COALVILLE - Leon R. Maxwell passed peacefully on July 13, 2012, surrounded by his wife and family. He was born on December 6, 1928 in Park City, Utah. He married his sweetheart, Roma Jean Geary, on April 25, 1949, in the Salt Lake Temple. They have four children.
An active and adventurous man, Leon loved snowmobiling, hunting, boating, waterskiing, and piloting his own planes. He spent his time dedicated to those he valued most, his family, and created many memories with them during summers at Bear Lake. He enjoyed building and repairing his own toys, and quickly built a reputation as the town's go-to guy for help.
He graduated from South Summit High School, and began working for Brown's Equipment, where he would install and maintain dairy tanks and International Harvester farm equipment. He spent twelve years at Crandall Walker Motors, and retired after a twenty year career with State Farm Insurance, where he was the first recipient of the prestigious 60/60 Partner award. He served as a member of the North Summit School Board from 1966-1974. He is survived by his wife, Roma Jean, of 63 years, and his sister, Belva. Children: Connie (Tom) Swensen, Kelly (Judy) Maxwell, Rodney Maxwell, and Shanna (Clay) Atkinson. 10 grandchildren, and 14 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, July 18, at 11:00 AM at the Coalville LDS Stake Center, 90 S Main Street. A viewing will be held on Tuesday, July 17, from 6:00-8:00 PM, at the Coalville LDS Stake Center. Interment at the Coalville Cemetery.