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Roy LeMoyne "Lee" Leighton


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Roy LeMoyne "Lee" Leighton Obituary
ROY LEMOYNE "LEE" LEIGHTON 1929 2014 Roy LeMoyne "Lee" Leighton, 85, of Bloomington CA passed away on September 18, 2014 after a brief illness. Lee was born on July 3, 1929 in Los Angeles, the son of Roy and Masel Bailey Leighton. Raised in the Riverside, CA area, he graduated from Riverside Poly High School in 1948. Just over a year later he married the love of his life, Bette Jo Stewart in Yuma, AZ on October 1, 1949. The union, lasting 56 years, produced four sons. Robert "Bob", Gerald "Jerry", Ronald "Ronnie" and Michael "Mike". Lee was preceded in death by his wife, Betty and son, Ronald. Lee's interest in automobiles began while in high school when his father gave him a Model "A" Ford Roadster that he immediately "souped up" with a flat head V-8 engine. That was the beginning of a long Career of LEE LEIGHTON VW OFF ROAD RACING ENGINES OF RIVERSIDE, CA 1967-2003, winning numerous Engine Builder of the year awards for Score International. Left to mourn his passing are his three sons, Bob of Las Vegas NV, Jerry and his wife, Valerie of Hesperia, CA and Mike of Phelan, CA. Also left are his "little brother", Dr. Arvid Leighton of Tehachapi, CA; numerous grandchildren Mike Jr, Lindsey, Jonathon Gerald Jr, Tina Brandon and Stephani; great grandchildren. Dempsey, Cameron, Jackson, Quinton, Kingston, Chanel. A memorial service will take place on Saturday, September 27, 2014 at 1:00PM at The Orchard Church, 17508 Hercules Street, Hesperia, CA 92345. Funeral arrangements were made with the assistance of KERNS Mortuary, Hesperia, CA.


Published in Press-Enterprise on Sept. 25, 2014
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