July 15, 1936-May 2, 2016
Former Homer resident Leanne McCartt passed away at home in Texas on May 2, 2016, surrounded by her family. She was the daughter of Walter and Ruthana Moss (deceased). She was preceded in death by her husband Paul, and her brother John.
She was born in Logansport, Ind.
Leanne, or Lee, was an accomplished sculptress and artist. She was best known for her bronze sculptures that have been displayed across the country. Lee traveled across the United States for her inspiration including Taos, New Mexico, where she met the famed Indian Chief Sunhawk. The bronze likeness of this Chief was sent to Washington where it was displayed.
Lee married Paul McCartt in 1990, and moved to Alaska, where she studied Native art that she incorporated into free form textile sculpture. She lived in Homer from 1994-2014.
Lee was also an accomplished nurse, with a career that spanned 30 years. She was an SICU and CCU nurse, eventually moving to work in hospice care.
She is survived by her two children, Virginia Wilkins and Jay Jones, as well as 10 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.
In lieu of services or flowers, donations can be made to the Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research Foundation.
Online guestbook can be found at pecangrovefuneral.com.
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