Leekya is the grandson of famous fetish carver Leekya Deyuse. When
his children entered school, Leekya requested that they take his
first name as their surname. All of his children (Alice, Sarah,
Elizabeth, Robert, Francis, and Roger) did so.
Leekya Deyuse had six children with wife Juanita Cooeyate, many
of whom have become well-known jewelers and/or carvers. Sons Francis,
Robert and Rodger and daughters Sarah and Alice achieved recognition,
as have many of their own children, including Delvin.
McManis, Kent. A Guide to Zuni Fetishes and Carvings. Tucson, Ariz.:
Treasure Chest Books, 1995, p. 39
McManis, Kent. Zuni Fetishes & Carvings, one-volume, expanded
edition. Tucson: Rio Nuevo Publishers, 2004, p. 84, 86.