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James Paul Leonard

Posted 2010-08-09 by Sharla
Arizona Silver Belt, Globe, AZ
Wednesday, Jul 28th, 2010

James Paul Leonard, 68, of Globe, Arizona passed away on July 11, 2010. James was born in Denver, Colorado on Oct. 10, 1942 to Paul John Leonard and Lois Dean Burnett.

James graduated from Evergreen Colorado High in 1961 and joined the Air Force in 1962. He served in Vietnam where he worked in security training and patrolling dogs. He later worked at the old Gila County jail as jailer. There they called him Rusty. He was a loving and caring husband, son, brother, father, and grandfather.

James is survived by his by his loving wife, Eilene Leonard of Payson, Arizona; daughter, Jamie Leonard; son, James Paul Leonard II; three step-sisters, Jacqueline Millard of Payson, Susan Vierk of Cheyenne, Wyoming and Pamela Pelteir of Gisela, Arizona; and four step-daughters, Deborah Mock of Snohomish, Washington, Lisa Strand of Basalt, Colorado, Darlene Thomas of Phoenix, Arizona, and Jody Robitson of Globe, Arizona; 12 grandchildren, and three great-grandsons.

To honor James and his Irish heritage, we will be having a Celtic Memorial in September 2010. The family requests any donations be made to the Arizona Heart Foundation, 1910 E. Thomas Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85016, in Jamesí name.

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