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Obituary: Scott E. Leech

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Scott Edwin Leech, 58, born November 3, 1942, died on September 1, 2001, at his home in Salt Lake City, after a valiant battle with cancer.

Scott was a special son, father, grandfather and uncle. He married Penny Daggett in 1966, they later

divorced. Scott is survived by his mother, Lela Leech, and sister, Carolyn Mascarenas, both of Palisades, Colorado; a son, Kirby Leech of Huntingdon, England; daughters, Shawna (Chuck) Weaver and Sheree (Josh) Reynolds, both of Vernal, Utah. Scott adored his grandchildren, Natasha, Zachary, Kevyn, Morgyn, Matthew, Clay, Edel, Jordan and James.

Scott also has several nieces and nephews.

Born in Denver, Scott moved to Rangely, Colorado and lived there for most of his life. Scott is a Rangely High School graduate. He also lived in Vernal, Utah; Craig, Colorado; Sandy, Utah; and Salt Lake City, Utah.

Predeceased by his father, Rodney Edwin Leech, and brother-in-law, Frank Mascarenas.

Scott served in the United States Army from 1962 - 1965. He loved his country and was honored to serve in Vietnam. After returning from the service, he worked for Leech Earth Boring in Rangely and in Sandy for his dad, Rodney E. Leech. Scott's professions were carpentry and machinist. For many years, Scott worked at Central Welding in Rangely and for the past 13 years at Star Brass Foundry in Salt his hands and spent many hours creating beautiful pieces of woodwork.

He enjoyed watching the Blue Angels wherever they performed.

Dad, we love you and we will miss you very much. We take comfort in knowing you are in Heaven, living amongst angels.

Memorial services will be held on Friday, September 7, at 11 a.m. in the Palisade City Park in Palisade, Colorado; and on Saturday, September 8, at 11 a.m. at Ashley Valley Christian Fellowship in Vernal, Utah, followed by a Bar-B-Q at the Vernal City Park. Funeral Directors: Neil O'Donnell and Sons.