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In Memory of

Leeon E. Hayden

March 18, 1922 - October 4, 2016

Obituary


Leeon E. Hayden, born March 18, 1922 in Port Chester, NY, died at home in Golden on October 4, 2016. He is survived by sons Bruce (Dillon), John (Evergreen), James (Burlington, VT) and Thomas (Golden), and a granddaughter Torrey (Boulder). He follows his wife, Doris J. and son William, and will be interred with them at the Shepherd of the Hills Presbyterian Church in Lakewood. He moved with his parents, long time Denver educators Leeon E. and Neva Rahe Hayden, to Colorado at about the age of two, and lived in the Denver area throughout...

Leeon E. Hayden, born March 18, 1922 in Port Chester, NY, died at home in Golden on October 4, 2016. He is survived by sons Bruce (Dillon), John (Evergreen), James (Burlington, VT) and Thomas (Golden), and a granddaughter Torrey (Boulder). He follows his wife, Doris J. and son William, and will be interred with them at the Shepherd of the Hills Presbyterian Church in Lakewood. He moved with his parents, long time Denver educators Leeon E. and Neva Rahe Hayden, to Colorado at about the age of two, and lived in the Denver area throughout the remainder of his life, excluding service in the U.S. Army during WW II. He met his loving wife of almost 55 years, Doris, during that time at a USO dance at the University of Illinois.

Leeon was a 1940 graduate of East High School, and received business (1947) and law (1948) degrees from the University of Denver. He practiced law in Denver and Lakewood from 1950 until 1997, where he represented, among others, First Federal Savings, where he also served on the board of directors and as secretary for 42 years. He also served on the board of directors of several other banks, and was the founder and president of Highdown Corporation. He was an AV rated attorney, who chaired the Colorado Bar Forms Standardization Committee and the ABA committee on State and Local taxation.

He had a life of service, belonging to the Lakewood Kiwanis club for more than 50 years, and rang the Salvation Army bell every Christmas for that entire time. He served as chairman of the North District of Boy Scouts, on the board of directors of the Applewood Sanitation district, Metropolitan Sewer district, Jeffco YMCA, and Genesee Volunteer Fire Department. He also was a cofounder of the Dawn Yawn Toastmaster's club. Leeon and Doris were charter members of the Shepherd of the Hills Presbyterian church, where they both served as deacons and elders, and he counted money for more than 40 years.

A memorial service for Leeon will be held on Oct 29th at 11am at Shepherd of the Hills Presbyterian Church located at 11500 W 20th Ave, Lakewood, CO 80215.

Arrangements under the direction of Olinger Woods Chapel, Golden, CO.