Jan. 20,1928 – Oct. 19, 2017
Our beloved father has passed into eternal life and joined our mother on October 19, 2017.
LeRoy was born in Kersey Colorado to Antonio Apodaca and Adelaida Aragon. From there the family moved to Cheyenne Wyoming and in the 1940’s to Ely, NV.
He graduated from White Pine High School in 1948 and married the love of his life, Shirley Millick, in 1949. They had three children while living and working in Ely and in 1962 they moved to Reno and added two more.
LeRoy and Shirley loved to travel and especially loved traveling to Hawaii.
LeRoy was preceded in death by his loving wife of 65 years, both parents, and his brothers and sisters.
He is survived by his children Kathleen Suarez (Manuel), Judy Holladay (Ron), Don Apodaca (Denise Banks), Raechelle Apodaca, Chris Apodaca (Rachel), 11 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, 3 great-great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family would like to thank all the hard working caregivers at Brookdale Vista for taking such good care of Dad. We would also like to thank Kindred Hospice for making Dad’s last few weeks/days more comfortable.
On November 11, 2017, at 11:00 AM, Dad’s and Mom’s remains will be placed in the Ely, Nevada cemetery alongside Grandma Apodaca, after a small family graveside service.
Dad, you were the greatest. You gave us love, kindness and devotion, and were an example for us all. You helped to create what we are and for this we thank you.
The world is a better place because of you.