Leon J Danforth

August 22, 2021


Leon Joseph Danforth, 84, a Gig Harbor resident since 2018, died August 22, 2021. Leon was a Marine Engineer around the world and a Subdivision Developer as well as a Home Builder in Texas. He worked very hard until his retirement in 2005 and always enjoyed his family.


Family members include his wife, Elizabeth; sons, Lee, Michael, and Glenn of Houston, TX; Kevin of San Bernardino, California, and Allan of Kansas City; stepsons, Christopher of Lafayette, IN and Todd of Gig Harbor; daughters, Cheryl of Camdenton, MO, Carol of Raytown, MO and Kimberly of Harrisonville, MO; 18 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.


A Celebration of His Life will be held at the Living Word Lutheran Church, Katy, TX on

October 16, 2021. Further Celebrations will be held in Boston, MA and in Lafayette, IN.

Remembrances may be made to ST JUDE CHILDREN’S RESEARCH HOSPITAL, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or; or ALZHEIMERS ASSOCIATION, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011or In either please designate: In Memory of Leon Danforth, Notification Party Elizabeth Danforth, 5632 W Old Stump DR NW, Gig Harbor, 98332.

Arrangements by Haven of Rest, Gig Harbor, WA

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St Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105
Tel: 1-800-822-6344

Alzheimer's Association
225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago IL 60601
Tel: 1-800-272-3900

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