Burton Leon Malone

COPELAND - Burton Leon Malone, age 81, died April 28, 2020 at Lone Tree Retirement Center in Meade. He was born on March 19, 1939 at home on the family farm south of Copeland, the son of Roy Burton and Natalie Corinne (Hesser) Malone.


Leon attended school in Plains, graduating from Plains High School in 1957. He married Wanda Lauppe on August 24, 1958. Leon was a truck driver, hauling cattle for area feed yards. Leon later married Barbara DePriest on June 11, 1993 in La Junta, CO. She survives.


Leon is survived by his wife, Barbara of Meade; three daughters, Debbie Brown of Sublette, Connie Van Winkle of Fowler, and Pamela Tonnessen of Towner, ND; five grandchildren, five great grandchildren, two sisters, Charlotte Keller of Halstead and Diane Palmer of Meade; and two brothers, Donald Malone of Plains and Elmer Malone of Cimarron. He is preceded in death by his parents; sister, Jeanie Stucker, two brothers, Max and Derry Malone; and two infant brothers.


Graveside service will be held at Copeland Cemetery on May 4, 2020 at 2 p.m. Family and friends are invited to watch the live stream via Swaim Funeral Chapel’s Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/swaimfuneralchapel/. Visitation will be at Swaim Funeral Chapel in Sublette on May 3, 2020 from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.. Memorials are suggested to Young At Heart, the senior center in Plains, in care of the funeral home. Thoughts and memories may be shared in the online guest book at www.swaimfuneralhome.com.