Leo Koontz

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Koontz, Leo Christian

Leo Christian Koontz was born April 27, 2017 to parents Lisa Koontz and Clay Koontz of Albuquerque. Leo's time with us, while short, provided many smiles and joy to everyone. The family and friends of Leo lovingly anticipated his arrival and looked forward to sharing our lives with him. Leo touched so many lives and was such a source of inspiration during his short stay with us. His brief gift of life was treasured tremendously by his parents, grandparents, and deeply caring hospital staff. Leo was greeted in heaven by many dear family members who are enjoying our precious boy's company until we meet him again.

Leo Christian Koontz passed away at UNMH on April 30, 2017. Leo was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather Larry Hugh Williams in 2002.

Along with his parents, Leo is survived by his maternal grandmother Sandy Jeanne Williams of Albuquerque, paternal grandparents Jim and Marilee Koontz of Corrales, paternal great-grandmothers Lorna Lund of Longmont, CO and Ella Dee Koontz of Corrales, two uncles Larry Matthew Williams of Albuquerque and Justin Baylor Koontz and his wife Taylor and children Kaden, Kash, and Khloe all of Lubbock, TX.

The family would like to thank the many caregivers, family and friends who tirelessly prayed for us as well as for Leo's recovery.

The family requests memorials in memory of Leo Christian Koontz to the University of New Mexico Foundation for Neo Wellness.

Services will be held at 11am Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at St. Luke Lutheran Church 9100 Menaul Blvd., Albuquerque, New Mexico. The family will receive friends at the church beginning at 10am. Burial will take place at 2pm at Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Casket bearers will be Matt Williams, Jim Koontz, Justin Koontz, and Kennis Berard.

All arrangements are under the direction of Chavez Funeral Home, 830 N. Fifth Street, Fort Sumner, New Mexico. (575) 355-2311. To place an online tribute or sign the guest book go to


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Published in Albuquerque Journal on May 9, 2017