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Obituaries: Allen; Leach

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Edward Allen Sr.

Edward Allen Sr.: 1945 – 2024

Edward James Allen Sr., aged 78, of Glendive, Montana, passed away on June 30, 2024.

Edward was born to Gilbert and Kathleen Allen on December 29, 1945, in Glendive, Montana. He was preceded in death by his parents; his older brother, Paul; and his son, Edward Jr.

Edward is survived by his beloved wife of 57 years, Janice (Kuntz) Allen, whom he married on July 31, 1966. He is also survived by his children, Thomas (Tammy) Allen of Cheyenne, Wyoming, and William Allen of Galveston, Texas.

In addition to his immediate family, Edward is survived by his siblings: Betty Brophy, Kathy Molt, Rose Allen, Helen Weimelt, and Cliff Allen.

Edward worked in heavy highway construction during his career and was a dedicated member of the Laborers Union for 25 years. Upon retiring, he enjoyed fishing, gardening, and exploring his neighborhood on his scooter.
Edward leaves behind a legacy of love and devotion to his family, including eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Funeral service to be held on Friday, July 5, 2024 at 10:00 a.m. at Wiederspahn-Radomsky Chapel of the Chimes, Cheyenne, WY.

Larry Dean Leach: 1962 – 2024

In loving memory of Larry Dean Leach, a beloved son, brother, uncle, and friend. Larry touched the lives of many with his kind nature and unwavering willingness to help others. Larry was born on May 14, 1962, in Buffalo, Wyoming, to Walter and Gwen Leach.

Larry’s journey through life was filled with meaningful experiences that shaped him into the remarkable individual he was known to be. Graduating from Bonneville High School in Idaho Falls, Idaho, Larry went on to serve his country with honor in the United States Air Force for 16 years. His time in the military was one of his proudest accomplishments and a testament to his dedication and loyalty.

After his service, Larry embarked on a career path that showcased his versatility and skillset. From working as a conductor with the Union Pacific Railroad to becoming a technician at Nortrack, Larry thrived in various roles throughout his professional life. Even after retirement, he continued to spread joy by working part-time at the Eagle’s Nest, brightening the days of all who crossed his path.

Those who knew Larry will always remember him for his impeccable handyman skills and attention to detail. No project was ever deemed complete until it met his high standards of perfection. One of his favorite hobbies included working on and rebuilding his Harley – a passion that brought him immense joy and fulfillment.

Larry’s warm, welcoming, and amiable personality, coupled with a great sense of humor, made him a cherished friend to many. He leaves behind a legacy of kindness and generosity that will be forever cherished in the hearts of those who had the privilege of knowing him.

Tragically, on June 29, 2024, Larry Dean Leach passed away doing what he loved most – riding his beloved Harley. Though he may no longer be with us in person, his spirit lives on through the memories we hold dear.

Larry is survived by his loving parents, Walter and Gwen Leach (Idaho Falls, Idaho); Robin and Kim Hillman (sister and brother-in-law, Spencer, Idaho); Walter A. Leach Jr. (brother, Idaho Falls, Idaho); Deanne Holzier (aunt, Douglas, Wyoming; Debra Lynn Mion Leach (ex-wife/best friend); as well as numerous nieces; nephews; cousins; and friends who will continue to honor his memory. Larry is preceded in death by his brother, Raymond L. Leach. 

May we find solace in the memories we shared with Larry Dean Leach – a compassionate soul whose light will continue to shine brightly in our hearts. Rest in peace, Larry.

In lieu of flowers, we kindly ask for donations to be made to Larry’s parents, Walter and Gwen Leach, to help cover medical expenses and memorial services. Donations can be made to @LarryLeachMemorial using Venmo. Thank you and God bless.