Reginald Leon a.k.a “Big Dogg,” age 56, passed away Tuesday October 26, 2021 peacefully with his family by his side. Reg was an unforgettable father; grandfather, brother, son, uncle, cousin and friend. In his early years, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corp and proudly served for four years. This devoted Marine called Santa Ana Pueblo, Tamaya, his home where he is survived by his children Sasha Paquin, Zoltan & Natalia “Krystal” Leon, his grandson De’Ago Paquin, surviving spouse Melissa Paquin-Leon, his mother Santana Leon, two sisters Deedra & Lila Leon, three brothers Ray, Emery & Ulysses Leon. As well as numerous nieces, nephews, uncles, aunts, cousins and in-laws.
Reg was an outgoing chatterbox that talked to you like he knew you already. He’d always remember you after the first conversation. He was always happy unless the Raiders or L.A. Dodgers lost. The Big Dogg loved his sports and during the summer months, dedicated himself to the Pueblo Baseball Leagues as a player and within time, began coaching the Santa Ana Cubs. No matter the down he encountered in life, he always managed to find the up in any situation.
Reginald was preceded in death by his father Clyde Leon and two brothers, Otis and Milton Leon. The Big Dogg loved his big family. Although he is gone, he will certainly never be forgotten. His dad and brothers will embrace him with open arms while they continue to watch over us.
Interment will take place at Santa Fe National Cemetery at a later date.