Leon B. Waggoner

Friday, September 25, 2015

Leon B. Waggoner

June 17, 1921 - Sept. 24, 2015

CARMICHAEL, Calif. -- Leon B. Waggoner, age 94, passed away Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015, at his home in Carmichael, California.

He was born June 17, 1921, in Republican City, Nebraska, to Allen E. and Jenny (Shippert) Waggoner.

Leon graduated from Alma High School in Alma, Nebraska, in 1939. Three years later, on July 16, 1942, he entered the United States Army. Leon was honorably discharged on Nov. 5, 1945. Following his discharge from the military, Leon worked a survey engineer for the Bureau of Reclamation for 35 years. Following his retirement in 1980, Leon moved to Phoenix, Arizona, and then to McCook, Nebraska.

Leon married Laveda Kriste on April 6, 1947, in McCook. Following her death in 1989, Leon married Maxine Waggoner on July 10, 1993, in Alma.

Leon enjoyed bowling and playing golf. He was an avid Nebraska Cornhusker fan. Leon was a member of the McCook Memorial United Methodist Church, the VFW, American Legion, Eagles and the BPO Elks Lodge for 29 years.

Surviving him are two sons, Larry L. Waggoner of Carmichael and Kenneth L. Hartman of Vancouver, Washington; daughter, Patricia Ann Blalock of Albuquerque, New Mexico; granddaughter, Shannon and husband, Josh Cole and their children, Andrew and Heather of Carmichael; and grandson, Jon and wife, Kristine Waggoner and their son, Jacob, also of Carmichael.

Leon was preceded in death by his parents, and both wives.

Visitation will be at Carpenter-Breland Funeral Home in McCook on Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015, from 4 to 6 p.m.

Services will be Monday, Oct. 5, 2015, at 11 a.m. at Carpenter Breland Funeral Home with Pastor Alisa Parde officiating.

Interment with Military honors will follow in the Hendley Cemetery at Hendley, Nebraska.

Memorials may be given to the Memorial United Methodist Church, 105 East E St., McCook, NE 69001.

Carpenter Breland Funeral Home and Monuments is in charge of the arrangements. Please visit our website at www.carpenterbreland.com to sign our online guestbook for the family.