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Leona Tucker

October 6, 1936 — January 29, 2024

Leona Mae Tucker 88, Passed away peacefully January 29,2024, in Fort Stockton, Texas 

Visitation for Leona Tucker will be held Wednesday, January 31, 2024, from 10am to 8pm at Heritage Funeral home of the Big Bend 301 N. Main St. Fort Stockton, Texas, Funeral Service will be held Thursday, February 1, 2024, starting at 11am at Heritage Funeral home of the Big Bend with Burial to follow on Friday, February 2, 2024. Leona Mae (Backhaus) Tucker was born on October 6, 1935, in Roscoe, Tx. to Bill & Norma Backhaus. She married R. H. Tucker in Sweetwater, Tx. on January 9, 1958.   She is survived by children, Melinda and husband Maelo Olivas, Rhonda and husband George Luera of Ft. Stockton; her son Rodney and wife Staci of San Angelo, Tx.; her grandchildren Malia Granado, Justin Brians, Jaren Brians of Ft. Stockton, Blair Tucker of San Angelo, and 6 great-grandchildren. She worked her biggest job as a homemaker and Mother and was very proud of faithfully handling the Secretary/ Treasurer dues of Faith Lutheran Church for over 50 years where she was a member. She worked over the years for a few different businesses in Ft. Stockton taking care of receptionist/ bookkeeping dues and doing whatever she could to help anyone out. She enjoyed her time serving as a member on the Ft. Stockton Ministerial Alliance Board and was a member of The Womens Auxilary at Pecos County Memorial Hospital . Throughout all of her jobs and volunteer work, she made so many life-long friends that she truly cherished.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband of 55 years, Roy Howard Tucker (2013), and sister Marie Mitchell.

Many thanks to the staff at Focus Care Nursing Center where she resided for the past 3 years. She enjoyed being there and was always thankful for her nurses and the friends she made there.  

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Wednesday, January 31, 2024

10:00am - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Heritage Funeral Home of the Big Bend

301 N Main St, Fort Stockton, TX 79735

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Funeral Service

Thursday, February 1, 2024

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

Heritage Funeral Home of the Big Bend

301 N Main St, Fort Stockton, TX 79735

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