Evelyn “de Dee” Leon was called home to be with the Lord Jesus on November 28, 2013 at the age of 92. de Dee was born in Cheyenne, Wyoming on March 27, 1921. She moved to the Valley when she was 11 years old, graduated from Phoenix Union High School and went on to attend art school in Detroit. de Dee was an amazing wife and mother who found much joy in cooking and caring for her family. She is preceded in death by her husband Ramon, Parents George and Mary Detalente, son Tony Marchese and granddaughter Denise Kellogg. de Dee is survived by two daughters Chickie Marchese and Dee Ann Kriebs, six grandchildren andfour great, grandchildren. A Memorial Service will be held at 10am, Saturday, December 14, 2013 at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the River Church or the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation.