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Leona Sherman Carrillo

Leona Faye Sherman Carrillo, who once asked her mother if she could please be called “Mary Had a Little Lamb,” passed peacefully away on December 20, 2020. ‘Lee,’ as she finally settled on, was born in Douglas, Arizona in 1939 to Dallas Sherman and Clara Thomsen. Those of us left behind wish to honor her for the many wonderful memories that have been created and the example of courage and resilience that was such a natural part of her life. Lee is sealed to Lawrence ‘Larry’ Carrillo, and they would have celebrated their 61st anniversary on December 21, 2020. Surviving are their daughter, Kelli Weir (Rick), and son Kevin Carrillo (Julee). They have five grandchildren and their spouses of which they are enormously proud of: Christopher Weir (Amber), Megan Slobodan (Sean), Ryan Carrillo (Rachel), McKenna Haug (Todd), and Nathan Carrillo. They also have much love and amazement for their eight (almost nine) great-grandchildren: Isabel, Novali, Evelyn, Penelope, Paul, Alaina, Mateo, Jordan, and one yet to come.  Lee will be interred at Leavitt’s Aultorest Memorial Park.  Our memorial to our mother will be the way we live our lives each day with Integrity and Kindness. We invite you to leave your comments and memories of Lee at: www.leavittsmortuary.com  On this week before Christmas, we find great solace in the birth of our Savior, who made it possible for us to be resurrected and joined as families forever. In Lieu of flower please donate to your favorite charity. To send flowers to Leona's family, please visit our floral store.

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I was lucky to get to know Lee and Larry through my new friend, Kevin in our early college years. In short time, I viewed them as another loving set of parents. Sadly, time apart and relocations weakened the attachment. One of my biggest regrets. 40 years ago they encouraged me to pursue higher education career options but instead I pursued Fortune 100 business management opportunities. After 35 years I retired and joined Dallas ISD as a teacher too and now have my sights on a master's and PHD in Urban Education. Lee and Larry would have laughed and smiled at how I ultimately followed their advice.

Joe Bravo Nov 3 2021 11:27 AM

Larry and children: I loved and admired your Lee so much I have never forgotten her. She would come to me and get her hair done. While she set in my chair, which would always be at least one to three hours, we would discuss all of you. She was sooooo complementary and praise-worthy discussing her family. She would never say one negative word about any person that was in our conversation. It was always praises. I always admired her intellect, energy and enthusiasm for life. I am grateful for the opportunity to know her and be her friend. She has come to my mind several times these last several months. I loved her dearly!!!!! My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this hard time. Love you all, Fay Stacey.

Fay Stacey Dec 28 2020 12:00 AM

Dear Larry. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Mary Ellen McComb

Mary Ellen Mccomb Dec 26 2020 12:00 AM