William Robert Leekey

William Robert Leekey, 79, died Mar. 14, 2009.
He was born in San Diego on Jan. 25, 1930, to William and Evelyn Leekey. He was the big brother to five sisters, moving often between California and Oregon. He graduated from Eagle Point High School in 1949.  In 1952, he married Carleen White in San Diego and promptly
moved her to a ranch near Shady Cove.. After the ranch closed, they returned to San Diego to raise their two girls.
Mr. Leekey was a land surveyor, but lived for family weekend outings. He retired at the age of 55, spending nine months each year traveling with his wife. In 1993, they sold their San Diego home and moved back to Shady Cove, splitting time between there and the desert east of San Diego. Last fall they moved into Farmington Square in Medford.
Mr. Leekey leaves behind his beloved wife, daughters; Starlene Collins, of Medford and Sheri Schulz of San Diego; two sons-in-law and five grandchildren. He was only preceded in death by his parents.
A memorial service was held Mar. 21 at Medford First Church of the Nazarene.

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