Cook-Walden Funeral Home

6100 North Lamar, Austin, TX


Letha Wyvonna Whitley

November 24, 1925June 22, 2020

Letha Wyvonna Whitley was born on November 24, 1925, in Paris, Texas and passed away quietly on June 22, 2020 at the home of a grandson.

She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother and friend to everyone who will be missed dearly. She met and married “Bill” during his service in the army during World War II on May 8, 1943 in Hugo, Oklahoma. Later they moved from Oklahoma to San Antonio where she worked for Earl Abels until in 1959 when they moved to Austin. In 2006 she retired from the Frisco Shop after over 50 years of working as a waitress. Letha joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in 1974.

She is survived by her children, Charles and Bea Whitley, Rodney and Geri Whitley, Mike Whitley, Marvin and Cindy Whitley, and Diane Reynolds and partner Doug Cavanaugh, 17 grandchildren, many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Friday, June 26, 2020 at Cook-Walden Funeral Home. Funeral service will be 10:00 a.m., June 27, 2020 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 1000 Rutherford Lane, Austin Texas, with Bishop Ben Harmon officiating. Internment will follow at Cook-Walden/Capital Parks Cemetery.


  • Ronnie Whitley, Active Pallbearer
  • Kevin Whitley, Active Pallbearer
  • David Whitley, Active Pallbearer
  • Anthony DeDominico, Active Pallbearer
  • Eddie Reynolds, Active Pallbearer
  • David Reynolds, Active Pallbearer


  • Visitation

    Friday, June 26, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, June 27, 2020

  • Graveside Service

    Saturday, June 27, 2020


Letha Wyvonna Whitley

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Morgan Stout

June 30, 2020

Letha and Bill Whitley were my neighbors from the time I moved to Austin. I miss both of them , and especially miss some of the chats Letha and I had. My deepest sympathies go out to the family, as I've heard some of the stories about growing up with those folks and know you miss them in a special way.

Eddie Reynolds

June 25, 2020

My grandma made me feel special, every time I saw her she made me feel like she has been waiting all day to just see me. That’s how she made everyone feel!
Having the whole family over for dinner every Sunday and holidays. Giving us kids money and as soon as I had a chance I would sneak it back into her purse.
Love you forever grandma

Teresa Hoffman Kemp

June 25, 2020

I’m so sorry for your loss. Aunt Letha was so very kind to me whenever I saw her. As a child and as an adult. She was very special and she leaves a wonderful legacy of family. At the end of the day, we are remembered how we loved. She will be well remembered!


Tony DeDominico

June 25, 2020

Grandma always instantly understood my jokes and sarcasm. She would often immediately inform others in our presence that I was a jokester.
She knew me well.
She would always laugh with me, hug on me and love on me. She was my best friend who loved me unconditionally.

Anna Marie Blair

June 24, 2020

Dear Charles and Bea,

It always add a tear to one's heart to give up the life of a mother. My prayer for you is that our Lord quickly mends that wound in you.

Many blessings in your healing.

Linda/Steven Glover

June 24, 2020

Dear Charles and Bea:
You are in our hearts and prayers as you grieve the passing of your mother.
Steven and Linda Glover