Teddy Leon Bingham- 81- peacefully passed away on December 23, 2011, at his home in Washington, UT. He was born September 21, 1930, to James Edward Bingham and Cora Emily Dunn Bingham, at his Grandmother Dunn’s home in Manassa, CO.
He attended area schools and graduated from Manassa High School in 1949. On August 29, 1950, he married Ramona Jean Coleman in the Logan Temple. They were married 42 years and together raised nine children. After Jean’s passing he married Lani Losee, on June 19, 1993, in the St. George Temple.
Leon was a dedicated member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He had a missionary heart and served stake missions in Maricopa, Casa Grande, Chandler and Mesa AZ. He and Lani served together in the New York, Yonkers mission and at the Family History Center in Mesa, AZ. He loved people and loved sharing the good news of Jesus Christ. He was an ordinance worker in both the Mesa, and St. George temples. He devoted many years to the scouting program. Leon was a farmer, welder, truck driver, salesman, business owner and worked many years in the drywall industry. He played many sports in his younger years. He enjoyed attending and coaching his son’s baseball games and loved a good game on TV. He was a poet, a tease, a joke teller and a gardener. His greatest love in life was his family.
He is survived by: his wife, Lani; sisters, Gatha Vance, Barbara White, LaRue Lawson and Doris Faye (Bert) Tieman; sister-in-law, Erma Bingham; daughters, Teddi (Fred) Schroeder, Brenda (Lynn) Reber, Cindy (Lars) Sorensen, Carol (Derek) DePriest; sons, Jim, Jack (Kim), Justin (Denise), Jay (Kimberlee), Jeff (NiKael); Step daughters, Kari (Brent) Theobald, Debbie (Vince) Cramer, Peggy (Todd) Woolley, Judy (Chris) Fischer; sixty-five grandchildren and sixty-three great grandchildren. Leon is preceded in death by his wife, Jean; brother, Keith; and grandson, Zachary Evans.
Funeral services will be held at 11a.m. Thursday, December 29, 2011, at the Washington Fields 10th Ward Chapel 628 S. 3000 E. Washington, UT. Friends and family may call from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. prior to services at the church. Interment will be Saturday, December 31, 2011. at the Mesa City Cemetery, Mesa, AZ.
Friends and family are invited to share condolences online at www.serenicare.com. Arrangements are under the direction of SereniCare Funeral Home, St. George, UT 986-2085.