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Oscar Leschhorn

Oscar Luis Leschhorn, 66, passed away Oct. 11, 2012, at his home in Fort Mohave, Ariz., with his loving wife, Peggy, and stepson, Conrad Meyen, at his side. He was born June 21, 1946, in Bogota, Columbia.

He will be missed and loved by his wife, Peggy, oldest daughter, Bridget, younger daughter, Michelle (Cobham), sisters Sonia Putney and Monica Miller. Also survived by stepson, Conrad Meyen, and stepdaughter, Janna Weatherby; grandchildren Shawn, aka LSM, Deagon and Currin. Along with his many wonderful friends in the community he also had an extended family in Dominican Republic recently brought together by his illness, prostate cancer.

He attended Buena Park High School in California. Oscar owned his first gas station, Phillips 66, at the age of 18 years old in Buena Park, Calif. In the early 80s moved his family to Big Bear Lake, Calif., and purchased the Mobile gas station and later converted it to the present Valero Gas Station. In 2004 he retired to Fort Mohave, Ariz.

Oscar had a passion for outdoor sports including wakeboarding in the early 90s along with snow-boarding, mountain bike riding, golf, bowling and jeeping. Oscar was a fun guy to be around and had a great sense of humor. The courage and strength with which he fought his long battle with cancer showed his true character and that was so admirable.

Please join us to celebrate his life, which will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at Mohave Valley Methodist Church, 1593 Lipan Blvd., Fort Mohave, AZ. 86426. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of Havasu.

"Big Bear Grizzly" Posted: Wednesday, October 24, 2012 10:33 am | Updated: 10:35 am, Wed Oct 24, 2012

Submitted by: Peggy Hooper