Date of BirthJuly 19, 1963

Jeffrey N. Leishman Obituary

Date of BirthJuly 19, 1963

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Date of PassingApril 03, 2015

Jeffrey N. Leishman Obituary

from Rochester, Utah, United States

Jeffrey N. Leishman, 51, passed away peacefully at home on April 3, 2015, after a courageous battle with ALS/FTD. Jeff was born on July 19, 1963, in Logan, Utah, to Gary and Geraldine Leishman. He grew up the fourth of five children in a lively home with three brothers and one sister in Hyrum, Utah. He graduated from Sky View High School and loved spending time with family and friends snow skiing, waterskiing and playing sports.Jeff was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served in the New York, Rochester mission. Jeff's life reflected his love for our Savior Jesus Christ and His Atonement. Jeff had an unwavering testimony of the Gospel and its restoration and exemplified selfless devotion to his family, friends, and his various church callings. Jeff enjoyed connecting with people and had an uncanny ability to accept and love without judgment.Jeff graduated from Utah State University with a degree in mechanical engineering and served as athletic vice president student body officer. His loyalty, combined with his mischievous fun-loving spirit, inspired the infamous Spectrum water bomb incident against UNLV. He remained a "True-blue Aggie" throughout his life, assisting with fundraising efforts and attending games with his family. He went on to have a successful career at Williams Gas Pipeline holding various positions. He was employed with Williams for 20 years until he medically retired in March 2013. Jeff married his best friend, Julie Cloward, in the Salt Lake Temple on July 30, 1993. He and Julie have four children, Ashley, Alexa, Landon and Keaton, whom Jeff adored. He loved spending time with his kids, supporting their dance and piano recitals, sporting events, snow and water skiing, and family outings. He is survived by his wife, Julie, and children; Ashley, Alexa, Landon and Keaton; mother, Geri Leishman; siblings, Bruce (Carolyn) Leishman, Lesa (Dan) Price, Kelly (Cindy) Leishman and Dana (Ann) Leishman. He was preceded in death by his father, Gary B. Leishman.Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 9, at the North SL Stake Center, 900 Eaglepointe Dr., North Salt Lake, Utah. Viewings will be from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday and from 9-10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Stake Center. Interment will take place at the Lake View Cemetery at 1640 Lakeview Dr, Bountiful, Utah. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Russon Brothers Mortuary, Bountiful, Utah. In lieu of flowers, kindly consider a donation to the LDS General Missionary Fund. Checks can be made out to The Foothill LDS Ward. Special appreciation to the Foothill Ward and neighborhood, and his friends from Williams Gas Pipeline for their charitable service and kindness. Online condolences and memories may be shared at www.russonmortuary.com.
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