Leona Jane Medina was born on September 26, 1969, in Crescent City, California, the daughter of Richard and Lola (Spates) Ray. Leona passed away peacefully on September 17, 2020, at the age of 50 years, 11 months and 22 days.
Leona grew up in Crescent City, graduating from Crescent City High School. She was a member of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde (Oregon), and was a proud member of the Jehovah’s Witness. One of her favorite scripture passages was John 5:28-29 (NWT) “Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out…”
Leona is preceded in death by her sister Stacy Kestler. She will be forever remembered by her children: son Jose Edu Medina-Ray and his wife Sierra of Belleville, Kansas, and daughter Chelsie Leal of Medford, Oregon. Leona loved her grandchildren, Fox Medina-Ray, Grey Medina-Ray, Mekhi Sanders and Emire Leal, who will cherish the memories of their grandma forever. Leona is also survived by her mother, Lola Phelan of Crescent City, California, and sisters Annette Martinez and Lori Ray.
Cremation was chosen, private family services will be held at a later date. Tibbetts-Fischer Funeral Home of Belleville, Kansas, assisted the Medina family with these arrangements, www.tibbettsfischerfuneralhome.com
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