Evangelina P. Leon

Date of Birth

October 17, 1930

Date of Death

July 11, 2022

City of Death

Santa Barbara, CA

Evangelina P. Leon, passed away July 11, at home surrounded by family. In rest she joins her beloved husband Antonio Leon, and son, Jose Leon. Born in Stratford, TX on October 17, 1930 to Jose and Guadalupe Perez. She grew up in Angamacutiro, Michoacán, Mexico and moved to Santa Barbara in the early 1950’s where she started her family with her husband.

She is survived by her children: Trina Lazalde, Alberto Leon, Lidia Rennix, Beatriz Leon, and Antonio Leon Jr. Her legacy includes 14 grandchildren, 35 great grandchildren and 11 great-great grandchildren.

Evangelina was passionate about her family, faith, community, gardening, traveling and attending Fiestas. She made sure to stay active and enjoyed walking in Douglas Family Preserve and the Mesa neighborhoods daily. Her door was always open as she welcomed and created a connection with her family and guests by expressing her love and affection through cooking delicious food.


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