Simon G. Leiva, age 88, passed away at his home surrounded by family, on Tuesday, February 21st 2017. He was born March 3rd, 1928, in Porterville, CA, he was a long-time resident of Stockton, CA. Simon was preceded in death by his loving wife Sarah, married 49 years. Also preceded in death by his son Ted Leiva, and grandson Isaiah Leiva. He leaves behind a legacy of 7 children; Belen (Francisco) Cardenas, Raymond (Gloria) Leiva, Becky (Steve) Villanueva, Naomi (Manuel) Harding, Vickie (Roque) Gevara, Greg (Julie) Leiva, Anthony (Rocio) Leiva, and Daughter-in-law Donna Leiva. Simon had 36 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren. Simon made his career as a truck driver. He loved gardening, taking the family on car rides, and was always ready to tell a joke. The Leiva family rejoices in the long life he was blessed with and finds peace in knowing he is celebrating in eternity with Jesus Christ.
Services will be held in his honor at Crossroads of the Valley Church, 3514 E. Main St. in Stockton on Monday, February 27, 2017. Viewing will be held from 3pm-6pm with services at 6pm.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, February 28,2017 at Crossroads of the Valley Church, 3514 E. Main St. in Stockton at 10am.
Burial will take place at Cherokee Memorial Park, Hwy 99 and Harney Lane in Lodi, California.