Frances Evelyn Leonard
Frances Evelyn “Ev” Leonard who was born in Albany, Georgia on August 5, 1924, died on July 25, 2008. Beloved wife of the late Donald Leonard and preceded in death by her son, Michael. Evelyn is survived by her daughter M. Sue Ligeros, stepson Kenny Leonard, her grandchildren, Cynthia Ligeros-McNaughton, Wendy Buckleman, and Michelle Ligeros, her great-grandson, Rowan, and her former husband, Mike Ligeros.
Services will be held on Friday, August 1, 2008 with viewing at 10:00 a.m. and memorial service at 11:00 a.m. at Allnutt Estes Park Chapel, 1302 Graves Avenue, Estes Park, CO and burial at 3:00 p.m. at Loveland Burial Park.
Evelyn relocated to Estes Park in 1968 where she met Donald Leonard. Don and Ev were married in Las Vegas, NV in 1971. Evelyn truly enjoyed people and lived life with an open heart. She assisted Don in the operation of the Black Canyon Restaurant, took pride in decorating the home that Don designed and built for their life in Estes, and always encouraged her family to embrace love and to enjoy living.
Until Ev became a victim to Alzheimer she was vivacious and courageous and throughout her life she was a constant source of emotional support to her friends and family. Evelyn was grateful for the patience and support of family and friends throughout her struggle with Alzheimer and following the death of her husband and son. Her love and light will be missed.