Leland Read Elwell, 72, a former Garden City resident, died Friday, June 14, 2013.
He was born Feb. 23, 1941, in Warrensburg, Mo., to Hazel Rebecca Read and Leland Leroy Elwell. He graduated from Carlisle Military Academy in Bamberg, S.C. He served as a medic in the U.S. Air Force.
On March 13, 1966, he married Betty Jane Andersen in Atlantic, Iowa.
A registered X-ray and nuclear medicine technologist, Mr. Elwell set up the Nuclear Medicine Department at St. Catherine Hospital in 1971. He also volunteered for six years as a deputy sheriff for the Finney County Sheriff's Department.
He is survived by his wife, of Ardmore, Okla.; three children, Ethan Elwell of Ardmore, Angela Sanders of Fort Worth, Texas, and Jeremy Elwell of Tucson, Ariz.; four grandchildren; and two brothers, Roger Elwell of Naches, Wash., and James Elwell of Council Bluffs, Iowa. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Peg Mitchell.
Service will begin at 10 a.m. today at Mannsville Methodist Church in Mannsville, Okla. Burial will be at Mannsville Cemetery.
Watts Funeral Home of Madill, Okla., is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent to www.wattsfuneralhome.com.