LeahBeth McLaws, age 87, was peacefully called Home on Friday, March 12, 2021 surrounded by all her children. There to meet her was her eternal companion Jack and their son Kory, as well as her parents, Clark and Alice Willis Gardner, her brothers and sisters Maurice Gardner (Inez), Melvin Gardner, Merle Westover (Russell), Kenneth Gardner, Olga Butler (Claude), Geraldine Willis (Cleon), Orabell Shelley Porter ( Leland, Ken). Together, LeahBeth and Jack raised a family, Kayola Skinner (Phillip), Kory McLaws (deceased), Kenneth McLaws, Kaylene Stevens (Shawn), Kirk McLaws, Kimberly McLaws Hunt, J. Rodney Winkler. LeahBeth was a beloved grandma. Her legacy will continue through her 22 grandchildren Stephanie, Nicole, Zachary, Dallas, Brody, Kory, Tauren-Ashlee, Perry, Kayson, Chaz, Coda Jack, Savannah, Cade, Shaedynn, Hans-Fritz, Madyson, Montana, Connor, Boston, Jacklyn, Ledger and Keely-Ross, and 30 great grandchildren. LeahBeth worked side by side with her husband Jack running their businesses A&W, Navajo Concrete, Jack’s Place, McLaws Excavating, as well as owning and running LB&J Hobby Store. She was an amazing seamstress sewing costumes for plays and pom and cheer uniforms. She was a wonderful homemaker making a home not only for us but for anyone that needed a place. She was a faithful lifelong member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Day Saints serving in everything from Scouting, Young Women’s, Relief Society, Primary in both Stake and Ward level and endless hours at the Humanitarian Center. Visitation will be Sunday, March 21, 2021 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Bunker’s Garden Chapel, 33 North Centennial Way, Mesa, Arizona 85201, with a visitation beginning one hour prior to the service at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, March 22, 2021 at the Monument Ward, L.D.S. building located at 830 E. Lehi Road Mesa, Arizona.
There will be a livestream via zoom