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Leona Proper

Posted 2019-06-09 by Judy Wight Branson
The Daily Courier, Prescott, Arizona
Thursday, June 07, 2018

Long-time Prescott resident Leona Proper passed away Saturday, June
2, in Cornville, Arizona, at the age of 90. She was born Jan. 10,
1928. in Maxwell, New Mexico. She moved to Flagstaff as a young adult
and then to Prescott in 1953 with husband Richard “Dick” Proper.
Together they raised three sons who all graduated from Prescott High

Leona was an ardent supporter of military services. She was a member
of the American Legion Auxiliary, serving in many leadership
positions locally in Prescott, and as the Arizona President from
1992-1993. Leona was a leader for the Auxiliary’s Girl State
convention for many years, helping plan and organize and chaperon at
the conventions.

For decades, Leona volunteered many hours at the Whipple Veterans
Hospital She was preceded in death by her husband Richard. She is
survived by her children, Rod, Jeff and Andy.

Visitation will be Saturday, June 9, 2018, from 9:30-10:30 a.m., with
funeral services to follow at 10:30 a.m., at United Methodist Church
505 W. Gurley, Prescott, interment to follow at Oddfellows Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to either the
American Legion Auxiliary or Catholic Social Services.

Hampton Funeral Home assisted with the arrangements

Information provided by survivors.

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