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Celebration of Life

Willet-Cincinnatus Sr. Center
Sunday July 25th, 2021
12:00pm - 6:00pm

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Leona May Westgaard

Leona May (Glassford) Westgaard, 73, of Willet, NY, passed away on Wednesday, July 7, 2021, at the Guthrie Cortland Regional Medical Center, Cortland, NY.

Mrs. Westgaard was born in Cortland, NY, on June 25, 1948, the daughter of the late Nathan and Ruth Smith Glassford. Earlier in her life, she worked as a nurse’s aide at Highgate Manor Nursing Home, Cortland, NY.

She is survived by her husband, Haakon Westgaard; and one son, Brandon H. Westgaard of Dallas, TX. She also leaves behind her sister, Nancy (Leon) Battie of Solon; brothers, Neal (LuAnn) Glassford of Willet and Nelson (Brenda) Glassford of Solon; stepdaughters, Cheryl Rojo of Colony, TX and Michelle Hathhorn of Garland, TX; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by a sister, Shannon Hammond; and a nephew, Theodore Hammond.

A Celebration of Life will be held at the Willet/Cincinnatus Sr. Center on Sunday, July 25, 2021, from 12:00 noon until 6:00 p.m. If you wish, you may bring a dish-to-pass and a beverage. Expressions of sympathy in memory of Mrs. Westgaard may be directed to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.


Oh my goodness I just saw where lee passed away! We were not only frends but neighbors too! Lee, Shannon, Nancy their mom Ruth & Ethel Stebbins my mother, me & my siblings and all had some great times in creek that Red ( her dad) made so much bigger for all of us to swim and have fun in down in back of their house!! Her brothers came along later! Nice young men too. Anyway we had some great times as we grew up in school and at our homes! I have actually been searching for Lee for some time, & didn't know she remarried and moved away!!God rest her soul she has been dearly missed just like Shannon has been!! Would love to hear from Nancy ,need to let her know we are related on my dad,s side through Leon Beattie! Share my email with Nancy please & thank you! I live in Penrose, Colorado now.

Joan Stebbins-Batsford -Beyer -Shadinger Jul 24 2021 5:34 PM

The first time I stepped foot in you & Hoak's home in Georgia, I was made to feel like family. Sat down and within minutes had a TV tray next to me for all my essentials. Made some wonderful memories playing quarters, laughing, shooting fireworks and visiting Gatlinburg with y'all. Thanks for being such a great momma to Brandon. You will be missed by many.. Love you!

Jennifer Westgaard Jul 24 2021 3:06 PM

Jennifer Westgaard Jul 24 2021 3:05 PM

I was only 9 years old when we first met. Ever since then you were momma to me. I will never forget our summer vacations together. Spending summer breaks with you and dad, you would always take me school clothes shopping, our trips to Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, Carters lake, Camping in the rain at Allatoona lake. Memories that last a lifetime and I will carry with me forever. Your smile and laughter were contagious. I miss you and love you so much! Love, your son Brandon

Brandon Westgaard Jul 23 2021 3:51 PM

Brandon Westgaard Jul 19 2021 4:21 PM

RIP Aunt Lee ❤️ So many memories! Hours and hours we spent on the phone talking about everything and sometimes nothing. Just talked. The many trips back and forth to Georgia. The many nights playing cards or dancing. Glassford Reunions, and so many more. I am so glad we danced the Polka the last time we were together. Who knew it would be the last? You will be greatly missed and carried in my heart. You are a huge part of who I am today. Love you! ❤️

Patti Jul 14 2021 12:20 AM