OBITUARY

Leigh Maynard

November 9, 1956March 7, 2021

Leigh Annette Maynard, born November 9, 1956, was with family when she passed away on March 7, 2021 after a long battle with pancreatic cancer.

Leigh was a native Texan and a woman of many talents. She was an avid photographer, knitter and crocheter. She enjoyed reading, watching movies, fishing, glamping, and taking long car rides in the country. Her foremost love was horses and dogs. She owned horses for most of her life and had a special place in her heart for Quarter horses and Paints; her two favorites were Beau and Buster. Leigh loved her dogs, with no less than two at a time as part of the family. While she loved all dogs, she was especially fond of German Shepherds and Rottweilers. Leigh aspired to obtain a Law Degree. While assigned to NOAA in Juneau as an office manager, she completed her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration through the University of Alaska and continued working towards her degree in Administrative Law. Leigh was a member of Christ the King Catholic Church in Belton and a member of the Women’s Ministry. She had a passion for knitting and crocheting Prayer Shawls, which she donated to the Church.

Leigh is survived by her husband of 41 years, Bob Maynard; her daughter and son-in-law, Amanda and Martin Redetzke; her two German Shepherds, Kayleigh and Magdalena; and her grand-dogs, Pablo and Chorizo, and grand-cat, Todd. Leigh is also survived by her brother and sister-in-law, Bud and Didi Hallman, her sister and her brother-in-law, Leslie and Jason Sanchez, and her sister and best friend, Alicia Dedear. Bob and Amanda want to give a special thank you to hospice nurses Adriane, Cicily, Heather, Chelsea, Randy, and Kimball for taking such excellent and loving care of Leigh over the past months. Our appreciation is beyond measure for all that you did to keep her comfortable up to her final breath.

Donations in Leigh’s name can be made to Christ the King Catholic Church in Belton, TX. Please also considering donating to the American Cancer Society and to pancreatic cancer research.

Services

  • Funeral Mass

    Wednesday, April 7, 2021

  • Committal Service

    Wednesday, April 7, 2021

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Didi Hallman

April 3, 2021

A happy reunion in Texas!

Didi Hallman

April 3, 2021

Leigh was more than a sister-in-law ... she is forever my sister-in-Christ. I've always admired her many talents, vivaciousness, & zest for life. On a visit to Texas, I was able to meet up with Leigh & Bob. They had just recently moved to Killeen, & Leigh had not been diagnosed with cancer yet. In retrospect, I realize how the Lord ordained that special visit for us. We took a photo of the 3 of us together, & it is a picture I treasure along with the sweet memory of the reunion. God gave Leigh the miracles of faith & strength to fight the cancer, defy the odds, & live long enough to see her garden grow, travel and visit friends & family, and enjoy a long-awaited honeymoon with Bob in Hawaii. Bob's attentive & loving care of Leigh is a testimony of the commitment they shared through more than 40 years & God's gracious hand on their lives. My love & prayers are there with Bob & Amanda as they grieve the loss & feel the empty place. I am comforted to know that because our Redeemer Jesus Christ lives, I will see my sister Leigh again in Heaven!

Michael and Latrice Pearson

March 31, 2021

Bob and Leigh have been our neighbors for three years now. Some of the friendliest people you can meet. We enjoy the talks on our back porch. Leigh would bring us dishes, because everyone knows she like to cook as well as knitting. When our son Marquez was born, she knitted a beautiful blue blanket for him.

We can go on and on about Leigh, but we would be repeating what everyone already knows. Leigh will be missed and our family appreciate the opportunity to have met her.

Hearts and prayers goes out to Bob, family, and friends.

Michael, Latrice, Marquez, and Princess!!!!

Maire O'Neill

March 28, 2021

Dear Bob and family,
I was deeply saddened to learn about Leigh's death. She became such a big part of Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish here in Los Alamos and we have missed her since she moved to her beloved Texas.

Maire O'Neill

Alecia Dedear

March 26, 2021

Oh, gosh. Where do I start? I met Leigh in Los Alamos where we were both enrolled in the Stephens Ministry training. We just clicked. We challenged each other’s thoughts and beliefs. We finished each other’s sentences. We had each other’s backs. We could’ve solved the world’s problems, if only someone would’ve listened to us. She was there when my world fell apart, and I hope she thought I was there when her’s did. Love you, Leigh, and I miss you like crazy. But I know you’re busy loving all your fur babies, large and small, and I would never wish you back. See ya later.

Leslie (Jeanne) Hallman-Sanchez

March 23, 2021

There are so many crazy memories about my sis. The one that really is coming to mind is when my dear Leigh Leigh shook me awake from a dead asleep: where she told me, "The rabbits are out and alone." Needless to say, I had one hard time going back asleep. In the morning I ask her what the heck. She said she doesn't remember that incident. From then on I nickname Leigh, Thumper. From that day on, I kept a recorder by my side of the bed. I was ready to get her. This is just a small tip of the stories I have about Leigh Leigh and myself.

Jeanne McCracken

March 22, 2021

Leah was one of my first patients after transitioning into Hospice nursing after 30 years of nursing. I can never express how much this precious lady taught me about loving a family. She was so devoted to all of her family and we always enjoyed a visit from the dogs when I was there. I missed her greatly when I moved to a different service area and always saved her visit to last because I knew my visit just may take longer than the allotted time. May her loving memories stay with all of you now and until we all meet again.

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