Gene Leach

Gene Leach

Thursday, February 14th, 1952 - Friday, June 5th, 2020
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Gene Leach was born February 14, 1952 in Friend, NE. He lived on the farm in Dorchester, NE until the family moved to Longmont, CO in 1962. He was the son of Leonard E. Leach and Virginia Rardin Leach.
He was active in Little League baseball in elementary school and developed into a great player. He later added golf and bowling and was at pro level in those had he chosen to go there.
He graduated from Longmont High School in 1970 and went on to the University of Colorado Boulder to get his B.S. Business (Finance), graduating 1974. Gene married Linda McPherson and they were married for 24 years until she succumbed to cancer. Several years later he married Debbie Schraeder Anderson and they have been married for 17 years. He worked as a stockbroker with Merrill Lynch for a few years. He gravitated to project manager for a large construction company. That led to his move to the
University of Colorado Denver to get his MA in Architecture, graduating 1987. He went on to work as an Architect/Project Manager with the University of Northern Colorado for several years where he ran a project for a 720 bed residence hall complex which was a $54.7M budget. He left there to work for Colorado State University as an Architect/Project Manager/Owner’s Rep where his major project was to design and manage a major renovation and addition to the CSU Student Recreation Center, a $34M budget. He moved on to design and manage projects for construction companies in the area. He went out on his own as an Architect/Planner in 2000 to present. He was a registered architect with the State of Colorado.
In 2010 Gene accompanied his father on the Honor Flight out of Northern Colorado. He later went two more times as a guardian.
His volunteer experiences were as a member of Planning & Zoning Commission for the City of Longmont, and a member of the Landmark Designation Commission for the City of Longmont. He was a volunteer probation office with Boulder District Juvenile Courts, working with at-risk teenage boys convicted of minor crimes to improve their educational and social skills.
He was interested in antique car restoration and was passionate about his miniature Schnauzers, Scottish terriers and Wire Hair terriers.
Gene had a strong faith and personal relationship with his Lord Jesus Christ. He and Debbie attended Eaton Evangelical Free Church in Eaton, CO for many years and were active participants in the ministries of that congregation.
He is survived by his wife Debbie; step daughter Celeste Culver (Casey) grandchildren Cailynn and Carter, Greeley; step son Matt Anderson (Mei Ling) grandchildren Morgan and Brady, Brighton; brothers Bruce Leach (Sharon) Austin TX; Dale Leach (Diane) Ft. Collins; step mother Wilma Leach Loveland; step sister Patsy Rogen (Ace) Mesquite NV; nephew Bryce Leach (Brooke) Parker TX; Kyle Leach (Evelyn) Austin TX; niece Caron Leach Ojai CA; mother in law Sadie Schraeder, Greeley; 4 great nephews and 1 great niece.
Preceded by his father Leonard, mother Virginia and his first wife Linda.
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    Tuesday, June 23rd, 2020 | 1:00pm
    Tuesday, June 23rd, 2020 1:00pm
    Evangelical Free Church of Eaton
    1325 3rd St
    EATON, CO 80615
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  • Interment

    620 11TH AVE.
    LONGMONT, CO 80501
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    A private family interment will be held.


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Kyle and Nicolle Schraeder

Posted at 11:11pm
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debbie Posted at 06:00pm

Kyle and Nicky and boys - Gene would have loved this - thank you so very much for doing this in Genes memory. It was so good to see you at the service. Love to you all Debbie

Patsy Rogen

Posted at 11:42am
Gene was my brother. Our parents married 33 years ago. We were instant friends and family. Gene had an incredible sense of humor and looked at the world from a different angle than the rest of us. He had a brilliant mind and a wonderfully kind heart. His faith in God never wavered even in the darkest times. I will miss his laugh, his kind words, and his smile. He is off to his next great adventure. God speed dear brother.

Patsy Rogen

debbie Posted at 06:03pm

Love this Patsy - he loved you too.

Posted at 09:54pm
Gene has been a great friend since we met. In the beginning, he helped my wife Vicky and me in a few land development projects. Also, we really enjoyed his wedding to Debbie and the many shared dinners and domino games.
Brother Gene was also an important part of our Christian men's accountability group. Over the years, we had many different men join and leave us. But, for Jeff and me, he and his belief in God was so important to us. We had some rousing discussions for sure.
We are all going to miss him, but because of his belief in God, the Son, and the Spirit, we know that he is now in a perfect body with perfect surroundings.
Thank you, Brother Gene.
Bill & Vicky Flint

debbie Posted at 06:10pm

Bill and Vicky - he so enjoyed all the special times with you both. Thanks for the special friendship you shared with us and yes he has a perfect body now with no more pain. Love ya Debbie

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Posted at 12:57pm
We Love all of you so much and are so sorry for the loss of Gene. Pop & Mama V
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Posted at 12:48pm
Debbie, we are so shocked and saddened by your loss. Just know the Lord is with you. We love you and hurt for you. Glenn & Verlie
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