With great sadness and very heavy hearts we announce the passing of Leanne Marguerite Steuer who lost her battle to be revived by a valiant medical team at Banner University Medical Center on 11 July 2023. Leanne was born on 15 August 1959 in Concord, CA to Shirley and Stephen Patterson, both deceased. She is survived by her loving husband Steven Steuer and their magnificent daughter Laura, along with sisters Leslie Ochoa and Penny Bronder.\n\nLeanne attended Antioch High School in Antioch, CA in June 1977. She went on to a fruitful career as a back office medical assistant for an exceptional diagnostic doctor in Southern CA through 1995. While attending further education in the medical field, she was swept away by Steven, then in the US Navy in San Diego. They were married in Oro Valley, AZ on 13 October, 1996. She gallantly fulfilled the toughest job in the Navy as a beloved Navy wife and mother in Norwich, CT where their daughter was born, and in Albuquerque NM, Cape Canaveral FL, and Naval Weapons Station Earle in Colts Neck NJ. Upon retirement, the Steuers’ settled in Oro Valley, AZ in 2006. \n\nLeanne exuded love, care, confidence and determination in everything she tackled from back office medical assistant to Licensed Practical Nurse to exceptional homemaker and amazing mother. She pursued scripture and bible studies throughout her time from Southern CA to the very last day on this earth; she was ready whenever the good Lord decided to take her unto Himself as a prepared Christian. She served as Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society counselor helping many service members. Her talents ranged from determined big sister, passionate cook, choir singer, music appreciation, Ancestory.com explorer, Sudoku player, and dog lover. She was a devoted member of Philanthropic Education Organization (PEO) sisterhood. Most importantly, she was a devoted wife and mother filled with vigor for those roles. She had a remarkable gift to listen and connect with anyone with whom she came in contact. She was a force to be reckoned with providing the greatest gift of love and strength to so many including her family, friends and colleagues. She will be most dearly missed.\n\nA celebration of life is being planned for Autumn in Oro Valley. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to either Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society or Beauty From Ashes Ranch.