Leonard Boyd Rasmussen

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Leonard Boyd Rasmussen

Born May 14, 1921
Died:  April 10, 2014

Services, Friday, April 18th, 11:00 a.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 8150 S. Colorado Blvd, Centennial, Colorado
Leonard was born in a log cabin in Lago, Idaho, to Danish immigrant parents.  He was the last of 12 children.  Two years after his birth, his father died, leaving his mother with a large family to support and the Great Depression looming ahead.  
Leonard left for Los Angeles to find work with all the jobs created by WWII.  He married his sweetheart in 1941 and later joined the Army.  He was promoted to the Air Corp and then as a Flight Instructor for B17s during WWII, being honorably discharged in October 1945.
Leonard was a contractor and until 1961 in Los Angeles area, then worked subsequently in Idaho, Washington, Utah, and finally in the Denver area since 1969.  
His true joy came in his love for his Lord Jesus Christ and volunteered in many capacities throughout his life for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.  He also volunteered in his later years for assistant Chaplain duties for the Veterans Hospital.  He loved people.
Leonard and Dorothy are survived by their four children:  Kent (Karin), Stephen (Merrill Lee), Joan (Richard), and Janna (Greg).  He is preceeded in death by his beloved wife, his 11 siblings, and his wife’s 8 siblings.

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  1. My wife and I met Leonard and his wife Dorothy several years ago when we moved into the house next door to their's on Race St.  A more loving and kind couple you could ever want to meet.  Leonard always had a joke at the ready and could be seen on his front porch talking with his neighbors.  He will be missed.  Our thought and prayers go out to all of his family and friends.

    Kevin & Dee Farris

  2. We enjoyed knowing Leonard as a sincere and happy neighbor. He was always warm and friendly to everyone who would pass by the front porch, quick with a smile, wave of his hand, and usually a joke to lighten the day. He was a WWII Veteran, and with great pride mention his military service. Being an assistant Chaplin was very dear to his heart, often providing condolences and help to families whose loved ones had passed. We have missed him since his departure from our neighborhood, when staying home on Race Street became to hard. Today we bid him a fond fair well, and extend condolences to his family.

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