Claudean “Deana” Lease of Apache Junction Arizona passed away peacefully at home on Nov. 1, 2018 surrounded by her family. She was 72 years old.
She was born on Sept. 7, 1946 in Hot Springs, Arkansas to loving parents, Claude and Vangie Sutton.
When she and her parents moved to Arizona, she met the love of her life Dennis Lease. The two married September of 1963 in Florence, Arizona. She was his beautiful wife of 55 years. They moved to Hayden, Arizona and later moved to Kearny, Arizona. The couple eventually relocated to Apache Junction in the 90’s.
She worked at Bashas’ for several years in the bakery department. She enjoyed cooking, crocheting, sewing, playing bingo and loved spending time with family and friends. She will be greatly missed by all of her family.
She is survived by her husband Dennis, son Christian, daughters Kimberly, Karen, Kelly and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She also leaves behind brothers Lee, Clyde, Claude, Rocky and sisters Jeanette, Kathy, Nina.
The family would like to express their gratitude to Hospice at Home of Arizona staff for the comfort and care they provided to Claudean and her family.
The family has planned private services. Donations can be made in her honor to The American Cancer Society.