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Rocky Mountain Obituaries 3-28-11

Leonard S. Calkins, 77, of New Braunfels, Texas, formerly of Fort Collins, Colo., passed away February 26, 2011 in Seguin, Texas

He was born on September 10, 1933, on the Trinchera Ranch near Fort Garland, Colo., to Jack and Jessie (Lewis) Calkins.

Leonard and his family were the owners of Alpine Homes in Fort Collins, Colo., until retiring in 1999. Leonard and Lorene moved to New Braunfels, Texas, in 2008. Leonard was a man of high moral character who was known for his generosity and fairness. He was highly respected and admired by all who knew him.

Leonard was a talented horseman, competing in bronc riding, calf roping and AQHA horse shows in his early years. He was an accomplished team roper who taught his sons and many other people how to rope. He was very active in his sons’ rodeo activities and never missed a chance to attend all of his grandchildren’s rodeo, sports and school activities.

He was involved in Colorado Manufactured Housing Association, serving as President and on the State Dealer Licensing Board. He was a member of the U.S. Team Roping Association, a Gold Card Member of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association, adult President of the Colorado High School Rodeo Association and he managed the Colorado State High School Finals in 1978 and 1979. He was also a member of The Country Church in Marion, Texas.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Lorene Calkins; sons, Kenneth Calkins (Jan McMahon) of Fort Collins, Colo., and Craig Calkins of Seguin, Texas; six grandchildren Robert (Tammy), Harold (Jody), Ty (Mala), and Clay, all of Colorado, Jason (Shannon) and Jessie of Texas; seven great-grandchildren; cousins with whom he was raised, Joyce Fleming, Jim Washington and Jack Muller; Ruth Alexander; Lorene’s sisters, Beverly Broyles, Sandra (Bill) Reed, Sharon (Alan) Jacobsen; and numerous other cousins, nieces and nephews, and many, many friends.

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He was preceded in death by his parents.

A memorial service was held March 12, 2011 at the Marriott Hotel in Fort Collins, Colo.

Interment will be in the Monte Vista, Colo., Cemetery at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Justin Cowboy Crisis Fund, Att: Cindy Schonholtz, 101 Pro Rodeo Drive, Colorado Springs, Colo., 80919, or Guadalupe Regional Hospice Services, 1215 E. Court St., Seguin, Texas, 78155.

You are invited to sign the guest book at http://www.TresHewell.com.

Leonard S. Calkins, 77, of New Braunfels, Texas, formerly of Fort Collins, Colo., passed away February 26, 2011 in Seguin, Texas

He was born on September 10, 1933, on the Trinchera Ranch near Fort Garland, Colo., to Jack and Jessie (Lewis) Calkins.

Leonard and his family were the owners of Alpine Homes in Fort Collins, Colo., until retiring in 1999. Leonard and Lorene moved to New Braunfels, Texas, in 2008. Leonard was a man of high moral character who was known for his generosity and fairness. He was highly respected and admired by all who knew him.

Leonard was a talented horseman, competing in bronc riding, calf roping and AQHA horse shows in his early years. He was an accomplished team roper who taught his sons and many other people how to rope. He was very active in his sons’ rodeo activities and never missed a chance to attend all of his grandchildren’s rodeo, sports and school activities.

He was involved in Colorado Manufactured Housing Association, serving as President and on the State Dealer Licensing Board. He was a member of the U.S. Team Roping Association, a Gold Card Member of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association, adult President of the Colorado High School Rodeo Association and he managed the Colorado State High School Finals in 1978 and 1979. He was also a member of The Country Church in Marion, Texas.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Lorene Calkins; sons, Kenneth Calkins (Jan McMahon) of Fort Collins, Colo., and Craig Calkins of Seguin, Texas; six grandchildren Robert (Tammy), Harold (Jody), Ty (Mala), and Clay, all of Colorado, Jason (Shannon) and Jessie of Texas; seven great-grandchildren; cousins with whom he was raised, Joyce Fleming, Jim Washington and Jack Muller; Ruth Alexander; Lorene’s sisters, Beverly Broyles, Sandra (Bill) Reed, Sharon (Alan) Jacobsen; and numerous other cousins, nieces and nephews, and many, many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

A memorial service was held March 12, 2011 at the Marriott Hotel in Fort Collins, Colo.

Interment will be in the Monte Vista, Colo., Cemetery at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Justin Cowboy Crisis Fund, Att: Cindy Schonholtz, 101 Pro Rodeo Drive, Colorado Springs, Colo., 80919, or Guadalupe Regional Hospice Services, 1215 E. Court St., Seguin, Texas, 78155.

