June 18, 1934 - December 27, 2021
Leon E. Slade On Monday, December 27th, 2021, Leon E. Slade, passed away peacefully at his home in Mesa, Arizona with family by his side. He was 87. Leon was born in Eagar, Arizona and was the 3rd child to Jesse E. Slade and Vera Jepson. His family moved to Mesa, Arizona when he was a young boy of four. With his bright spirit, he made many close friends and created countless fond memories through church, school and scouting activities. His faith was strong and never wavered throughout his life! After graduating from Mesa High School, he volunteered to serve in the Army and was stationed in Berlin. He took full advantage of his time off and traveled Europe, documenting the sights through his love of photography. After returning home he and his friends enjoyed dancing at the Mezona, downtown Mesa on Main Street, where he met his future beautiful wife Tomelene. They settled in west Mesa and raised their four children there. Leon was destined to be an entrepreneur from a young age. Through his creative mind and strong work ethic, he picked cotton, made his own toys and packed his Army fatigues full of candy bars to sell to his fellow soldiers while on maneuvers. Those endeavors eventually led him to start his own company, Roadrunner Paving, where he continued to master his craft and pass on his knowledge to his children. Leon is preceded by his wife, Tomelene and survived by his 4 children; Julie McFarland; Kurt; Annette; David, 6 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 15th, 2022 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Alma Ward Bld., 2300 W. Javelina, Mesa, AZ 85202. A Viewing will be held at 9am in the Relief Society Rm with the service following at 10am in the chapel. Interment will follow the funeral service at the Mountain View Cemetery. Meldrummortuary.com For those who would like to view the service on Zoom at the time of service: ID# 452 406 790 Password 3171842
Leon E. Slade On Monday, December 27th, 2021, Leon E. Slade, passed away peacefully at his home in Mesa, Arizona with family by his side. He was 87. Leon was born in Eagar, Arizona and was the 3rd child to Jesse E. Slade and Vera Jepson. His... View Obituary & Service Information
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