Jean Leon
1956 - 2020
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November 3, 1956

Jean Marie Leon was born November 3, 1956 at Memorial Hospital in Bakersfield, CA.

Her parents Benita Griego Maltby and Don Reuben Maltby were of the founding family of Bakersfield.

She was born and raised in Kern County where she resided her entire life. She attended college and graduated with an Associates Degree in Business.

Jean worked at BC Labs for 15yrs as a receptionist and at Cotterman Co for 20yrs as a receptionist as well. Jean married Rudy Leon, they had three children together. She is known for her kind heart, caring soul, and motherly ways. Many deemed her a 2nd mother to them as she took them under her wing to be cared for and nurtured by her.

Jean is survived by her husband Rudy Leon, her children: Christina, Melissa, Michael, her grandchildren: Angel, Jasmine, Mariah, Johnny, Brian, Aleena, her brother: Ralph Galindo and family.

She was preceded in death by her mother Benita, her father Don Reuben, her brothers Antonio and Joseph.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, July 14th from 4:00pm-8:00pm. Services will be held Wednesday, July 15th at 10:00am. Both services and visitation will be held at Greenlawn Memorial Park 3700 River Blvd. Bakersfield, CA 93305.

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Published in Bakersfield Californian on Jul. 12, 2020.
04:00 - 08:00 PM
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July 19, 2020
was friends with Jean and her brother Tony when they lived on Kentucky St. I was shocked to hear of her passing and would like to pass on my deepest sympathy to her family .
Steve Azevedo
steve azevedo
July 14, 2020
Jean and I met 30 yrs ago at BC Labs, but it was more than that, we bonded instantly at work as well as outside of work especially after I had my twins. She was such a loving, caring, giving person. She was with me through all my ups and downs from becoming a single parent to a major back surgery, Jean was always there for me as well as Rudy and the kids. Her family was her life and she made me feel like me and my kids were hers too!! I have so many fond memories, pics and videos of Jean that Ill always cherish, she was most definitely a one of a kind friend. May you rest in paradise my friend and until we meet again ❤❤❤
Holly Lorett
July 13, 2020
I met Jean 30 years ago when I started at BC Labs. She taught me the ropes. I know that her kids were her life and light. She was a fierce Mama Bear. So dedicated to her kiddos and her mom. We crossed paths a few times over the years but it had been far too long recently. I am so proud that she was a Grandma. She really helped me out and lifted me up. I am sure her family knows what a special lady she was. Take care and know positivity is all around you.
Rhonda Davis
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