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Putnam, Vernon LeRoy CARDIFF -- Vernon LeRoy Putnam (LeRoy), a 1965 graduate of San Dieguito High School, passed away April 21, 2013, at age 66. LeRoy grew up in Cardiff , the eldest of five children born to Vern and Betty Putnam. LeRoy was an excellent student and talented athlete in high school. He was a standout basketball player for Palomar Junior College and earned an athletic scholarship to Cal Poly Pomona. Following LeRoy's graduation, he attended UCLA law school. He started his legal career as a trial attorney for the Los Angeles Public Defender's Office and later established the law firm of Avila and Putnam in Los Angeles. LeRoy married Pat Rice in 1978 and had three children, Anna, Will and Laura. He shared his love of basketball with his daughter Anna, coached his son Will's Little League team, and danced in a local production of the Nutcracker with his daughter Laura. The family loved spending time together at their rustic cabin in Cuyama, Calif. He is survived by his wife and children; son- in-law, Dan Rampton; and granddaughter, Paige. He is also survived by his mother, Betty Putnam; and his siblings, Phil, Tom, Penni and Betsy. LeRoy was greatly admired and loved, and will be deeply missed by his family and friends. A memorial service and celebration of LeRoy's life will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, May 11th, at Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum in Topanga, Calif.

Published in U-T San Diego from May 5 to May 6, 2013
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