couple met on a blind date and enjoyed a short courtship before the wedding. He preceded her in death on March 21, 2019. 

Mildred was a sweet and kind woman who loved and enjoyed her family dearly. This included her church family at the Twin Cities Church of Christ, and the many friends she met over the years. While she is tremendously missed from our presence, we are happy she is together again with dad. 

Mildred is survived by her son James “Jim” Lehman and daughter-in-law Beth; daughter Karen Groshong and son-in-law Scot; former son-in-law Richard (Rick) Longabaugh; grandchildren James Longabaugh (Melinda), Cameron Longabaugh (Kajsa), Jacob Ponce, Morgan Lehman and Sarah Mendiola; and great-grandchildren Tate Longabaugh (James and Melinda), and Lux and Benni Longabaugh (Cameron and Kajsa). 

A graveside service was held on Aug. 4, 2022, at Mountain View Cemetery in Centralia. 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Twin Cities Church of Christ at 502 E. Plum St., Centralia, or the Friends of the Seminary Hill Natural Area, at 627 N. Pearl St., Centralia.