Susan Jane Leonhardt

Susan Jane Leonhardt, 72 of Litchfield Park, AZ passed away July 26, 2017. She was born December 6, 1944 in Sioux City, Iowa to Howard and Bette Holdcroft. The family moved to Arizona in 1978. After many years in the Hallmark business, she returned to her college major of Education. She taught English and Reading at Pendergast Elementary School and Tolleson High School for years before retiring in 2011. She was not only a season ticket holder of the Arizona Cardinals but also a member of the Arizona Cardinals Big Red Service Team. She enjoyed the yearly vacations to Carlsbad, CA with her family.

Sue is survived by her daughters, Lisa Leonhardt, Mandy (Justin) Greene, and Kari (Gabriel) Calderon; sister, Jeanie (Lon) Reams; and four grandchildren, Jacob, Madison, Kaylee and Khloe. She was preceded in death by her husband, Larry L. Leonhardt; parents, Howard and Bette Holdcroft; and brother, Hod Holdcroft.

A memorial service will be held at 5:00 pm, Friday, August 11, 2017 at the Church of Litchfield Park, 300 N Old Litchfield Rd, Litchfield Park, AZ 85340. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of the Valley or to Colon Cancer research.

8 Comments on “Susan Jane Leonhardt

  1. Thank you for being my mom. I love you very much, I’ll see you sometime over the rainbow.
    Love, Mandy

    • Mandy I’m so sorry. I didn’t know she was ill. Please know my prayers are with you and your family. God bless

  2. Love you mom! You were an amazing mother and grandmother and life won’t be the same without you, but I know you are watching over us.


  3. There are no words to properly express what my mother means to me. She was my longest and best friend and her void will forever be felt for the rest of my days. Fly free mom, hug dad and grandma and grandpa for me. Please always stop by and visit. Love you always,

  4. I’m so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. I have many happy memories with her and the Holdcroft family. Much love to all of you during this very difficult time.

  5. My deepest sympathy to your family. Great memories of your family with the Mendenhall’s. Love to all.

  6. Lisa, Matt Papworth’s mom here. I remember your Mom from when you all were in grade school & high school. Such a nice lady with a beautiful smile. Sending hugs & peaceful thoughts to you & your entire family.
    Fondly Kate & Russ Papworth

  7. She was a wonderful mother, teacher, and friend. Pray God will bless you with peace in this time of grieving.

    Judy Mercy

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