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Dr. Joseph Allen Leavitt

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Leavitt, Dr. Joseph Allen
Dr. J. Allen Leavitt, 91, of Mesa, Arizona was called home to be reunited with his wife Donna and daughters Cheryl Christensen and Amy Smith. He passed away peacefully surrounded by family on November 3, 2015. He is survived by his children Donna Ellsworth (David), Karen Shumway, John Leavitt (Isela), Jay Leavitt (Deborah) and Kathleen Moon (Jim), 37 grandchildren and 44 great-grandchildren. Allen was an All-State basketball player for Mesa High, Eagle Scout, WWII Navy Veteran and a Physician. He was once called the Father of Mesa by the Tribune for helping bring an estimated 13,000 babies into this world. He was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He enjoyed serving in many capacities especially with the Scouts. Funeral services will be Saturday November 14, 2015 at 10 AM at the LDS chapel at 5350 E. McLellan Rd. in Mesa. There will be a viewing from 6-8 PM Friday November 13, 2015 at Bunker's Garden Chapel, 33 North Centennial Way in downtown Mesa.


Published in The Arizona Republic on Nov. 11, 2015
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