Leonard Everett Otter, 91, of Phoenix, AZ passed away October 22, 2012 at his residence surrounded by family members. Leonard was born May 1, 1921 in Phoenix, Arizona and was one of three children born to Constant and Lenna Otter. He is preceded in death by his sister Constance. His brother Gene resides in Scottsdale, AZ. Leonard worked at Western Electric in Douglas, AZ, where he met the love of his life. They were married October 17, 1942 and returned to Phoenix where he has remained in the same home for 65 years. Leonard worked as an electrician and electrical maintenance prior to retirement. He worked for Tovrea Land and Cattle, Vernon Tool Co., and A 1 National Brewery. They are survived by 6 children, Len, Jr. (Norma), Michael (Sheila), Dennice Copeland (Ken), Kevin (Susie), Dianne, Karen Garcia (Jaime), 19 Grandchildren, and 14 Great-grandchildren. He will be sorely missed. Visitation from 7-8:30pm, with Rosary at 7:30pm, Thursday, October 25, 2012 at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix. Funeral Mass will be at 1:00pm, Friday, October 26th at Mater Misericordiae Mission, (Our Mother of Mercy Mission), 1537 W. Monroe Street, Phoenix, AZ. Interment will follow at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Mater Misericordiae Mission or Hospice of the Valley.
Sister Donna Otter
To Leonard´s dear family. I send my prayers and sympathy to all of you. May you know the peace and comfort of a loving God at this moment. love, sdonna
Cindy & Bob Lees
A majestic “old growth” tree has fallen.
The landscape, while beautiful, suffers from its loss.
The successive generations of “new growth” it spawned are challenged to serve as majestically.
They will undoubtedly achieve that goal…..
for they come from great stock.
We thank God for the gift of Leonard, Muriel, and their progeny in our lives.
Wity great sorrow in the passing, and great joy in the remembrance we offer our condolances and love to the entirre Otter family
Cindy and Bob Lees
Sister Francis Margaret Otter
The family of Leonard, you have my prayers and sympathy. May God give you the comfort and peace of knowing that Leonard now rests in his eternal home with our Father in heaven where we will meet him again. With love. Sister Francis Margaret Otter