In Memory

Steven John Leonard


Steven Leonard Obituary
Steven John Leonard

Steven John Leonard lost his valiant fight with Chronic Heart Failure and returned to his Heavenly Father on Thursday, March 12, 2015 at the age of 66.  Steve was born February 23, 1949 to Richard and Ruth Leonard in Salt Lake City.  He attended East High.  He served a mission in the Delaware/ Maryland/ Virginia area. 

He met his sweetheart, Annette Hanson, and they were sealed April 10, 1980 in the Salt Lake Temple.

Steve served as a police officer at the Salt Lake International Airport for more than 20 years and retired with more than 30 years of service in that department.

He had a love for planes and earned his private pilot’s license at the age of 16, about the same time he received his driver’s license.

He was a friend to everyone he came in contact with.  His fun, caring personality left everyone with a laugh and a smile.  He had a passion for the outdoors and boating with his family.  He also enjoyed being a missionary on Temple Square.

Steve is survived by his sweetheart, Annette; daughter, Kimberly (Mike) Wynder, son, Mark (Sara), and his grandchildren; Max, Michaella, Abbey, Russell, and Tyler Wynder.  He is preceded in death by his parents, brothers (Bill and Denny), father-in-law (Mark Hanson), as well as his mentor and best friend, Robert Bowers.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at 11:00 am at the Foothill Stake Center, 1933 South 2100 East.  Viewings will be held Monday evening, March 15, 6:00- 8:00 pm at Larkin Sunset Lawn, 2350 East 1300 South, as well as from 10:00 -10:45 am, prior to the services at the church (Foothill Stake Center).  Interment will take place at Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park, 3401 South Highland Drive.

Published in the Salt Lake Tribune, March 15-16, 2015.






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03/17/15 04:44 PM #1    

Richard W. Evans (Evans)

It was a beautiful funeral for Steve today.  Steve's family gave loving tributes in word and song.  Craig Theurer spoke on behalf of Steve's friends, and Craig did us all proud.  Our prayers for comfort go out to Annette.

Rick Evans




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