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Leona Mae Lemelle

May 11, 1933 ~ June 19, 2019 (age 86)

Obituary

Leona Mae was born May 11, 1933 to Jules and Felician Auzenne, in Leonville, Louisiana and went home to the Lord on June 19, 2019.  The second of four children, she graduated from Holy Ghost High School. 
On October 10, 1950, she married Norman Lemelle and together they built a life in California with their six children, Sharon, Craig, Rhonda, Leon, Julia, and Catherine. They lived in several cities throughout California during their married life.  After Norman’s death in 2015, Leona relocated to Chino Hills.
During her life, she was devoted  to  faith and family and was a cherished community member.  Leona worked as a seamstress, and in later years at La Puente High School and then Bishop Amat Memorial High School as an attendance office clerk and for a short time as a teacher’s aide.  She and Norman were dedicated volunteers in each of parishes, including Saint Louis of France in La Puente and St. Vincent Ferrar in Sun City where they met many new friends. They enjoyed camping and spending time with friends and family.
She is preceded in death by her husband Norman, her mother Felician and father Jules,  brother Phillip, sisters Julia and Nola, and  grandchildren, Ricardo, Rafael, and Gloria, and numerous other relatives. She leaves behind her six children, daughter-in-law Karen Lemelle, sons-in-law Richard Chabran, Robert Eggers, and David Gorman, 18 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.

In lieu of flowers, the Lemelle family is asking for you to please donate, to The UC San Diego Cancer Center Research Fund, Thank you.

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Services

Visitation
Tuesday
June 25, 2019

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Upland Chapel
525 W. 18th st.
Upland, CA 91784

Recitation of the Rosary
Tuesday
June 25, 2019

7:00 PM
Upland Chapel
525 W. 18th st.
Upland, CA 91784

Funeral Mass
Wednesday
June 26, 2019

11:00 AM
St. Paul The Apostle
14085 Peyton Dr.
Chino Hills, CA 91709

Committal
Wednesday
June 26, 2019

1:00 PM
Queen of Heaven Catholic Cemetery
2161 S Fullerton Rd.
Rowland Heights, CA 91748

Gathering of Family and Friends
Wednesday
June 26, 2019

2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
St. Paul The Apostle
14085 Peyton Dr.
Chino Hills, CA 91709

Donations

UC San Diego
9500 Gilman Dr. #0937, La Jolla CA 92093
Tel: 1-858-534-1610
Email: giving@ucsd.edu
Web: https://espi.ucsd.edu/make-a-gift

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