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Richard Ellsworth Leonard

Male 1912 - 2002  (90 years)


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  • Name Richard Ellsworth Leonard 
    Nickname Dick 
    Born 13 Mar 1912  Canyon Creek, Idaho Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 15 Dec 2002  Orofino, Idaho Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Riverside Cemetery, Orofino, Idaho Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I3613  Thompson
    Last Modified 4 Mar 2008 

    Father Harvey Abraham Leonard,   b. 24 Apr 1887, Ellis, Sherman County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Mar 1969, Orfino, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Mother Jessie Geraldine Mullikan,   b. 04 Nov 1891, Ohiowa, Fillmore County, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Mar 1982, Fort Collins, Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years) 
    Married 15 Mar 1909  Geneva, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F680  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Agnes Lindstrom,   d. Oct 1980 
    Married 08 Sep 1936 
    Children 
     1. Larry Ellsworth Leonard
     2. Jolene Ann Leonard
     3. Kenneth LeRoy Leonard
     4. Sharon Louise Leonard
     5. Michael Eugene Leonard,   b. 24 Jul 1945,   d. 2000  (Age 54 years)
     6. Barbara Diane Leonard
    Last Modified 3 Mar 2008 
    Family ID F1370  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes  Died:
    • Obituary

      RICHARD ELLSWORTH LEONARD (3-13-1912 to 12-15-2002)

      Long time Orofino, Idaho resident, Richard Ellsworth Leonard, 90, died from complications related to age, Dec. 15, 2002, in Clarkston.
      Dick was born to Jesse and Harvey Leonard March 13, 1912, on a homestead on Canyon Creek above Orofino. The family moved to Colorado when he was a boy. He attended school there and returned to Orofino when he was in his 20ís.
      He married Agnes Lindstrom Sept. 8, 1936. She died in October 1980.
      Dick owned and operated a sawmill at Canyon Creek in the late 1940ís until the early 1950ís. He also worked in the woods from time to time. He operated the Richfield Service Station in Orofino in the 1950ís. In 1957 he began work as a heavy equipment operator for the U.S. Forest Service. He retired in 1972.
      Dick had a great love for the outdoors and was an avid hunter and fisherman. He worked as a guide for many local and out-of-state hunters. He was an accomplished trap shooter and a member of the Orofino Gun Club and the Camas Prairie Trap Shooting Association. He won numerous trap shooting titles, including the Handicap Champion of 1964.
      He is survived by his sons, Larry Leonard of Orofino and Kenneth Leonard of Twin Falls; daughters, Jolene Pierson of Port Townsend, Wash., Sharon OíConnor of Lewiston and Barbara (Babs) Ward of Orofino; sister, Doris Jean Mays, Leila Frazier, Verna Sorenson, Velma McDonald and Kathleen Lister, all living in Colorado. Dick had 18 grandchildren, 39 great grandchildren and one great great granddaughter.
      He was preceded in death by his wife, Agnes; his son, Michael in 2000; his sister, Ida; and brothers, George, Warren, Roy and Owen (Marion).
      Graveside service was at the Riverside Cemetery in Orofino. Idaho.



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