Harry Walter Leithead


Jan. 14, 1925 – April 5, 2019

COTTONWOOD, Ariz. – Harry Walter Leithead, 94, passed away April 5, 2019, at Country Care Assisted Living in Cottonwood, Ariz. 

Harry was born on Jan. 14, 1925, to Glen Walter Leithead and Mildred Cecil Walston Leithead in Colville, Wash. 

Harry served in the United States Navy in the Pacific Theater during World War Two. After his discharge, he met and later married Minnie Tuin on May 13, 1946, in Spokane, Wash. His loving wife Minnie passed away in March 2016 just two months before their 70th Anniversary.

Harry and Minnie were parents to five children: Vicky (Ron) Teeters, Gary (Aileen) Leithead, Roland (Sharon) Leithead, Norman (Cindy) Leithead and Jodi (John) Steuber.

Harry chose to serve his Lord and Savior and stayed true to that choice for more than 70 years.

Harry is survived by his five children, 15 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and one

great-great-grandchild. He is also survived by two sisters: Ruth Thompson and Glenna

Masters, many nieces and nephews and a host of friends.

He was preceded in death by his wife Minnie, parents, step-mother Blanche Leithead, brother, Carl Robert Leithead, and Sister, Sarah Schweichert. Funeral will be Friday, April 19, 2019, at the Westcott Funeral Home, 1013 E Mingus Ave, Cottonwood, Ariz. Visitation will be held at 10 a.m. with a Military Veterans Presentation and funeral service at 11 a.m. Harry and Minnie’s cremains will be interred together at a later date.

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