Leita June Twyeffort was called home to heaven on Sunday, March 30, 2008. Born in Lawton, OK, she graduated from high school in Albuquerque, NM before marrying Mark Twyeffort in 1969. They had Marleta in Albuquerque, and moved to Nevada in 1976. Mark and Leita dedicated nearly twenty years to providing loving care to foster children in their Sparks home. Both Brandon and Steven came to them as foster children before Mark and Leita adopted them as their own. Leita was always involved in the Nazarene church and played the organ joyously for years before her health wouldn't allow her to do so. Even after her cancer diagnosis, Leita loved and encouraged people with letters and calls.
Leita is survived by husband, Mark Twyeffort; sons, Brandon and Steven Twyeffort; daughter, Marleta Fong, married to Erik Fong and grandsons, John Wood and Drew Fong. A service will be held on Saturday, April 5, 2008 at 1:30 p.m. at the Sparks First Church of the Nazarene, 2200 El Rancho Dr., Sparks, NV, 89431.
She lived a gracious, generous life, and will be missed by all who knew her.
Published by The Reno Gazette Journal and Lyon County News Leader from Apr. 2 to Apr. 3, 2008.