You are invited to sign the guest book at http://www.TresHewell.com.

Leonard S. Calkins, 77, of New Braunfels, Texas, formerly of Fort Collins, Colo., passed away February 26, 2011 in Seguin, Texas

He was born on September 10, 1933, on the Trinchera Ranch near Fort Garland, Colo., to Jack and Jessie (Lewis) Calkins.

Leonard and his family were the owners of Alpine Homes in Fort Collins, Colo., until retiring in 1999. Leonard and Lorene moved to New Braunfels, Texas, in 2008. Leonard was a man of high moral character who was known for his generosity and fairness. He was highly respected and admired by all who knew him.

Leonard was a talented horseman, competing in bronc riding, calf roping and AQHA horse shows in his early years. He was an accomplished team roper who taught his sons and many other people how to rope. He was very active in his sons’ rodeo activities and never missed a chance to attend all of his grandchildren’s rodeo, sports and school activities.

He was involved in Colorado Manufactured Housing Association, serving as President and on the State Dealer Licensing Board. He was a member of the U.S. Team Roping Association, a Gold Card Member of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association, adult President of the Colorado High School Rodeo Association and he managed the Colorado State High School Finals in 1978 and 1979. He was also a member of The Country Church in Marion, Texas.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Lorene Calkins; sons, Kenneth Calkins (Jan McMahon) of Fort Collins, Colo., and Craig Calkins of Seguin, Texas; six grandchildren Robert (Tammy), Harold (Jody), Ty (Mala), and Clay, all of Colorado, Jason (Shannon) and Jessie of Texas; seven great-grandchildren; cousins with whom he was raised, Joyce Fleming, Jim Washington and Jack Muller; Ruth Alexander; Lorene’s sisters, Beverly Broyles, Sandra (Bill) Reed, Sharon (Alan) Jacobsen; and numerous other cousins, nieces and nephews, and many, many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

A memorial service was held March 12, 2011 at the Marriott Hotel in Fort Collins, Colo.

Interment will be in the Monte Vista, Colo., Cemetery at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Justin Cowboy Crisis Fund, Att: Cindy Schonholtz, 101 Pro Rodeo Drive, Colorado Springs, Colo., 80919, or Guadalupe Regional Hospice Services, 1215 E. Court St., Seguin, Texas, 78155.

You are invited to sign the guest book at http://www.TresHewell.com.

Leonard S. Calkins, 77, of New Braunfels, Texas, formerly of Fort Collins, Colo., passed away February 26, 2011 in Seguin, Texas

He was born on September 10, 1933, on the Trinchera Ranch near Fort Garland, Colo., to Jack and Jessie (Lewis) Calkins.

Leonard and his family were the owners of Alpine Homes in Fort Collins, Colo., until retiring in 1999. Leonard and Lorene moved to New Braunfels, Texas, in 2008. Leonard was a man of high moral character who was known for his generosity and fairness. He was highly respected and admired by all who knew him.

Leonard was a talented horseman, competing in bronc riding, calf roping and AQHA horse shows in his early years. He was an accomplished team roper who taught his sons and many other people how to rope. He was very active in his sons’ rodeo activities and never missed a chance to attend all of his grandchildren’s rodeo, sports and school activities.

He was involved in Colorado Manufactured Housing Association, serving as President and on the State Dealer Licensing Board. He was a member of the U.S. Team Roping Association, a Gold Card Member of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association, adult President of the Colorado High School Rodeo Association and he managed the Colorado State High School Finals in 1978 and 1979. He was also a member of The Country Church in Marion, Texas.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Lorene Calkins; sons, Kenneth Calkins (Jan McMahon) of Fort Collins, Colo., and Craig Calkins of Seguin, Texas; six grandchildren Robert (Tammy), Harold (Jody), Ty (Mala), and Clay, all of Colorado, Jason (Shannon) and Jessie of Texas; seven great-grandchildren; cousins with whom he was raised, Joyce Fleming, Jim Washington and Jack Muller; Ruth Alexander; Lorene’s sisters, Beverly Broyles, Sandra (Bill) Reed, Sharon (Alan) Jacobsen; and numerous other cousins, nieces and nephews, and many, many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

A memorial service was held March 12, 2011 at the Marriott Hotel in Fort Collins, Colo.

Interment will be in the Monte Vista, Colo., Cemetery at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Justin Cowboy Crisis Fund, Att: Cindy Schonholtz, 101 Pro Rodeo Drive, Colorado Springs, Colo., 80919, or Guadalupe Regional Hospice Services, 1215 E. Court St., Seguin, Texas, 78155.

