On May 15, 2015 Leilani Packer Haws of Mesa, AZ passed away after a valiant struggle, with family by her side. She was born October 25, 1937. Her name was well known for service to the Boy Scouts of America, a program she devoted her love and energy to for over 40 years. Countless boys and young men were helped in their advancement toward Eagle Scout by Leilani’s efforts. She was recently honored with the Chairman’s Award by the Grand Canyon Council. In the 90 years of the district, it was only the second time it was awarded.
Leilani was a faithful wife of 56 years to her husband Jim, a dutiful mother to Shawna; Stacey; Quinn; Justin; and Shaylene; also a proud grandmother to 8 grandchildren. She will be missed but her faith in Christ and the teachings of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints comforted her with the knowledge that she and her family will be together forever, reunited for eternity on the other side.
If you have fond memories of Leilani, or she touched your life for the better, remember her and her family in your prayers or give service to someone around you as this would honor her life and memory.
Funeral services held at the LDS Chapel at 977 E. Broadway Rd., Mesa, AZ 85204 on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at 10 AM with a 9 AM visitation. Arrangements by Bunker’s Garden Chapel.