LEONARD COLEMAN SR.
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Leonard Coleman Sr., a 10-year resident of Green Valley, Ariz., died peacefully at home on April 3, 2014, after a brief battle with cancer. Leonard is survived by his wife of 41 years, Vicki; daughter, Angelia Elleby; sons Leonard Coleman Jr. and Darryl J. Coleman; grandchildren Kornel, Isaac and Stephen Elleby; Rashanda and Leonia Coleman; Zubin, Dayo and Pompey Coleman; great-grandchildren Isaac Jr., Zioniah, Xavier and Jaxson. Leonard is also survived by his sisters, Nettie Fletcher and Mattie Louis.
Born in Shreveport, La., on 4-10-37, to Isaac and Lizzie Coleman, Leonard was the youngest of 13 children. After four years of Naval service, Leonard had a successful career in the aviation industry from 1959 until his retirement in 2003. He ended his career at L.A. Air Force base as a configuration manager on the GPS Program. The only thing Leonard loved more than his work was his retirement. He had a passion for golf and was a regular with the B.A.J.A. Sporting Club in Green Valley. Leonard, Vicki and their two dogs also spent five wonderful years traveling in their motor home. Leonard loved life, a good political argument, and most of all his family and many dear friends in Green Valley and California. His was a life well-lived.
In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Pancreatic Action Network, www.pancan.org, 1-877-272-6226, 1500 Rosecrans Ave., Ste 200/Manhatten Beach, CA 90226
The memorial service will be at Green Valley Mortuary and Cemetery, 18751 S. La Caada Drive, Sahuarita, AZ 85629 on Thursday, April 10, at 11 a.m.
Following the memorial service, refreshments will be served at the La Joya Verde Clubhouse.
Green Valley Mortuary & Cemetery
18751 S La Canada Dr
Sahuarita, AZ 85629
Published in Green Valley News & Sun on Apr. 9, 2014