Leland P English  July 2 1930  June 1 2019

Leland P English July 2 1930 June 1 2019

July 2 1930 June 1 2019
Our father, Mr. Leland P. English, (Lee), departed this earthly life peacefully on 06/01/2019 at 7:55 a.m. at the Dixie Regional Medical Center, St. George, Utah. Lee was born on 7/2/1930 in Heber, Wasatch, Utah, the 7th of 10 children to Charles Luaine English and Gertrude Louise English. He married Jeanette Merlene Stanley on 7/27/1963 in Santa Monica, California. He was raised in modest surroundings in Sandy, Utah graduating from Jordan High School in 1948. He entered the Army in 1951 during the time of the Korean War. He was a decorated veteran, serving his country throughout the Korean War until he was honorably discharged in 1953. Lee was originally interested in pursuing an agricultural degree though changed his mind to engineering after becoming interested in the logistics of agriculture. He went on to become a highly educated aeronautics engineer, initially graduating from the Northrop Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Science degree in Aircraft Maintenance Engineering in 1960 and moving forward to being responsible for testing the major engines of the space shuttle. Lee was a man of the utmost integrity, always willing to help a neighbor in need. He has traveled the world, visiting several different countries to include Germany, Belgium, Netherlands and Canada. Lee is survived by: His wife of 57 years: Jeanette English, Toquerville, UT His children and their spouses: Daryl and Sherry English, Jacksonville, FL. Joe and Venera English, Auburn, WA. Diane and Michael Murray, Slidell, LA Lee and Rhonda English, Picayune MS. His 14 grandchildren and his 12 great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents and 9 siblings: Afton, Genevieve, Vernon, Lysle, Marjorie, Thomas, Phillip, Wilma, and Charlie The family would like to thank the doctors and medical staff at The Southern Utah Veterans Home and the Dixie Regional Medical Center, the staff at The Cremation Center of Southern Utah, friends and family for the love and caring shown to Lee during this time. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the Veterans Home at: Southern Utah Veterans Home 160 N 200 E Ivins, Ut 84738 We will be providing a very modest ceremony for immediate family only, per Lee’s wishes, on Wednesday, 6/5/2019 at appx 10:30 a.m. at the Toquerville Cemetery in Toquerville, Utah. He will be dearly missed. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Leland P English please visit our Sympathy Store.

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