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Leland M. Fillerup M.D.


1927 - 2013 Obituary Condolences
LELAND M. FILLERUP, MD Leland McDonald Fillerup passed away quietly in his home on September 30th, 2013 of natural causes. He was a prominent obstetrician for 40 years in the Paradise/Chico area. Leland was born on September 7th, 1927 in Lovell, Wyoming to Albert and Grace Fillerup. He served his country as a Marine in World War II. He graduated from Brigham Young University and University of Southern California Medical School. Leland practiced medicine in Los Angeles and later completed a residency in obstetrics at White Memorial Hospital. He was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in many capacities. He loved his medical calling as a "baby doctor", and viewed every birth as a birthday party. Leland was married to his wife Ruelene for 61 years. They have six children, and two nieces and a nephew who became part of the family. Leland is survived by 22 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Services will be held on Friday October 4, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. with a viewing starting at 1:00 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Chico 4th Ward on Mariposa Avenue. A burial will take place on Monday in Utah. To view obituary and send condolences online go to NewtonBracewell.com
Published in Chico Enterprise-Record on Oct. 2, 2013
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