Aurora Ann Leon
February 29, 1944 – December 22, 2022
Sacramento, California – Aurora Ann Leon passed away peacefully on December 22, 2022, at the age of 78.
She was a Leap Year Baby born in Pocatello, Idaho on February 29, 1944 to the late Amparo and Guadalupe Aldana. At the age of 10, her family moved to Sacramento where she attended Lincoln School. She was a graduate of Sacramento High School, Class of 1962.
Aurora was a people person with a wonderful personality who made many cherished, lifelong friends. She was equally loving to her family, especially to her only grandchild, Gabriel, the apple of her eye. She will be tremendously missed and forever loved.
Aurora’s career in California state service spanned 39 years. She retired in 2003 from the Board of Equalization as a Sheetfed Offset Press Operator II.
She loved to bowl, dance, golf, and travel. Her favorite vacation was a road trip across America with Phil and family. A member of the Mexican American bowling league for 44 years; in 2019 inducted into the Mexican American Hall of Fame. As the daughter of a WWII veteran, Aurora was a proud member of VFW Post 67. She was also the Kings biggest fan.
Aurora is survived by the love of her life of 38 years, Phil Diaz, and her precious grandson, Gabriel Gomez. Also preceded in death by her beloved daughter Alicia Gomez and siblings Rosemary, Louise, Robert, Raymond and Carlos Aldana. Additionally survived by her brother Guadalupe Jr. (Kathy) and sister Amparo Bonillas (John) as well as numerous nieces, nephews and a large extended family.
Friends are invited to attend services, all to take place at All Hallows Parish, 5501 14th Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95820. Visitation on Thursday, January 12, 2023 from 5 to 8 p.m.; recitation of the Rosary at 6 p.m. Mass of Christian burial, also at All Hallows, on Friday, January 13, 2023, 10 a.m., followed by interment at St. Mary Cemetery, 6509 Fruitridge Road, Sacramento, CA. (916) 452-4831. Masks appreciated, thank you.