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

Leanne Joyce Killan

October 29, 1946 :: Calgary Alberta Canada
Passed Away:
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


16 Responses to Leanne Joyce Killan

  1. Stephen Henry says:

    Dear Sir: My name is Stephen Henry a pharmacist at the Air Force Academy pharmacy. I worked with Leanne for several years in the pharmacy as she volunteered there. She was a wonderful woman and volunteer. We will all miss her very much as I am sure you will too. It was very great to know her. May God bless you.

  2. Jen, Andy, and Brandon Kinney says:

    Leanne you will be very missed. I enjoyed getting to know her the last couple years. What an amazingly sweet and talented women. We look forward to seeing you again in Heaven. Xoxoxoxoxo

  3. Dave Potts says:

    Dear Gene, Catherine, & Gena — Leanne was certainly taken from us way too early. Bask in the warmth of knowing she was a positive force on this earth and an inspiration to all she meet. I am truly sorry for your loss. I will always remember Leanne as the perfect soulmate for Gene and the warm and outgoing women she was.

  4. Ann Carpenter says:

    What can you say when you have lost one so dear not only to you, but to so many people. Leanne was so talented, so full of life. So many of us were bless to have known her. She shared herself in so many ways. She loved being a Red Cross Volunteer and the Air Force Academy Pharmacy. She will be missed by everyone who knew her. My family and I will always remember her as a very bright star in our lives.

  5. Mimi says:

    You were like my second mother. Always watching out for me when Cathy and Dani were mean to me. Saying “now Mimi” in your stern and loving voice when you knew I was the instigator but tried to pretend I wasn’t. What I will miss the most is just your pure love and joy you spread. I will cherish every memory. I know we are all sad now that you are gone but I know you and my father are up in heaven causing trouble as always. I am happy you are at peace and out of pain. XXXOOO

  6. Danielle Smiley and Family says:

    Uncle Gene and Family you will remain in our thoughts and prayers; we love you so much. (Aunt) Leanne was one of the most amazing and loving people anyone could be blessed to have in our lives. She will be greatly missed!! We love you forever Aunt Leanne!!!

  7. judy freeman says:

    I was and am the most fortunate woman on this earth to have been blessed with the best friend ever. I will love you always my dear princess Summer, Fall, Winter, SprIng. You colored every season with your decorations, and gave color to my life, and to all the lives you touched. See you in the garden dear friend. Love you forever,Judi.

  8. Sigrid Lamm says:

    To Leeanne’s family I send my deepest sympathy. I enjoyed being on the same bowling team, Officer’s Wive’s League, and will treasure the memories of her terrific enthusiasm in getting us to bowl our best. She was a treasure and will be greatly missed. God rest her soul, and God bless the Killan family.

  9. Carmella Hornstein says:

    Gene, I will always remember Leanne’s beautiful smile. My prayers are with you and your family.

  10. Jodi Bounds says:

    Gene…the picture of you and Leanne in some tropical place with the huge smiles on your faces say so much. It is so wonderful that the two of you traveled so much to so many places and created so many wonderful memories…that you can reflect on for so many years.

  11. Trey Morrison & Family says:

    My heart goes out to Leanne’s family for their loss. Leanne was always very kind and a good friend of our family. She is remembered fondly and I was blessed to have known her.

  12. The Glen Morrison family says:

    I had the pleasure of working with Leanne and taking her on the ‘blind date’ with Gene – that flourished into the romance and family of The Killans. Over the years we had kept in contact and visits them whenever we could find them. She shared the happy disposition, her art and her love of dogs, with all she met and with my family in Calgary. I recall the little Sheltie pup, that she called Trudy-bits that one night disappeared. We helped her search the neighborhood for her to no avail. Then one day, I would guess months, and maybe as much as a year later, Trudy-bits just showed up, soaking wet, on Leanne’s door step. Well, we know that Leanne has left us this time, but in our hearts know that she will always be there – and in a way will show up in our hearts (as Trudy-bits did), as we think of her for the kind friendship that she had for all those that knew her. Good-by for now Leanne. Your friend Glen.

  13. Lynne Cannon says:

    Gary and I are very sorry for your loss of your wife, mother and grandmother respectively. Leanne was a wonderful person and we know she will be sorely missed by all of you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  14. Lindsay says:

    “I’m very sorry for your great loss. May you find comfort and peace through the God of all comfort. Hoeas 13:14”

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  16. Megan says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. May the words of our loving heavenly Father bring your family comfort and strength during this most difficult time as He promises to bring our loved ones back to life in a perfect world where there will be no more suffering or death (John 5:28-29 & Revelation 21:4).

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