ARIZONA CITY — Shelia Janet Leary, 75, of Arizona City died peacefully in her sleep at home on June 4, 2020.
Mrs. Leary was born in Missouri on Aug. 16, 1944, to Willie and Elbert Vaughn. She was the first woman volunteer EMT/firefighter in her community. She and her husband ran a successful upholstery business for 20 years.
She is survived by her husband of 35 years, Michael; four adult children, Tiffani Espinoza, Kelly Bilbie, Kimberly Greenberg and Steve Bilbie; two sisters, Rebecca Mione and Terrie Hooley; two brothers, Gail Vaughn and Charles Vaughn; 14 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two children, Michelle Espinoza and Robert Leary.
No service now due to COVID-19, but a memorial will be held in the coming months.