Our beloved husband, father and grandfather, Walter Leyba, age 70, passed away July 3, 1993 in Kearns.
Born August 24, 1922 in Llano, New Mexico, a son of Herberto and Victoria Lafoya Leyba. Married Faviola Montoya April 4, 1942; she died November 9, 1963. Married Helen Montoya May 1, 1965 in Elko, Nevada.Worked many long and hard years in underground mining and drilling. Worked at Kennecott Copper for 11 years before retiring in January 1985.
He will be greatly missed by his wife, Helen, Kearns; sons, Robert (Gloria), Penn Valley, Calif.; Walter, Jr. (Peggy), San Jose, Calif.; daughters, Judy (Jack) Franks, Bennion; Joanne Nelson and Rose Jones, both of West Valley City; very special stepdaughter, Beverly (Andy) Wagner, South Jordan; 18 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; brothers, Joe, Herbert Jr., Raquel, all of Colorado Springs, Colo.; Alfred, Commerce City, Colo.; George, Leadville, Colo.; sisters, Nora Priest, Buena Vista, Colo.; Cora Stearns, Denver, Colo.; Leonarda Pacheco, Brighton, Colorado. Preceded in death by his parents; his son, Danny; and sister, Olita Sandoval.
Funeral services will be Wednesday, 10 a.m. at McDougal Funeral Home, 4330 South Redwood Road, where friends may call Tuesday, 6-8 p.m. and Wednesday one hour prior to services. Interment, Valley View Memorial Park.
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