Robert Richard “Rick” Leonard passed away in Portland, Ore., on Feb. 4, 2013. Rick was born March 14, 1960, in Hood River, Ore., to Leroy “Dick” and Ada Jane Leonard.
Rick grew up in Hood River, attending local schools, and graduated from Hood River Valley High School. He enjoyed gardening, hunting, fishing, mushrooming, berry picking and just being in the outdoors.
Rick also enjoyed watching the Portland Buckaroos, who later became the Portland Winterhawks hockey team.
Rick married Lorinda Pendarvis on Aug. 14, 1996, in Wallowa, Ore., and they made their home in Hood River. Rick worked for Paddock’s Appliance in Hood River as a repair technician.
Rick is survived by his wife, Lorinda Leonard; daughter Sarah Durnez; two sons, Robert Durnez III and Kim Durnez; parents, Leroy “Dick” and Ada Jane Leonard; brother Gene Cooper; sisters, Muriel Jane Darr, Janet Larsen (and husband, Clay), Ma’cHele Rawlings (and husband, Garry); five nephews; two nieces; five great-nephews; three great-nieces; and a host of cousins, aunts, uncles and friends.
A memorial service is planned for 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 15, at the Hood River Nazarene Church, 2168 Belmont Drive.
Arrangements are under the direction of Anderson’s Tribute Center (Funerals, Receptions, Cremations), 1401 Belmont Ave., Hood River, OR 97031; 541-386-1000. Please visit www.andersonstributecenter.com to leave a note of condolence for family.
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