Leland Greenly (1926 - 2014)

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  • "Worked with Lee in the grocery business and he always had a..."

LELAND LeROY GREENLY June 18, 1926 ~ March 3, 2014 LELAND LeROY GREENLY, born June 18 1926, passed on to heaven March 3, 2014 at the age of 87. Leland (Lee) was born to John and Alice Greenly joining hisbrother Jack, three more siblings would join the family in the years following. Lee was drafted into the Army out of high school into WWII where he served on Okinawa in the infantry. He served 2 years, 2 months, and 2 days before being honorably discharged. Lee then enlisted in the Air Force and served another 4 years for his country. Lee married Lois and they had Terri Lee in 1954, they were later divorced. In August of 1961 Lee met Mary Ann, when he asked her to dance. On February 22, 1962 they were married in Bellflower, CA with her parents and her children by their side. Mary Ann's children, Kathleen and Richard came with the package and the family became 5. They settled in Fremont, CA. A few years later daughter Kelli was born into the family. Lee's passion for singing and performing was seconded only by his love for his wife, Mary Ann. He participated in many vocal competitions, winning many of them. He NEVER turned down a chance to sing for anyone or any occasion. In 1979 Lee, Mary Ann, and Kelli, because by this time the other children were grown and out on their own, picked up and moved to Rancho Tehama, CA. He loved the country and the peacefulness of the quiet. Lee held many different jobs in his lifetime. He retired as a journey-man machinist from McClellan Air Force Base in 1990. After retiring he held many jobs including "world's oldest box boy" when he worked for Food Connection in his seventies. Lee and Mary Ann made many trips back east to visit her family and north to visit his. They always drove and took lots of pictures. Lee seemed to be the focus of many of the pictures because Mary Ann didn't give up the camera. Lee was a wonderful father and grandfather, he loved them all with great passion, and they loved him back. He had a great sense of humor and was always quick with a smile. He was loved by young and old alike. Lee was preceded in death by his loving wife Mary Ann Greenly and his three brothers. Lee is survived by his children Kathie (Mike) Cox, Rick Greenly, Terri Andrews (Francis), Kelli (Mike) Neasham. His grandchildren Darren, Ryan, and Ricky Cox; Jason and Shaun Andrews; Brianna and Trevor Neasham, and his great-grandchildren Dylan and Baylee Cox; Nathan Cox; Devan and Tierra Andrews; Michael and Mylaci Cox; and his sister Norma (Russ) Brousard, as well as many nieces and nephews. HE LOVED AND WAS LOVED, HE WILL BE MISSED. A Memorial Service will be held on Mar 28, 2014 at the Sacramento County Veterans Cemetery, Dixon, CA at 3:00 pm. There will also be a Memorial Service held at the Vineyard Christian Fellowship, 738 Walnut St, Red Bluff, CA at 2:00pm.
Published in Daily News on Mar. 26, 2014
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