David Leonard was born in Kankakee, Illinois where his parents attended Mt. Olivet College. The family moved to Denver in 1958. As a young boy, he would go with his Uncle Marly to Echo Lake in the mountains west of Denver and fish. He often shared fond memories of those trips. He instilled this passion for the outdoors and fly fishing into his children and loved ones.
Dave grew up in the southwest Denver suburbs, near Bear Creek and attended Bear Creek High School graduating in 1970. Dave was quiet and respectful to all with an easy smile and generous laugh. Dave lived in Arvada, CO most of his adult life. He worked hard laying carpet and toiling for Coors in various capacities over a 39 year career. To his work peers he was known to be loyal to a fault, and steadfast to his schedule. When away from work, and fishing he enjoyed photography, computer hacking, and time well spent at the bar having a cold one.
A massive heart attack took him at age 65. He died on November 7th. His loving and fiercely loyal wife of 22 years, Deborah Oros-Leonard, was at his side. Her gratitude and expression for her husband and their wonderful life together cannot be put into words.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Roger Leonard and Arlene Leonard.
He is survived by his two children, Joseph and Amanda and grandchildren Cameron, Jeremiah, Liam and Sara; Dave's siblings, Susan (husband Tom and son Parker) and Daniel (wife Linda and their daughter Krista); His first wife Deborah Losey, and current wife Deborah Oros-Leonard.
Short Memorial Service to be held on November 19th, 2017 at 12:30pm MST at Glory of God Lutheran Church 12200 W 38th Ave, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
In lieu of flowers please make a donation to your favorite charity in honor or David Leonard.