Leon Joseph Coufal 1958-2024

Leon Joseph Coufal, age 65, resident of Bishop for 10 years, was born in Los Angeles, CA on June 19, 1958.  He passed away peacefully in his sleep at 10:57pm on April 16, 2024, at the Bishop Care Center. He was surrounded by his highest earthly priority, his family.

Lee, as most people knew him, was born in Los Angeles, and was raised in Anaheim, CA. He lived his adult life in Port Angeles, Washington and La Mirada, CA before moving to Bishop. Besides his family, he loved fishing, woodworking, and clocks (Certified Horologist).  He was professionally a heavy equipment operator, and cabinet and furniture maker.

He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Alois and Phyllis Coufal, and brother Michael Coufal.   He is survived by his daughter Jessica (Sean) Gray of Irvine, CA;  5 siblings: sister Irene Miller of Bishop, brother Gene (Nancy) Coufal of Bishop, sister Charlene Coufal (Bruce Burton) of Anaheim, CA, brother Marvin (Kim) Coufal of Crestline CA, sister Judy (Ken) Delu of Lodi, CA; 9 nephews and nieces: Thomas Miller of Bishop,  Megan Miller of Bishop, Emily (Derrick) Johnson of Mammoth Lakes, CA, Liz Coufal of Bishop, Chas Coufal (Amy) of Bishop, Celiese Yawman (Damien) of Idyllwild, CA,  Amanda and Ashley Delu of Lodi CA, and Austin (Mikayla) Coufal of Crestline, CA; and 7 great nephews and nieces, Maxwell Osendorf, Kyla, Wesley and Lily Johnson, Raine Coufal, Devin and Eva Yawman, and Kate Coufal.

His family wishes to express their thanks to the Bishop Care Center staff and NIHD medical community for their loving care for Leon.

A graveside service will be held at the Line St Cemetery on May 18, 2024, at 12:30.

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