You are invited to sign the guest book at http://www.TresHewell.com.

Leonard S. Calkins, 77, of New Braunfels, Texas, formerly of Fort Collins, Colo., passed away February 26, 2011 in Seguin, Texas

He was born on September 10, 1933, on the Trinchera Ranch near Fort Garland, Colo., to Jack and Jessie (Lewis) Calkins.

Leonard and his family were the owners of Alpine Homes in Fort Collins, Colo., until retiring in 1999. Leonard and Lorene moved to New Braunfels, Texas, in 2008. Leonard was a man of high moral character who was known for his generosity and fairness. He was highly respected and admired by all who knew him.

Leonard was a talented horseman, competing in bronc riding, calf roping and AQHA horse shows in his early years. He was an accomplished team roper who taught his sons and many other people how to rope. He was very active in his sons’ rodeo activities and never missed a chance to attend all of his grandchildren’s rodeo, sports and school activities.

He was involved in Colorado Manufactured Housing Association, serving as President and on the State Dealer Licensing Board. He was a member of the U.S. Team Roping Association, a Gold Card Member of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association, adult President of the Colorado High School Rodeo Association and he managed the Colorado State High School Finals in 1978 and 1979. He was also a member of The Country Church in Marion, Texas.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Lorene Calkins; sons, Kenneth Calkins (Jan McMahon) of Fort Collins, Colo., and Craig Calkins of Seguin, Texas; six grandchildren Robert (Tammy), Harold (Jody), Ty (Mala), and Clay, all of Colorado, Jason (Shannon) and Jessie of Texas; seven great-grandchildren; cousins with whom he was raised, Joyce Fleming, Jim Washington and Jack Muller; Ruth Alexander; Lorene’s sisters, Beverly Broyles, Sandra (Bill) Reed, Sharon (Alan) Jacobsen; and numerous other cousins, nieces and nephews, and many, many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

A memorial service was held March 12, 2011 at the Marriott Hotel in Fort Collins, Colo.

Interment will be in the Monte Vista, Colo., Cemetery at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Justin Cowboy Crisis Fund, Att: Cindy Schonholtz, 101 Pro Rodeo Drive, Colorado Springs, Colo., 80919, or Guadalupe Regional Hospice Services, 1215 E. Court St., Seguin, Texas, 78155.

You are invited to sign the guest book at http://www.TresHewell.com.

Leonard S. Calkins, 77, of New Braunfels, Texas, formerly of Fort Collins, Colo., passed away February 26, 2011 in Seguin, Texas

He was born on September 10, 1933, on the Trinchera Ranch near Fort Garland, Colo., to Jack and Jessie (Lewis) Calkins.

Leonard and his family were the owners of Alpine Homes in Fort Collins, Colo., until retiring in 1999. Leonard and Lorene moved to New Braunfels, Texas, in 2008. Leonard was a man of high moral character who was known for his generosity and fairness. He was highly respected and admired by all who knew him.

Leonard was a talented horseman, competing in bronc riding, calf roping and AQHA horse shows in his early years. He was an accomplished team roper who taught his sons and many other people how to rope. He was very active in his sons’ rodeo activities and never missed a chance to attend all of his grandchildren’s rodeo, sports and school activities.

He was involved in Colorado Manufactured Housing Association, serving as President and on the State Dealer Licensing Board. He was a member of the U.S. Team Roping Association, a Gold Card Member of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association, adult President of the Colorado High School Rodeo Association and he managed the Colorado State High School Finals in 1978 and 1979. He was also a member of The Country Church in Marion, Texas.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Lorene Calkins; sons, Kenneth Calkins (Jan McMahon) of Fort Collins, Colo., and Craig Calkins of Seguin, Texas; six grandchildren Robert (Tammy), Harold (Jody), Ty (Mala), and Clay, all of Colorado, Jason (Shannon) and Jessie of Texas; seven great-grandchildren; cousins with whom he was raised, Joyce Fleming, Jim Washington and Jack Muller; Ruth Alexander; Lorene’s sisters, Beverly Broyles, Sandra (Bill) Reed, Sharon (Alan) Jacobsen; and numerous other cousins, nieces and nephews, and many, many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

A memorial service was held March 12, 2011 at the Marriott Hotel in Fort Collins, Colo.

Interment will be in the Monte Vista, Colo., Cemetery at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Justin Cowboy Crisis Fund, Att: Cindy Schonholtz, 101 Pro Rodeo Drive, Colorado Springs, Colo., 80919, or Guadalupe Regional Hospice Services, 1215 E. Court St., Seguin, Texas, 78155.

You are invited to sign the guest book at http://www.TresHewell.com.