6/17/2015 at 11:00 a.m., in The church at Woodmoor, 18125 Furrow Road, Monument, CO. Reception to follow. Burial Service: 6/22/2015 at 11:00 a.m. (arrive 15 minutes prior) Ft. Logan National Cemetery 4400 W. Kenyon Avenue Denver, CO 80236, Staging Area A
Leanne Joyce Killan
October 29, 1946 :: Calgary Alberta Canada
May 22, 2015 :: Colorado Springs, CO
Leanne was born as the only child to Lee Leslie Francis Hall and Alice Catherine Hall (nee Hamilton), in the Wildwood district of Calgary. She loved the Wildwood area, her neighbors and the kids – especially the Thompson kids, Diana and Barry, who would be her dear friends for over 60 years.
Leanne attended secretarial school at Mount Royal College and first worked as a clerk at the Calgary Police Department. She later worked as an executive secretary in the “Oil Patch”, but her real interests were as an artist in oil and water colour painting; a crafter in knitting and decorative embroidery; and as a registered dog breeder of cairn and west highland white terriers.
Leanne was a hometown girl for 26 years, until she met a young engineer, Gene, on a blind date. Three months later, they were married. For the next 42-plus years, they raised two wonderful daughters, Catherine and Gena, enjoyed many adventurous years all over the country while Gene served in the U. S. Air Force, and … spoiling the grandchildren. In retirement, she remained very active as a supportive mother and as a volunteer at the Air Force Academy pharmacy. She and Gene travelled the world on cruise ships, where life was a continuation of adventures shared with friends. Leanne was a teacher, who shared her many talents in arts and crafts, gardening and dog breeding. She especially loved to open the imagination of her children and grandchildren and show them how to enjoy the simple things in life.
Leanne would always help anyone; asking for nothing in return, while always finding a way to make people smile! She is survived by her husband Gene; daughters Catherine Cox (husband Eric) and Gena Kinney (husband Jody); grandchildren Brittany, Garrett, Jessica, Gracin and Jinnee and many extended family and friends.
Memorial Service: 6/17/2015 at 11:00 a.m., in The church at Woodmoor, 18125 Furrow Road, Monument, CO. Reception to follow.
Burial Service: 6/22/2015 at 11:00 a.m. (arrive 15 minutes prior) Ft. Logan National Cemetery 4400 W. Kenyon Avenue Denver, CO 80236, Staging Area A