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DOWNEY – Downey resident David A. Leyba, born Sept. 24, 1937, passed away Nov. 19.
He was born in Pe?±asco, New Mexico and raised in Bingham Canyon, Utah. He attended Bingham High School and was the president of Brettler Corporation.
David was one of nine children born to Nicolas and Juanita Leyba. He was the husband of Evangeline Giron-Leyba for 52 years. He is also survived by his sons Kennth and Michael Leyba, daughter-in-law Berenice, grandchildren Andrew and Katie, sisters Ruth Gonzales, Florence Cruz, Francis Noorda and Mary Rogers, and brothers Nicolas and John Leyba.
He was preceded in death by brother Gilbert Leyba and sister Ida Gonzales. He will also be remembered by brother-in law Leo Giron and sisters-in-law Cecilia Berry and Ann Mortensen, along with nieces and nephews and other family members.
Viewing and rosary services will be held at Downey Zrelak Family Mortuary on Monday, Nov., 28, from 5-8 p.m., with the rosary at 7 p.m. Mass will be held at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church on Tuesday at 10:30 a.m.
The family will be hosting a reception after the internment. It will be held at the North Downey Church of Christ, 8836 Lindell Ave., in Downey.
Published: November 24, 2011 – Volume 10 – Issue 32