Leon C. Wolford, 75, of Whitewright, Texas, a life member of the Society for Louisiana Irises, died on Friday, Aug. 13, 1993. 
Until recent years, he regularly attended the SLI Spring Meeting and Show, and served a term on the SLI board of directors. 
He was president of the American Iris Society from 1978-1980, and was awarded the prestigious AIS Distinguished Service Medal. He was a retired postal carrier and member of First Christian Church in Bonham. He is survived by his wife, Edith, two sisters and a nephew. 
A memorial service was held in Whitewright on Aug. 17. The family suggests memorial contributions to the AIS Foundation, 122 S. 39th St. #604, Omaha, NE 68131.
Editor's Notes:  This article first appeared in the SLI Newsletter in the September 1993 edition.