William Leon Christian

April 10, 1931April 10, 2018

William Leon Christian, age 87, passed away April 10, 2018 in Tempe, AZ. William was born April 10, 1931 in Phoenix, AZ to William and Lina Christian. He worked for Food City as a Meat Cutter for 49 years and was a long time member at Bethany Bible Church. William is preceded in death by his wife, Marilyn and his daughter, Patty Vehon. He is survived by his sister, MaeDean Burns; his children, Debbie Hiatt, David Christian and Pamela Tarzwell. Grandhildren, David Vehon, Lyn Maszk, Dustin Vehon, Amy Heinlein, Sarah Grace, Andy Hiatt, Joel Christian, Brian Vehon, Todd Christian, Bethany Tarzwell, Drew Tarzwell; niece, Cathy DuLaine and great-niece, Dede DuLaine and 27 great-grandchildren. A visitation will be held at 12:00 PM noon on Sunday, April 15, 2018 with funeral services beginning at 1:00 P.M. at A.L. Moore-Grimshaw Mortuary, 710 W Bethany Home Rd, Phoenix, AZ. Interment will follow at Resthaven Carr-Genney Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Project Cure, ( or Foster Arizona, ( Arrangements entrusted to A.L. Moore-Grimshaw Mortuary


  • MaeDean Burns, Sister
  • Debbie Hiatt, Daughter
  • David Christian, Son
  • Pamela Tarzwell, Daughter
  • Marilyn Christian, Wife
  • Patty Vehon, Daughter
  • William Christian, Father
  • Lina Billings, Mother


  • Visitation Sunday, April 15, 2018
  • Celebration of Life Sunday, April 15, 2018
  • Funeral Service Sunday, April 15, 2018

William Leon Christian

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Mary Drown

April 15, 2018

Leon and Marilyn were members of the Berean Sunday School Class at Bethany Bible Church and my husband and I were also. We were in a share and prayer group with them. When my husband's mother was dying with cancer we were back in Arkansas caring for here in 1997. We received a lovely letter from Marilyn. It was so comforting and I have never forgotten it.