Leland C. Vought

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Leland C. Vought 11/12/1923 - 2/26/2011 Leland passed peacefully at Hospice in Grand Junction, Co., with his family by his side from skin cancer. Born in Englewood, NJ. he was the son of Henrietta and Donald W. Vought. He attended school at Southern Arizona School (now Fenster). He enjoyed blazing trails and exploring the canyon pools of the Catalinas. With his friend Roger Hutchinson, they named their favorite pool, "Hutch's Pool". He served his country in WWII as a decorated 1st Lieutenant navigator/bombardier with the 14th Air Force in the China-Burma-India Theater. In 1946 he married Dorothy Darrow. He graduated with a degree in mining geology from the U of A and pursued his career in the mining industry in Tucson, Solana Beach, CA and Grand Junction, CO. Some of his interests included spear fishing, rockhounding, mapmaking, camping and golf. He is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Dorothy; children, Lee W. (Ellie) Vought of Tucson, Stephanie (Don) Martin of Colo., Connie (Tyler) Youngkin of Tijuana, Mex; grandchildren include Lee and Dan Vought, Janna and Rob Martin, John Youngkin,, Mariah Baughn and Jessica White. There are five great-grandchildren. Services were held last Tuesday in Grand Junction. Donations may be made to the Youngkin Orphanage c/o Children of Promise Int., 6844 Loop Rd., Centerville, Ohio, 45459. Arrangements handled by CALLAHAN EDFAST MORTUARY.

Published in the Arizona Daily Star on Mar. 6, 2011
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