Edward O. Leon passed away midafternoon Saturday, June 29, 2013, after battling stomach cancer. Ed was a loving and devoted husband to his wife of 32 years, Marguerite M. Leon, and the most wonderful father to Ashley M. Leon. He was born December 10, 1959 in Mt. Shasta, Calif. to Carmen and Fransisco Leon and graduated from Weed High School in 1978.

Ed wooed Margie with his dancing moves at Fat City in 1979 and it was love ever since. Ed was a friend to all who knew him. He loved to laugh and was often the life of the party. He had recently retired as a gas serviceman after 23 years with Avista Corporation. A lot of his time was spent playing with his three dogs; restoring his 1970 Chevy; enjoying sports and movies; and listening to country music. With some persuasion from Margie he'd even gained an affinity for traveling. His body was broken by cancer but his soul will forever remain strong.