William Leon Stevenson, age 80, passed away on February 18, 2015, in St. George, Utah. He was born on September 29, 1934, in Cedar City, Utah, to William Edward and Alice La Verne Stevenson.
Leon grew up in Cedar City, Utah, and Las Vegas, Nevada. He attended College of Southern Utah where he met Winnie Nell Heywood. They married on July 15, 1955, in the St. George LDS Temple. They lived in North Las Vegas, Nevad,a for 18 years before moving to Walnut, California, where they lived for 26 years until retiring to Santa Clara, Utah.
Leon was an advertising and sales promotions manager for the west coast for Sears and worked in the retail industry for 30 years. He also was an operations manager for Mid Cities Paper Box Company for 10 years. He was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, serving as a Bishop, Stake President, Patriarch and at the time of his death a Sealer in the St. George LDS Temple. Leon and Winnie served a mission together in the Palmyra NY Church Historical Sites from August 2002 to February 2004.
He is survived by his children: Richard Scott (Marion) of Cape Coast, Ghana, Daniel Kent (Ann Marie) of Chino Hills, California, James Leon (Patti) of Monrovia, California, Janell Hall (Eric) of Glendora, California and Brian Boyd (Cheri) of St. George, Utah. He had 18 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Winnie; his parents; a brother, Boyd; and a granddaughter, Sara Jane.
- Funeral services will be held Friday, Feb. 27, at 11 a.m. at the Santa Clara LDS 15th Ward Chapel, 3680 Pioneer Parkway, Santa Clara, Utah.
- Visitations will held Thursday, Feb. 26, from 6-8 p.m. at Metcalf Mortuary, 288 West St. George Blvd. and on Friday, from 10-10:45 a.m. prior to services at the Chapel.
- Interment will be in the Cedar City Cemetery.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Metcalf Mortuary, 435-673-4221. For condolences, full obituary, and funeral listings please visit the Metcalf Mortuary website.