I so enjoyed getting to know Don through Rotary. I always looked forward to seeing his welcoming smile and chatting about city politics. He always made me feel special. I will miss him
I knew Don for years throughout my career with the District Attorney's office. He was a compassionate and caring man. Always with a big smile and something kind to say. Our community has suffered a loss with Don's passing. My condolences to the family.
Don was the first Captain I worked for when I came on the Highway Patrol in 1983. He not only was a "boss", he was a kind caring soul who would always reach out and offer a helping hand when needed. He was never too busy to visit! Even in the years after leaving the Patrol when I ran into him, he still had the same caring approach. A genuine kind hearted man who will be missed by those lives that were touched by him.
I worked for your Father on the California Highway Patrol. I was a Sgt. and we enjoyed each other. Our prayers and thoughts are with the family at this time. As time passes it will get easier knowing he is where he has wanted to be for a while.
Don was a neighbor and good friend of the Eggertsen family for many years. Loyalty, dedication, reliabiity, and good nature were some of his hallmarks. He was always willing to lead or support most any activity to help others and do good for the community. We will miss his big smile, friendly wave and kind words wherever we would run into him. He was as fine a man as I have ever known. We will miss but never forget him and all he accomplished and did for others.
I agree with Karl. I will miss seeing him and talking to him while he was out in front waiting for the mail. He always noticed our grandkids and always had a good word for them.. I remember when there were a couple of times he forgot to put the trash out and he would walk across the street, knock on our door, and ask if he could put some trash in our barrel. His usually went out first, and ours still needed to be picked up. He was such a gentleman about it;never surreptitiously sticking his trash in our barrel!
Our condolences to all his family and many friends in these difficult times.
Karl Eggertsen and Scharden Eggertsen
To the family of Don Leach:
So very sorry for your loss, I worked with Don when I was in high school and upon returning from college while working for the Redwood Broadcasting Company in Eureka, CA at KIEM-KRED Radio and TV for Mr. Bill Smullin. He was a very friendly and well liked by his fellow workers, myself included. My condolences to you,and I know that you have many wonderful memories to help you through this very difficult time. Know that you're in my thoughts and prayers at this time.
Don you will be greatly missed. Jenna and I have many wonderful memories of joking and laughing with you at meeting and Relay. Now we all have our own security looking over us from heaven.
A Jack on the rocks in your memory Grandpa Don; I love you, miss you, and will always carry your love with me.
I will miss you my dear friend. May the good lord hold you and your family close in his hands.
We enjoyed Don (and family) for many, many years at the Conejo Valley Days Fair Chili Cook-offs. He will be sorely missed. What an amazing life he lead! You are in our hearts and thoughts...
My sympathies to all of the family. May you remember the happy times to help you through this time of sorrow.
We will miss you, Don, as a valuable part of our community, and I'll miss you as a friend and fellow committee and commission member. When you spoke, everyone else listened, and your words always added real value to the subject.
The Don Leach Family,
My heartfelt sympathy at the passing of your Dad.
With fond memories of CHP days in Eureka.
While working at the Ventura CHP Area office for almost 32 years, Don was one of several captains I happen to work with. I always found him to be a warm, friendly, and very approachable individual. I am sorry to hear of his passing. My condolences to his family and friends.
Don was a true friend with a very captivating sense of humor. We were very sad to hear of his passing, but now is with he beloved Mary. Marc & Sue Vertin, Evansville, Indiana
Don was a wonderful friend. I first met him while attending Rotary in Ventura with my father John. There was something mysteriously different about him. He had a glow that radiated with peace and love. I was reintroduced to Don a few years later when I joined Channel Islands Masonic Lodge 214. Thats when I figured out how special a Brother he was. He always went out of his way to encourage me and make me feel welcome. I will truly miss him.
My condolences to Don's family and friends. I knew Don from Rotary and other organizations we jointly belonged or attended. He was always ready with a smile and hearty greeting. He will be missed and at the same time remembered.
This is for the family,your dad was a wonderful man, great brother in law. . I was so glad to see him when I was in California, we laughed and remembered wonderful times.. Always Aunt Chris and family.