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.

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  1. The passing of Grandpa sends my head reeling with memories:
    While living in Arizona, Grandpa and Grandma would invite My Husband and I over for dinner. One of these evenings, the heavenly smells wafting from the kitchen sent our discussion to memorable dinners from growing up. Grandpa told us that chicken, duck, pheasant and other birds should not be allowed on the menu. I asked him about Thanksgiving Turkey and he replied that, “it’s all fowl to me!”
    Since Dad (Steve) has the same sense of humor, even though he wasn’t in Arizona with us he could tell you that I really enjoyed that joke!
    I find that remembering the best times is a great way to preserve his memory. We Love You Grandpa.
    Laughter, Love, Sympathy, and Hope.
    Amanda and Jason Phillabaum

  2. My heart is breaking as I read this. Leo was such a special person. He will truly be missed by so many. I’m sure all the square dancers in Heaven are welcoming him with open arms and now there is one more person to join their “square”. RIP Leo.

  3. Clarine Dibble Smith
    I am saddened as I read this news. The “Squares For Fun” square dance club was always a top priority during those years. Leo was a good man and an excellent dancer. I am blessed to have such great memories of all the good times. Margie, my heart goes out to you along with my prayers for God to give you and your family comfort at this difficult time.

  4. My mother, Melba, enjoyed Leo’s company at her table at the Village. She repeated often their conversations and their shared comments about the food. She is missing his friendly face and Marge’s smile. He seemed a remarkable man with many talents. He will be missed greatly. Her health did not permit her to attend the service today but you are in her thoughts.

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