Leona passed away Tuesday, February 23.
Leona was born December 24, 1930 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Joseph and Marie Allem. She graduated from Judge Memorial High School in 1948. At a family wedding is where Leona met the love of her life Ernie Hashim. She married Ernie, October 21, 1950, they cherished 53 beautiful years together.
Leona was a successful business owner for over 60 years. She successfully globalized the M&H Racemaster drag racing tire with her husband Ernie which opened an entirely new category of products in drag racing. Aside from being an incredible businesswoman she was also known for her charitable contributions and humility. She treated every person how she would like to be treated with respect and kindness.
A devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Leona will be missed terribly by her family. Leona is survived by her ten children: Charles (Valerie), Joan Burbank, Ron (Stephanie), Mark (Darisa), Paul, Scott (Loretta), John (Patricia), Janien (Scott) McGowan, Ernie Jr. (Barbara), and Michael (Wendy). Seventeen Grandchildren, Jennifer (Sean) Maguire, Andrea (Michael) Hansen, Richard (Beth) Burbank, Karen Burbank, Ronny Jr. (Amanda), Morgan (Matthew) Patrick, Michele, Christen, Carleigh, Catherine (Ian) Nickell, Christopher, Natalie, Janese (Aaron) Mitchell, Tricia, Shelby, Haley, Brett. Three Great-grandchildren, Cole Joseph (CJ), Garrett Patrick, Alexander Hansen. Sister, Joan Allem, CSC, Brother Michael (Judy) Allem, Brother-in-law Bernie (Judy) Hale, Sister-in-law Rose Sarquis and numerous nieces, nephews and their families. Leona was blessed with numerous friends who added much joy to her life.
The family wishes to acknowledge the nurses, doctors and medical staff at Memorial Hospital ICU, for the invaluable care they gave our mother.
The Rosary will be held Sunday, February 28, 6:00 pm, at Greenlawn Mortuary, 3700 River Blvd. Bakersfield, Ca, 93305, Sister Joan Allem, CSC will officiate. Visitation is Sunday, February 28, from 4-8 p.m., at Greenlawn Mortuary. Funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday, February 29, 10:00 am at St. Josephs Church, 1515 Baker St. Burial is immediately followed, at Greenlawn Cemetery, River Blvd. In lieu of flowers the family suggests a contribution to
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