2015 December 29: Leona Call

On December 29, 2015 Leona Call passed away. Mrs. Call was the wife of R.L. Call, former president of Sav-on Drugs.


Leona was born February 4, 1927, in Port Orchard, Washington, the third child of John and Ruby Rice.


She attended school in Port Orchard and was active in social clubs and the Methodist Church. She was 16 years old when World War II started and met her sweetheart RL Call at a USO dance in Bremerton, Washington. RL was a young naval medic about to be shipped overseas. It was love at first sight as each separately confided in friends that they had both met the person they would marry. A few weeks after their first introduction RL was shipped overseas to participate in the battle of Okinawa. He sent Leona an engagement ring while in Okinawa. After his return they were married in the Methodist church in Port Orchard. They made their initial home in Star Valley, Wyoming, where Leona worked as a medical assistant for the local Doctor. It was in Star Valley where Leona converted to and was baptized a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. In 1949 Leona and RL moved to Southern California where they would spend the next 66 years.

Leona is survived by her children, Greg Call (Roya) of Ladera Ranch, Jeanette Palmer (Dennis) of Scottsdale, Arizona, Leanne King (Frank) of Show Low, Arizona and Gary Call (Suzie) of Huntington Beach, California. She is also survived by 18 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.

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