Leland Robert Curzon, born June 26, 1941, passed away peacefully at home on December 5, 2022. Born in Pocatello, Idaho to Eva Lucille Lish and Howard Robert Curzon. He was the youngest of six siblings.
Lee spent his formative years on his family farm in Inkom, Idaho, working side by side with his dad, where he developed his incredible work ethic that carried him through his life. It was a core value he developed that he passed on to his children. Lee’s father passed away when Lee was only 16 years old, this left a lasting impression that shaped him for the rest of his life. Lee was involved in sports in high school, where he played football and ran track. After high school, he chose to serve in the U.S Navy, stationed on the U.S.S Yorktown Aircraft Carrier during the Vietnam War. When he returned home in 1963, he faithfully served an LDS mission to the Gulf States Mission. Leland had a lifelong loving devotion to the gospel.
After returning home, he attended Idaho State University, where he met the love of his life, Calliene. They were married in November 1966, and over the next 10 years, they had 6 children and settled in Northern Utah. Leland provided for his family by working in retail sales, eventually becoming known in Utah as the go to guy for floor coverings, until he retired in 2007. After retirement, he was excited to travel, with the highlights being a fishing excursion to Alaska, and a Mediterranean cruise with Calliene. Dad’s favorite pastime was spending time in the kitchen, cooking for his family. He had a passion and talent for the culinary arts. He was a true blue, dyed in the wool BYU Cougar fan right until the end. His pride and joy were his children and grandchildren and was always happiest when they were around.
Lee was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Calliene, parents Eva and Howard, siblings Erma, Madeline, Ruby, Everett, and David. He is survived by his sister, Sylvia Hess, his six children, Sean (Tina), Chris (Wendi), Dereck (Fany), Candace (Austin), Trevor and Lance. He is also survived by 16 grandchildren, and one great grandson.
Dad, take our love with you and keep us in your heart on your continued journey. Thank you for the love you have given us. We are so grateful that you are our dad. We will miss you papa and know we will see you again.
A graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 10, 2022, at the Bountiful City Cemetery, 2224 South 200 West, Bountiful, Utah.