Leslie Lucille <I>Martin</I> McKean

Leslie Lucille Martin McKean

Birth
Cliffside, Rutherford County, North Carolina, USA
Death 29 Jan 2018 (aged 87)
Elko, Elko County, Nevada, USA
Burial Saint George, Washington County, Utah, USA
Memorial ID 187215699 · View Source
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Leslie Lucille Martin McKean, age 87, passed away peacefully on January 29, 2018 in Elko, Nevada. She was born in Cliffside, North Carolina on April 29, 1930 to Fred and Lenorah Martin. She grew up in Asheville, North Carolina, the oldest of three daughters. Her sisters are Beadie Hamlin and Meatrice Weimann of Asheville, NC. Leslie attended public schools and graduated salutatorian in her class. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. She served a church mission in the Central Atlantic States.

She married Theo Emery McKean on August 22, 1950 in the Salt Lake Temple. She and her husband raised their family in North Carolina, St. George, UT, Cedar City, UT and Salt Lake City, UT. She and her husband retired and moved back to St. George, UT for many years. After her husband’s death in January 2016, Leslie went to Elko, NV and stayed with her son and daughter-in-law, Paul and Cerelina McKean. Later, Leslie entered Highland Manor Nursing Home in Elko, where she eventually passed away.

Leslie and Theo raised four sons: Paul Shepherd McKean (Cerelina), Joseph Martin McKean (Angela), Matthew Emery McKean (Julie) and David Theo McKean (Leah). Grandchildren include: Jesse Paul McKean (Kathleen), Shaun Raymond McKean (Robyn), Kelly Martin McKean, Joseph Kade McKean, Jasmine McKean Neider (Kelby), Joshua Theo “JT” McKean, Jenna Leslie McKean, and Matthew Coltt McKean. Great-grandchildren include Michael Ivin McKean, Jesse Manuel McKean, Celeste Concepcion McKean, Cooper Brent McKean, Ryder Shaun McKean, Shelby Afton McKean, Harlie Elizabeth McKean and Navie Iva Neider.

Leslie loved God, her husband, family and countless friends. Everybody who knew Leslie adored her. She was intelligent, articulate, outgoing, affectionate, understanding and compassionate. She enjoyed acquiring new knowledge throughout her life. She extended herself in her efforts to make other people happy. All who knew her will miss her greatly.

Leslie’s two sisters, three of her children, six of her grandchildren and eight of her great-grandchildren survived her.

Leslie’s parents (Fred and Lenorah Martin), her husband (Theo McKean), her oldest son (Paul McKean), and two of her grandchildren (Kelly McKean and JT McKean) preceded her in death.

Viewing will be held Friday, February 9th from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Spilsbury Mortuary, 110 S. Bluff St., St. George, UT 84770. A second viewing will be held Saturday, February 10th from 12:30 p.m. to 1:40 p.m. at the LDS chapel located at 550 E. 700 S., St. George, UT. The funeral will be held at the same chapel at 2:00 p.m. She will be buried in the Tonaquint Cemetery.

Arrangements are made under the direction of Spilsbury Mortuary


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  • Created by: Ross Woolsey
  • Added: 9 Feb 2018
  • Find a Grave Memorial 187215699
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Leslie Lucille Martin McKean (29 Apr 1930–29 Jan 2018), Find a Grave Memorial no. 187215699, citing Tonaquint Cemetery, Saint George, Washington County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Ross Woolsey (contributor 46894751) .