Leo Bruce Collard
Leo Bruce Collard, 85 of Layton, Utah passed away February 12th, 2022 at 1:20 a.m. in the comfort of his own home surrounded by his loved ones.
Leo was born on June 3rd, 1936 to Clarence Dean Collard & Elma Ottesen in Huntington, Utah where he was brought up as a true farm boy and learned the true meaning of working for everything you have and had an even deeper appreciation for honesty and hard work. After graduating High school at Emery High Leo severed time in the US Airforce and spoke fondly of the time he spent in Okinawa, Japan as an aircraft machinic. After his time spent in the military, Leo then married the love of his life, Marjorie Wilkinson, on February 6th, 1965, and became a father to six children. Leo & Marjorie raised their family in Layton, Utah where they spent 58 amazing years together.
He loved his family especially “his girls”. He loved being a husband and father. It was clear to everyone who knew him how much he loved being a grandfather. He also enjoyed fishing and the outdoors. Leo was a genius when it came to working on cars, spending his retired years working on them as a hobby to keep himself busy and working.
Leo will always be remembered for his kind heart, sharp mind, and strong drive to make sure his family was always taken care of. He was an overall good man to anyone who knew him.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Dean and Elma Collard; siblings Clifford and Max Collard; and children Ken Christensen, Bonnie Basset, Marilyn Martin, and Wayne Collard.
Leo is survived by his wife Marjorie Collard; children, Larry Collard and Rebecca (Nicholas) Hamblin; as well as many adoring grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
A viewing will be held Friday, February 18, 2022 from 6 to 8 p.m., with full military honors to be accorded at 6 p.m. prompt at Lindquist’s Layton Mortuary, 1867 No. Fairfield Road.
Family and friends will gather for a luncheon from 3:00 to 5:30 p.m. at the Latter-day-Saint ward building, 1290 Church St., Layton, Ut. prior to the viewing.