Mary "LeAnn" DeLorto (1925 - 2016)

Mary "LeAnn" DeLorto (1925 - 2016)

With great sadness, the family of LeAnn DeLorto wishes to announce her passing on March 6, 2016 in Prescott, AZ with her lifelong caregiver and daughter, Marilyn DeLorto by her side. LeAnn was born the only child to George Byne and Daisy D. Victor on Dec 11, 1925 in Kansas City, MO. After graduating from high school, she enrolled in Pasadena College (Nazarene), from which she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in 1949. LeAnn began her teaching career by student teaching in Moorpark in 1948. In 1954 she married Ralph J DeLorto and began a family while continuing to teach. She settled in Fillmore in 1965 and taught 4th grade at Sespe School until her retirement in 1977.
Her passion during teaching was to help encourage learning to migrant students during optional summer classes and for students adept in art. Her second language was Spanish and she was an art enthusiast. She eventually relaxed into retirement to enjoy the active involvement of her four grandsons. She loved following each one with enthusiastic repose in their endeavors in life, which soon became their professional lives, marriages and two great-grandchildren, which kept her in awe.
She loved keeping in contact with friends and neighbors, as well as their children, always wanting to know "what they are doing now" in detail! LeAnn was always the one to send hand written cards and letters to those she loved and cared most deeply about.
She is preceded in death by her loving husband, Ralph J DeLorto, Sr., and stepson, Ronald DeLorto. She is survived by stepson Robert J DeLorto of Cusick, WA, sons Daniel DeLorto of Santa Paula, Tim DeLorto of Coeur d'Alene, ID, Byne DeLorto of Mt Shasta, CA, Ralph DeLorto of Prescott, AZ, daughter Marilyn DeLorto of Prescott, AZ, grandsons, Travis DeLorto, Jordan DeLorto, Christopher DeLorto and Robert A DeLorto, and two beautiful great-granddaughters, Tia and Ayla.
LeAnn loved watching and listening to birds, earning her the nickname "Birdie". She will always be remembered and forever missed on this earth. May she forever rest in the everlasting love of Jesus Christ, her Lord and Savior.
Private services were held in Prescott, AZ.