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Leonard Wayne WestAge: 84 years19262010

Leonard Wayne West
Given names
Leonard Wayne
Birth April 23, 1926 29 24
Birth of a sisterWilma Wanda West
1927 (Age 8 months)
Birth of a sisterHazel Inez West
January 19, 1930 (Age 3 years)
Death of a paternal grandmotherVirginia Lucinda Nichols
December 10, 1959 (Age 33 years)
Death of a fatherAlbert Harley West
July 24, 1978 (Age 52 years)

Death of a sisterWilma Wanda West
July 24, 1997 (Age 71 years)

Death of a sisterHazel Inez West
March 18, 2008 (Age 81 years)

Address: Colorado
Death October 3, 2010 (Age 84 years)

Birth: Apr. 23, 1926 Francis Pontotoc County Oklahoma, USA Death: Oct. 3, 2010 Colorado Springs El Paso County Colorado, USA

Published in The Gazette on October 7, 2010

Leonard "Wayne" West, 84, a resident of Colorado Springs, Colorado for 61 years, passed away October 3, 2010 at Emeritus of Broadmoor in Colorado Springs.

Wayne was born in Francis, Oklahoma on April 23, 1926, son of Albert Harley and Rena Floy West.

Wayne was preceded in death by his parents; wife Lorenia; brother, Al West; sisters, Louise Deaton, Wanda Price, Hazel McFadden and grandson, Jonathan West.

He is survived by two sons, Clarence Harley (Helen) West and Michael Lee (Angie) West; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sisters LaVada (Joe) Brown, Dixie (Earl) Fields, Carolyn Gearhart; sister-in-law, Barbara West; numerous nieces, nephews and countless friends.

Wayne was an honorably discharged Naval Veteran of World War II, proudly serving the United States aboard the USS President Adams, USS President Jackson and the USS President Monroe carriers.

Wayne worked as an electrician at The Broadmoor Hotel for 42 years and was a member of The Broadmoor Pioneer Club. He was of Native American heritage of the Choctaw tribe and enjoyed making Native American jewelry.

In lieu of flowers memorial contribution maybe made to One Nation Walking, 701 N. 20th Street, Colorado Springs, CO 80904 or to the Alzheimer's Association.

The family wishes to express their gratitude to the caregivers at Emeritus who showed such loving compassion and understanding to Wayne.

Visitation will be Thursday, October 7, 2010 from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. at Swan Law Funeral Directors. Funeral services are scheduled for Friday, October 8, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at the Swan Law Cascade Chapel, 501 N. Cascade Avenue, Colorado Springs.

Burial will follow at Memorial Gardens Cemetery, 3825 Airport Road, Colorado Springs.

Burial: Memorial Gardens Colorado Springs El Paso County Colorado, USA

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