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