Chloe Leback, of Charlottesville, VA, died on December 10, 2023. She was born on June 20, 1951, to Bee and Russ Lang of Bon Air, VA. She was predeceased by her parents and her beloved brother Patrick. Chloe is survived by her husband Tom; her son Todd and his wife Lisa Grove and their children, Miles and his wife Angie, and Maude, of Charlottesville; and her daughter Emily and her husband John Achin and their children, Henry, Clover, and Violet, of Lexington, VA. She is also survived by her sister-in-law Susan Renick of Denver, CO; and her sister and brother-in-law, Christie and Dick McEwan of Kill Devil Hills, NC. Chloe earned a B.S. from VCU and an M.Ed from UVA.
She taught middle school English in Albemarle County and loved her middle-schoolers. Above all, Chloe loved her family and cherished time spent with her five grandchildren. She learned to quilt in 1982 and went on to complete over 100 quilts. All of her quilts are hand pieced and most are hand quilted. While Tom has many of her quilts, she gave them freely to her family and friends, and would often commemorate special events like births or graduations with a thoughtfully pieced quilt. Hand piecing and hand quilting took time, but it was family time, as Chloe pieced many quilts while at swim lessons, sport practices, on car trips, or while watching movies. Chloe lived in a world of gorgeous colors.
There will be no service for Chloe, but at later date there will be a showing of her quilts. If you own one of her quilts and would like to have it in the showing, please contact Tom prior to the showing. You can either bring it with you to the showing or get it to Tom beforehand. You might have heard Chloe say that she was the luckiest person she knew. In spite of living with an autoimmune disease since 2004 and having survived breast cancer, she still felt she was lucky. She was cared for and loved by family, friends, and an amazing team of doctors and nurses.
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