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Obituary: Nancy Louise Taft Leinbach

Nancy Louise Taft Leinbach

Nancy Louise Taft Leinbach

Nancy Louise Taft Leinbach, passed away peacefully in her 91st year at home in Cottonwood Heights, Utah, on Monday morning at 9:20 on December 19, 2016.

Born, March 1, 1926, and raised in Binghamton, New York. She was the daughter of Frank William Taft and Villo Latcher Taft, sister, Suzanne, “Taffy,” and brother, Frank, who died in infancy. Nancy married Robert Rich Leinbach on June 21, 1947.

She is survived by her five children, William T. Leinbach (Jana), Kathryn R. Leinbach Tenney (Harold), James N. Leinbach (Jill), Jon S. Leinbach (Peggy), Betsy V. Leinbach Cahoon (Robert); 18 grandchildren; and 46 great-grandchildren, all of whom have brought her great joy, and an abundance of love.

Nancy loved Florida. She lived there for 40-plus years; she loved everything dealing with water. She put on water shows and taught children of all ages to swim. She also loved to cruise with her family and friends. After her husband passed away on Jan. 13, 1991, she served a two-year LDS mission in the North Carolina Raleigh Mission. She had a special gift of teaching. While in Prescott, she taught Sunday School, Relief Society, Gospel Doctrine and Institute Classes. Nancy loved people and loved sharing the Gospel with those around her. She was an amazing missionary and teacher the remainder of her days.

After living in Florida, she moved to Prescott, Arizona, in 1997 for 13 years. She then moved to St. George, Utah in 2012 and finally to Cottonwood Heights in 2014.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, January 7, 2017 at 11 a.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on 1101 Sandretto Drive in Prescott, Arizona. Cards can be sent to 7907 N. Sage Vista, Prescott Valley, AZ 86315.

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