Tuttle, Lenora

Lenora Mae (Tribe) Tuttle

February 12, 1937 - August 3, 2019

Lenora Mae (Tribe) Tuttle of Pottsboro, Texas, was born February 12, 1937, in Oakland, California, and she left this eternal earth on August 3, 2019 at the age of 82, where her beloved Paul was waiting for her at the entrance to Heaven.  Lenora was born to Ona (Mortenson) Tribe and Grant Tribe in Oakland, California. Lenora was a lifelong member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and her faith is one she shared enthusiastically and joyously with others.   While growing up in Salt Lake City, Lenora met the love of her life, Paul Tuttle, at the age of 18, and they were united in marriage on August 5, 1955. Paul and Lenora remained deeply in love for 60 years of marriage, until he departed this earth in 2015. 

Lenora and Paul raised their family in Utah until moving to Plano, Texas, in 1973, where they resided for over 30 years.  She was a proud employee of IBM for over 25 years until her retirement in 2007, when Paul and Lenora built their dream home in Pottsboro, Texas.

Lenora had a love of the outdoors and took great joy in feeding all the animals near their property. She was known to be a warm and inviting host in the kitchen over numerous gatherings with friends and family. Lenora was also a very talented painter and artist.

Lenora’s greatest joy was her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.  She loved to play, spend time reading to them, playing dolls, and giving endless kisses & hugs. She leaves behind a legacy of love and will always be remembered for her giggle and her devotion to her faith and family.

Lenora is survived by her daughter, Lezlie Spotswood (Keith Jacobs); son, Scott Tuttle, grandchildren, Ben Spotswood (Kara), Brent Spotswood (Tayler), Brian Spotswood (Sara Passero), Kayla Ables (William), Ashleigh Modglin, and Adam Tuttle; great-grandchildren, Annslee, Violet, Abigail, Scarlett, Miriam, and Michaela Spotswood, and Emory Ables;  four sisters, Arlene Vining, Geri Child, Sharon Naegle, and Pat Rice; one brother, Les Tribe; numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews, as well as a large host of friends.

She was preceded in death by husband, Paul Tuttle, her parents, and her brother, Michael Tribe. 

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, August 12, 2019 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2700 Roundrock Trail, Plano, Texas 75075.  Interment will follow at Ridgeview Memorial Park, 2525 Central Expressway North, Allen, Texas 75013.  The family will receive friends during a visitation at 10:00 a.m., Monday morning, one hour prior to the service at the church.

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There is not much I can say, but I will miss you grandma, and I hope heaven with grandpa is lovely.
Adam Tuttle, August 11, 2019 She was a wonderful grandma and a very kind and caring person. I miss her dearly. I have a lot of fun and dear to my heart memories of spending time with her while I was growing up. You will be missed dearly grandma. I love you.
Kayla Ables, August 10, 2019 Wonderful person, sweet and kind and a caring sister-in-law. Many fond memories of growing together as in-laws and best friends. She will be missed. Preston & Laura Crick Tuttle, August 8, 2019