Lynch, 80, of Kent, beloved husband, father and friend, passed away Sunday,
Jan. 7, 2007.
He was born
June 7, 1926, in Summerville, Mo. He was smart, hardworking, athletic and
handsome. His family moved from Missouri during the depression and settled
popular with his friends, had a great sense of humor and was always willing to
give a hand to help someone. He joined the Marines right out of school and
fought in WW II and the Korean War. He survived heavy fighting and
was nicknamed "Lucky Lynch". He had an impeccable service
record and received many military honors.
returned from the service, he met and fell in love with a very special
girl. He married LaVon Crowe on Feb. 19, 1955, at the Sunnyside Baptist
Church. She took care of him until she died on April 11, 2005. They
were married for 50 years. Leonard and LaVon moved from Sunnyside,
to Kent and had two daughters, (Laurie, 1958 and Linda,
He was a
devoted father and grandfather. His daughters and grandchildren loved him very
much. He taught them to help others, to be conscientious, courageous, and
strong, to be self-sufficient and persevere during difficult times. He
always provided for them, protected them and kept them safe. Thanks,
manager for Boeing, he retired after more than 30 years of service. He
touched many lives, was well known, and liked for his excellence and fairness.
listening to music, playing the guitar, camping, fishing and traveling. He
was an expert marksman and had a special gift for fixing things. He
traveled all over the United States, Europe and Asia.
He was a
very special man. He will be missed, but never forgotten.
survived by a loving family, a daughter and son-in-law Linda and Matt
Norton; two grandchildren, Matthew and Michelle Norton; one brother,
John Lynch; two sisters, Judy Friend and Pearl Wright; and many
loving nieces, nephews and friends.
preceded in death by his wife, LaVon Lynch; one daughter, Laurie Lynch; his
parents, Grover and Gladys Lynch; four sisters, Ella Arnold, Noriene Hill,
Aleda Campbell and Dorothy Partch; and three brothers, Kenneth, Jim and Carl
services will be held Saturday Jan. 13, 2007, at 10 a.m. at All Saints
Lutheran Church, 272nd and Military Road in Kent. Final resting place will be
at Hillcrest Burial Park. Memorials may be made to The Leukemia and Lymphoma
Society, 530 Dexter Ave. N., Suite 300, Seattle, WA 98109. Marllat
Funeral Home in Kent is in charge of arrangements.