Mildred Aline Leach, 70, of Orange, passed from this life on Monday, July 11, at her home.

Services to honor her life will be at 10:00 A.M. Friday, July 15, in the Chapel of Dorman Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating will be the Rev. Bob Simmons, pastor of the Maranatha Christian Center in Orange.

Graveside services will be at 3:00 P.M. at the Fort Jessup Cemetery near Many, La. The graveside services will be conducted by the Rev. Ken Phillips.

A gathering of family and friends for a time of reflection will be from 5:00 P.M. until 9:00 P. M. on Thursday at the funeral home.

Born on Aug. 10, 1940 in Call, Texas to her parents, Alfred B. Miller and Texas Teresa (Thomas) Miller, she was a lifelong resident of the Orange area and a member of the Maranatha Christian Center in Orange, where she enjoyed singing. She worked as a teacher for the Deweyville and Buna Public Schools; she enjoyed helping others, caring for the elderly, spending time with her family, traveling and camping.

Mildred was a best friend and wife to her husband, a lover and caretaker to her dogs, Lady Blue, Chloe and Peppy, she was a doting grandmother to her grandchildren and a friend to many.

Mildred is preceded in death by her parents; her sisters, Minnie Aurelia Deutsch and Thelma Faye Buyea and her great granddaughter, Alayna Anguiano.

Those who will most cherish her memory are her loving husband of 48 years, Charles James Leach of Orange; her daughter, Teresa Pentland-Crooks and husband, Bobby of Orange; her sons, Richard Leach and wife, Melodie of Evadale and Kenneth Leach and wife, Tiffany of Vinton; her sisters, Margaret “Gene” Hodge and husband, T. J. of Conroe and Brenda Williams and husband, David of Orange; her brother, Alfred Weldon “Big Al” Miller and wife, Colleen of Onalaska, Texas; sixteen grandchildren, seven great grandchildren and numerous extended family.

Honoring Mildred as pallbearers are Craig Pentland, Brett Trahan, Ken Leach, Colt Pentland, Patrick Leach and Seth Trahan. Honorary pallbearers are Gillum Arnold and Thomas Williams.

For those who desire memorial contributions, the family has asked that donations be made to the American Diabetes Association, Post Office Box 1132, Fairfax, Virginia 22038-1132, (800) 342-2383, or the Alzheimers Association, 780 South 4th Street, Beaumont, Texas 77701, (800) 272-3900,