Leon V. O'Dell, 78, of Payson, died Sept. 17, 2004. He was born Feb. 3, 1926 in Brighton, Mich.
Mr. O'Dell married Marilyn G. Lipka Oct. 19, 1963. They moved to Arizona in 1974. He worked for General Motors Proving Grounds in Mesa. They lived in Higley, Ariz. until 1984 when they moved to Payson.
He served on the USS Solomon in World War II.
He is survived by his wife, Marilyn; sons: Mark, Douglas, and David; daughter, Colleen L. (Richard) Anglemire; brother, Steve (Pat) O'Dell; sister, Mable; 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two sons, Gary and Dennis.
Arrangements handled by Messinger Payson Funeral Home.