Leonard LeRoy Christian, 75
TOMBSTONE — Leonard LeRoy Christian died at his home on May 12, 2019 at the age of 75. He was born in Ordway, Colorado on January 14, 1944 to Champ Clark Christian and Bessie Eileen Owen Christian. Leonard came to Arizona in 1969 and became an Iron Worker and Jeweler, operating Sun Country Gems. He was a 32nd degree Mason, and was a member of the Camp Stone Lodge#77 F & AM. He and his wife raised and raced horses from 2000 until 2010. They started raising bucking bulls in 2018 and continued to raise them until his death.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Ella Cowan; his son, Clay Christian of Navarre, Florida; his granddaughters, Amanda Christian, Savannah Christian of Pensacola, Florida, and Shelby Christian Barnes; and one great-grandchild.
Leonard is also survived by his brother, Ronnie Christian; sister, Kathy Christian; and cousin, Chris Christian. Preceding him in death were his parents; a son, Cole Christian; brothers, Ernie and Donald “Red.”
Masonic Graveside services will be 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 16, 2019 at the Double C Family Cemetery, 2621 E. Deer Run, Tombstone, Arizona 85638. Please dress in comfortable outdoor country clothes.
Contributions would be appreciated to Shriners Hospitals for Children at www.shrinershospitalforchildren.org in lieu of flowers. You may express condolences at www.westlawnchapelmortuary.com Services entrusted to Westlawn Chapel, Mortuary and Crematory of Willcox, Arizona.