Leyba, Helen Jo
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Helen Jo (Petty) Leyba, 81, wife, mother, and educator died Sunday, June 9, in Scottsdale, AZ. Mrs Leyba was born in Little Rock, AR and moved to Phoenix, AZ in 1949. She earned her masters and bachelor's degrees in education at Arizona State University. For more than 35 years, she taught students in the first through sixth grades in the Phoenix Elementary School District #1. Mrs. Leyba is survived by her daughter Heather Hoffart (husband Terry). She was predeceased by son, Thomas D. L. Leyba and her husband of 53 years, The Reverend E. Thomas Leyba. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, July 11, 2013 at 10:00am at St. Barnabas on the Desert Episcopal Church. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Board of Visitors, 6245 N. 24th Parkway, Suite 110, Phoenix, Arizona 85016.
Published in The Arizona Republic on June 30, 2013