Soroptimists honor Lea Diacos' life with award


September 21, 2022

Bill Reynolds

HONORING A GEM – La Conner Soroptimists Barb Endrody (left) and Ruth Braun present to Superintendent Will Nelson a plaque and pictorial Ruby Award tribute created by artist Mary Ennes Davis posthumously honoring Lea McMillan Diacos.

The late Lea McMillan Diacos was truly a gem in her hometown of La Conner.

How fitting, then, that her memory is honored here as a posthumous recipient of the Soroptimist International of La Conner Ruby Award in recognition of her steadfast support of local youth.

The ruby, after all, is associated with wisdom, importance, vitality, strength, power and love.

Diacos, a 1938 La Conner High School graduate, checked all those boxes prior to her passing in 2008.

Her love for her community is tangibly reflected by her bequeathing $1.6 million in cash and property to the La Conner Community Sc...

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