Eleuterio "Carlos" Leyva

Sep 8, 1968 - Sep 23, 2021


Eleuterio “Carlos” Leyva was born September 8th, 1968 in Michoacan, Mexico. He immigrated from his ranch style upbringing to the city of San Francisco in the Mission District at the age of 11. That’s where his passion for the 49ers was born and became a faithful fan. He also found himself in the golden age of the 80’s music, arcade games, and simply being a happy-go-lucky man. He made friends everywhere he went and was the life of the party. He often traveled to a small town in El Salvador and was known by the locals as the “The Mexican Governor of Nueva Guadalupe “. Locals and family members knew when he was in town the never ending good times were about to begin. His laugh was so contagious and memorable that a neighbor remembers hearing him laugh often from her side of the property. Carlos loved to play golf and relax with beer in hand. Carlos became a pillar in the Sacramento and Bay area community by offering the utmost quality as a roofer. Carlos spent 32 years roofing. He described loving his profession and longed going onto roofs to a peer at the beginning of this summer. Carlos met his wife, Eva Siry Campos Leyva, in the early 90’s and got married in 2005. The couple remained happy and in love up until Carlos’s passing. Carlos fought cancer in the later stage of his life becoming a hero to his family.  Carlos had survived by his wife, 4 children, mother, brothers, sisters, grandchild, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and we cannot forget all his friends in the states and internationally. He was an honest, generous, and caring man with the best sense of humor. He will be deeply missed.

Friends are welcome for a visitation on Sunday, October 10 from 12;00-5:00 pm at East lawn Elk Grove Mortuary, 9189 E. Stockton Blvd., Elk Grove and a Mass of Christian Burial on Monday, October 11 at 11:00 am at St. joseph’s Catholic Church, 9961 El Grove Florin Rd., Elk Grove. Burial will follow at East Lawn Elk Grove.


  • Nelda franco says:

    Compadre Dios lo reciba en su santa morada ,gracias por todo el cariño que nos brindaba siempre,por su apoyo a mis hijos,vivirá en nuestros corazones un abrazo infinito.

  • Jaime David Franco says:

    “Mexicano” todavía no lo puedo creer, se me hace inimaginable su partida y solo quiero despertar y todo sea un sueño, fingiendo que esto no es real. Se qué hay todo un mundo y un porvenir mas no sé si lo mejor este por venir sin sus consejos y palabras de ánimo que ya no volveré a escuchar. Me gusta mucho el verbo de “aferrar” si se trata de memorias y recuerdos que nos dejo. Gracias por todo por ser un padre, amigo y ejemplo a seguir. Lo voy a recordar toda mi vida.

  • Joel Paredes says:

    Te me fuiste muy temprano cabron,will always have you in mind,8 always thought i would see you just one more time in this life but this is how life goes,love you youre always in my thoughts night and day,Flaco.

  • Dina Mazick says:

    My Brother, I love you so much. Hard to believe you left…till we meet again.

  • Orlando Frasier says:

    We met a few times and I knew instantly that you were an amazing, funny, and caring man. You will forever be missed.

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