In memory of
Myra Leguina San Luis Obispo native, Myra Leguina, age 102, died peacefully in the home she had lived in for 74 years. Born Myra Emily Mead, she arrived on a rainy winter's day on February 14, in a farmhouse off Jespersen Road in San Luis Obispo. She was a pretty little Valentine bundle for Minnie and Charles Mead. The Doctor rode to the farm in his horse drawn buggy to help bring baby Myra into the world and became a house guest for the night, as the rains made the creek impassable. Also waiting her arrival was her protector, her tormentor and her handsome big brother Charlie. Myra and Charlie were country kids, walking together to school as she happily became the object of his many practical jokes. When Myra's father became ill the family moved to town. Life changed in numerous ways for Myra and soon she was enjoying the many benefits of town living. She fondly reminisced about swimming in the creek at the corner of Pismo and Johnson Street when the city dammed up the water during the summer months for the kids in the neighborhood, or waiting for the cone shaped candy containers handed out at Halloween by the Sinsheimer Store for all the little ghosts and goblins. Myra was a member of the first class entering as a sophomore to graduate attending the new San Luis Obispo High School on San Luis Drive. She loved working at Woolworths with her friend Flo Lewelling and making strawberry milkshakes at the soda fountain while on break from working the candy counter. It was Charlie and Flo Lewelling who introduced Myra to Santos Albert Leguina at a local baseball game. The four of them would double date in a bakery truck. With her marriage to Sandy Leguina, life was centered on the caring of her three children and her husband's newly formed Blues Baseball team. While Sandy managed the team, Myra shared good times running the concession stand with dear friends Nadine Martin and Betty Zanoli at all the Blues home games on Mission field. Gathering after the game at the Leguina Bar-B-Que house with team members and their families was a long held tradition. Myra is survived by son Richard Charles Leguina and wife Michelle; daughter Sandra J. Sketchley; nephew Charlie Mead and wife Margi and their son Zeke; and neice Terry Grondola and her daughter Peggy. She is also survived by her Georgia family, Matt and Susan Larson; and great-grandsons Matthew and Robert. We would be remiss in not mentioning Myra's faithful little buddy and canine companion, Hobbes. She is preceded in death by son William Kent 'Bunny' Leguina and husband Santos Albert Leguina. Myra will be remembered as a gentle and caring soul who loved her family and her home and will be truly missed. Sign her guestbook at sanluisobispo.com/obituaries
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