Leigh was a native Texan and a woman of many talents. She was an avid photographer, knitter and crocheter. She enjoyed reading, watching movies, fishing, glamping, and taking long car rides in the country. Her foremost love was horses and dogs. She owned horses for most of her life and had a special place in her heart for Quarter horses and Paints; her two favorites were Beau and Buster. Leigh loved her dogs, with no less than two at a time as part of the family. While she loved all dogs, she was especially fond of German Shepherds and Rottweilers. Leigh aspired to obtain a Law Degree. While assigned to NOAA in Juneau as an office manager, she completed her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration through the University of Alaska and continued working towards her degree in Administrative Law. Leigh was a member of Christ the King Catholic Church in Belton and a member of the Women’s Ministry. She had a passion for knitting and crocheting Prayer Shawls, which she donated to the Church.
Leigh is survived by her husband of 41 years, Bob Maynard; her daughter and son-in-law, Amanda and Martin Redetzke; her two German Shepherds, Kayleigh and Magdalena; and her grand-dogs, Pablo and Chorizo, and grand-cat, Todd. Leigh is also survived by her brother and sister-in-law, Bud and Didi Hallman, her sister and her brother-in-law, Leslie and Jason Sanchez, and her sister and best friend, Alicia Dedear. Bob and Amanda want to give a special thank you to hospice nurses Adriane, Cicily, Heather, Chelsea, Randy, and Kimball for taking such excellent and loving care of Leigh over the past months. Our appreciation is beyond measure for all that you did to keep her comfortable up to her final breath.
Donations in Leigh’s name can be made to Christ the King Catholic Church in Belton, TX. Please also considering donating to the American Cancer Society and to pancreatic cancer research.
Editor’s note: Leigh Maynard was a member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish in Los Alamos where she was active in the Prayer Shawl Ministry before moving back to her beloved Texas. She fought a long and brave battle with pancreatic cancer prior to her passing.