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Leslie Claybourne COOMBS

Male 1914 - 2002  (87 years)


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  • Name Leslie Claybourne COOMBS 
    Born 13 Jun 1914  Cardston, Alberta, Alberta, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 28 Jan 2002  Camarillo, Ventura, California Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried 01 Feb 2002  Valley Oaks Memorial Park, Westlake Village, Ventura, California Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I13637  Pioneer Ancestry
    Last Modified 25 Dec 2007 

    Father Leslie McLean Coombs,   b. 16 Oct 1882, Payson, Utah, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Feb 1917, Colonia Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 34 years) 
    Mother Sarah Ellis Day,   b. 1 Mar 1883, Mt. Pleasant, Sanpete, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Sep 1981, Provo, Utah, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 98 years) 
    Married 02 Jun 1909  Manti, Sanpete, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F24582738  Group Sheet

    Family V. BRIGGS 
    Children 
     1. L.B. COOMBS
     2. M.S. COOMBS
     3. D.L. COOMBS
     4. J.A. COOMBS
     5. R.M. COOMBS
    Family ID F24582745  Group Sheet

  • Documents
    1920 U.S. Census
    1920 U.S. Census
    COOMBS: Ellis, Esther, Dora, Leslie, Gladys
    1930 U.S. Census
    1930 U.S. Census
    COOMBS: Ellis, Esther, Dora, Leslie

  • Sources 
    1. [S229] Obituary, Deseret News, The (Salt Lake City, UT), 31 Jan 2002.
      Leslie Claybourne Coombs, 87, of Camarillo died Monday, January 28, 2002 following a brief illness.

      Leslie was born June 13, 1914 in Cardston, Alberta, Canada. Was a resident of Camarillo and Thousand Oaks for the past 38 years, coming from Burbank in 1963. Leslie grew up in Fairview, Utah where he was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and he became an Eagle Scout. He graduated from the University of Utah with a BS degree in Aeronautical Engineering and earned the rank of 2nd Lieutenant in the ROTC program. Upon graduation, instead of being commissioned it was determined that his expertise in engineering was needed in support of the war effort of World War II. Leslie served his first full time mission for the Church at the age of 21 to France and Belgum for two and a half years. After his mission he returned home to Fairview, Utah and married the love of his life, Verna Briggs Coombs on Dec. 18, 1939 in the Manti Utah Temple. His second mission for the Church was with his wife to Scotland and Northern Ireland in 1980.

      Leslie's career as an aeronautical engineer began in San Diego and continued to Texas and for 28 years he was with Lockheed in Burbank, CA. After his retirement in 1983 he did consulting work for various companies for approximately ten years.

      Leslie was an avid golfer, tennis player and reader. He enjoyed riding his motorcycle, working with his hands and service in the Church.

      He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Verna of Camarillo; son and daughter-in-law Leslie Briant and Evone Coombs of Crystal Lake, Illinois; daughters and sons-in-law: Margaret Sue and Clifford Bursett of Camarillo, CA; Donna Lee and Joseph Corno of Orem, Utah; Joyce Ann and James Burdick of Wildomar, CA; Roberta Mae and Blaine Ostler of Billings, Montana; 25 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and his sister Esther Durfey of Bicknell, Utah. Leslie is preceded in death by his sisters: Dora Jacobs and Gladys Coombs and his parents Leslie McLean and Sarah Ellis Coombs.

      Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. with the funeral service following at 11 a.m. on Friday, February 1, 2002 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Ward Chapel, 4345 W. Los Posas Road, Camarillo. Burial will follow at Valley Oaks Memorial Park in Westlake Village. Assisting with funeral arrangements is Pierce Brothers Mortuary, 1075 East Daily Drive, Camarillo. (805-482-2711).