Leo William Morford (89) died Thursday, August 22, 2019. A Visitation will be held 9:00 a.m. with Funeral Service at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, August 29 at the Shrine of Remembrance Funeral Home, 1730 E. Fountain Blvd.
Leo was born June 15, 1930 in Newton, Kansas to Leonard and Anna (Dillion) Morford. The family moved from Newton to Colorado Springs in 1942. Leo graduated from St. Mary’s High School in 1948. He married Marjorie Powers on December 31, 1950. His working career was in the recycling industry with the City Wastepaper Company which was started by his father in 1947 and eventually acquired by Waste Management. In the ’60s and early 70’s Leo was the manager and drummer of the family band: “The 7 M’s” that played many Colorado Springs venues. Leo liked meeting people, making friends and socializing with them. He also enjoyed square dancing, golf and was a gifted artist making jewelry, stained glass pieces, wood carvings, paintings and charcoal drawings. Leo and Margie moved to Lake George, CO following his retirement, then moved to Mesa, AZ before returning to Colorado Springs in 2017.
He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Marjorie Morford; children, Steve (Becky) of Greenville, IN, Kathy (Steve) Krause of Colorado Springs, CO, Ken (Sue) of Divide, CO, Joanna (Jim) Burmeister of Colorado Springs, CO, Clint (Kathy) of Divide, CO; 10 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; and sister, Betty Strempke. An outstanding son, husband, father, grandfather and friend Leo will be greatly missed and fondly remembered by many.
In lieu of flowers donation can be made in Leo’s name to The Cares Fund at Brookdale Skyline. 2365 Patriot Heights Dr. Colorado Springs, CO 80904.