Leona Bacon

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Leona E.

Leona E. Bacon, a loving mother and sister.

On Friday, June 6, 2014, angels came and wrapped their arms around her and said "Come with me". Leona E. Bacon was born January 5, 1940 to William Edward and Bessie E. Bacon. She graduated from Libbey High School and went on to further her education at the University of Missouri Columbia. She obtained a Bachelors in Liberal Arts and a Masters in Library Science. She worked for the University of Toledo, University of Missouri Columbia and the University of Arts School in Denver. She taught at Mesa Land Community College and New Mexico Military Institute where she retired. When she was not teaching, her passion was making jewelry, crocheting and painting. She also enjoyed participating in craft shows.

She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, William Edward Bacon. She leaves to cherish her memory, her 3 sons, William Albert Thornton Jr., Michael Andrew Thornton and Daniel Anthony Thornton; siblings, John Michael (Opal) Bacon, Mary Jo Bacon, Frances Faith Tidwell and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Services handled by Anderson Bethany - Rosewell, New Mexico.
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Published in Toledo Blade on June 12, 2014
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