Leone Blanche Watson Doxey, age 92, passed away peacefully in her home March 23, 1992, surrounded by many of her loving family.
She was born September 3, 1899 in Salt Lake City, a daughter of Alexander Linnell and Jane Edith Braby Watson. On September 26, 1923 she married Graham Hayes Doxey in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. They enjoyed a sweet life together for 46 years, serving in many church and community capacities. He died Nov. 20, 1969. She served with him when he presided over the East Central States Mission, headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, from 1943 to 1946. Leone served for 16 years as a counselor to LaVerne W. Parmley in the Primary General Presidency.Her assignments included work on the Children's Friend magazine and on the Board of Trustees of Primary Children's Hospital. She also traveled extensively for the Primary throughout the world. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and an inspired teacher and trusted friend. She was a faithful ordinance worker in the Salt Lake LDS Temple for 20 years, until past the age of 90.
She is survived by her four children, Margery Jane (C. Steven) Hatch, Provo; Graham W. (Mary Lou), David W.(Joanne), and Roger W. (Jewell) Doxey, all of Salt Lake City; she stands as a righteous example to her 33 grandchildren and 103 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, her sister, Ruth W. Brown, and three grandchildren.
Funeral services Saturday, March 28, 11 a.m., Monument Park 17th Ward, 2795 Crestview Drive (1000 So.) Friends may call Friday evening, 6-8 p.m., Larkin Sunset Lawn Mortuary, 2350 East 1300 So., and at the church Saturday, 9:45-10:45 a.m. Interment, Salt Lake City Cemetery.
Those wishing to honor her memory may contribute to Primary Children's Medical Center.
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