Leona Lilly Webb

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Leona Lilly Webb
September 21, 1935 - March 18, 2016
Leona Lilly Webb, 80, of Mesa, Arizona, passed away on March 18, 2016, at Hospice of the Valley at Friendship Village. She was born September 21, 1935, in Sedalia, Missouri to Amos Ellsworth Lilly and Eva Lorene Lilly. She grew up in Cross Timbers, Missouri where she attended high school and was both a cheerleader and a star player on the girls' basketball team. Leona also attended school in Kansas City and Independence, Missouri, and graduated from William Chrisman High School in Independence. She was a student at both Brigham Young University and the University of Utah, and she received an associate's degree from LDS Business College.
Leona had an unshakable testimony of the Lord Jesus Christ and his church. She served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) in the Gulf States Mission. It was there that she met George Richard Webb (Dick), who would later become her husband. They were married in the LDS temple in Salt Lake City on June 12, 1961 and remained married for the rest of her life, nearly 55 years. She loved church service and had many callings, including Relief Society president; but her favorite was choir director. Leona loved music and had a wonderful singing voice. Although she worked for many years as a personal assistant for Bendix Corporation, her favorite job was as a mother to her two children, David and Denise. Leona was a wonderful wife and mother, and a fabulous cook, having run a diner for several years during her youth. She made some of the world's best breakfasts.
Please join us the 9th of April 2016 at the Melba Senior Citizen's Center at 10 AM before her graveside service at 11 AM at the Melba Cemetery.

Published in Idaho Press Tribune on Apr. 3, 2016