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Posted By Whitney & Murphy On August 4, 2021 @ 1:34 pm In Obituary | 18 Comments

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Rosa Leon “Rosie” passed away in the loving arms of her family on August 1, 2021. She was the daughter of Luis and Juanita Sandoval born August 8, 1927 in Miami, Arizona. As a young girl she and the family moved to Peoria, Arizona then later to Phoenix. There she met and soon married her husband of 63 years Severino Leon (1923-2013). They raised eight children together Carlos (Diane), Gloria Flores (Alex), Esther Rojas (Dennis), David, Martha Cuevas (Chris), Sylvia Ramirez (Paul), Ramon (Cheryl), Juanita Mead (Keith). She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She leaves behind her brother Porfirio E. Sandoval, 8 children, 14 grandchildren, and 8 great grandchildren. She took pride in her home and was an amazing cook and baker leaving behind her secret recipes to her daughters. She was the matriarch of our family and will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
On Monday, August 9, 2021 at St. Agnes Catholic Church, 1954 North 24th Street, Phoenix, a visitation will be held at 10:00am with Mass celebrated at 11:00am. Burial to follow at St. Francis Cemetery. Masks are highly recommended for all in attendance. Condolences may be expressed at www.whitneymurphyfuneralhome.com

Condolences for the family of “LEON, ROSA D.”

Condolence from Theresa on August 4th, 2021 5:50 pm

Hugs, love and prayers from The Krier Family.
I have many happy wonderful memories growing up with her youngest daughter Nita. The delicious smells from the kitchen, to just sitting and talking about things and listening to Spanish soap operas.
Rest in Peace momma Leon. You were a treasure and will be greatly missed by everyone.

Condolence from Jody Stein on August 4th, 2021 5:53 pm

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. She will be greatly missed and always in our hearts.

Condolence from Dianne, Larry Snyder on August 4th, 2021 5:53 pm

Our love and condolences to all of our Leon family! God took a beautiful lady home! “Grandma” was a wonderful person to everyone who knew her and will be sadly missed but at least she left us with tons of memories and funny stories! RIP Rosie till we meet again! ❤️

Condolence from Heather Smith on August 4th, 2021 5:54 pm

Rosie raised eight amazing children who demonstrate both her generosity and her strength. They in turn have passed this along to their children. Rosie’s inspiration lives on in many. ❤️❤️❤️

Condolence from Karena K Benson on August 4th, 2021 6:04 pm

Rest in peace beautiful momma. ❤❤

Condolence from Anita Rivas on August 5th, 2021 10:21 am

Rest In Peace Rosa Leon you are a welcomed soul in my heart and we Loved you as one of ours my condolences to all the Leon Family you will be missed always …

Condolence from Kristin Shealey MD on August 5th, 2021 11:00 am

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Ms Leon was a beautiful and sweet lady and will be missed.

Condolence from Vickie Alcantar on August 5th, 2021 4:44 pm

Thinking of you and your family at this sad time in your life. Sending love and prayers❣️

Condolence from Tammy on August 6th, 2021 6:10 am

May you family find peace knowing she is in the ultimate home now. Heaven will have the best tortillas and green chili now. Shecwas so loved and will be greatly missed. Praying your family and friends find comfort in the memories shared.

Condolence from Shane & Luana (Cumpton) Paulsen on August 6th, 2021 9:36 am

Deepest condolences to mi familia. So sorry for the loss of such a beautiful matriarch. I will greatly miss her cooking and tender loving care when we would visit. Wish we could be there for the services. Blessings and hugs to everyone.

Condolence from Hilary Cuevas-Balanon on August 6th, 2021 12:13 pm

We send our deepest condolences to the Leon family. Rosa will be greatly missed. Such a warm, and caring mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Her smile was instant happiness. God bless and may she rest in peace and love.
The Cuevas-Balanon Family (Hilary, Frank, and Nate)

Condolence from Marisa Bigler on August 6th, 2021 12:43 pm

Sending my condolences to Aunt Rosie’s kids, grandkids, and great grandkids. She was such a warm and wonderful soul who will be deeply missed by so many. I know that my grandma (a sister of Uncle Wero’s) now has one of her favorite people with her in heaven – they’re probably sharing stories and whipping up some delicious food right now! Sending love and hugs to my whole family.

Condolence from Kevin & Eunice Stahl on August 6th, 2021 2:08 pm

I never really knew her. I just work with her daughter, Juanita. I know that Juanita’s character and disposition are direct results of her mother’s loving instruction. I know she will be dearly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this transitional time.

Condolence from Carol Heinley on August 6th, 2021 3:50 pm

Such a special woman; she was beautiful on the inside and out. A gentle soul who will be greatly missed. Thoughts and prayers to the family who loved her so.

Condolence from Jesus on August 7th, 2021 12:32 pm

She was a powerful dedicated loving wife who devoted her life to making sure her family was always safe and cared for. She will be missed.

Condolence from Lydia Cota on August 8th, 2021 11:55 am

I am sending love to all of her children and family. So many of us love her. I am so sad and sorry for your loss. She was such a beautiful, kind, wonderful person. She became a Mom to so many of us. She always offered love and support. She is loved and will be missed.

Condolence from Jeffrey on August 8th, 2021 7:42 pm

My thoughts are with the Leon family. She was such a great lady and always accepted me as one of the family. I will forever be grateful for her hospitality and kind heart.

Condolence from Juan Sandoval on August 11th, 2021 7:31 am

Auntie Rosie was always so upbeat, kind and loving. Last I saw her in June we all had a nice long visit and I picked up some lunch for us. She asked me to pray for her and I told her she was in my prayers everyday. I am sad, but now she has been lifted to heaven by the angels and is in God’s care and love.

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