DEXTER and GARLAND – Leila D. Herring, 83, wife of the late Milton S. Herring, passed away unexpectedly Aug. 12, 2004, at her son’s residence in Garland. She was born Nov. 29, 1920, in Atkinson, a daughter of Maurice and Olive (Call) Downs. Leila graduated from Foxcroft Academy, Class of 1938, and married Milton, in 1940. She worked at Eastland Woolen Mill in Corinna, Witherly Farms in Dover-Foxcroft, and the East Corinth Shoe Shop. She married Milton in 1940. She is survived by two sons, the Rev. Robert Herring and wife, Judy, of Cundy’s Harbor, Steven Herring and wife, Barbara, of Garland; three granddaughters, Linda and husband, Terrance McLain, of Dover-Foxcroft, Allyson and husband, Adam Gudroe, Angela and husband, Kevin Armstrong II, all of Garland; two great-grandchildren, Esther McLain of Cundy’s Harbor and Aaron McLain, of Dover-Foxcroft; two step-grand-daughters, Angela and husband, Kenneth Dorman, of Exeter, and Elizabeth McKusick, of Bangor; one great-stepgrandson, Robert Dorman of Exeter; one brother, Maurice L. Downs and wife, Pauline, of Atkinson; several nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband and parents, she was predeceased by two brothers, Chester and Stanley Downs. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 16, at the Crosby & Neal Funeral Home, 61 Main St., Dexter, with her son, Robert, officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Dexter.