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WESLACO, TX. -
Leonard Drew Collord, 94 yrs, passed away February 3, 2013 at his home in Weslaco.
He is survived by son Robin (Patti) Collord of Valley View, Texas, son Craig (Ellen) Collord of Monterey, California and daughter Lorna Santillo of Weslaco; four grandchildren, five great-grand children and one great great grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his wife Charlotte of 51 years and his wife Norma of 17 years. His Father, Mother and three brothers.
Born in Orno, Michigan on May 1, 1918 to Anna (Swem) Collord and George Collord. He enlisted in the Marines, and subsequently entered the Army Air Corps Cadet pilot training program. He then transitioned to the United States Air Force where he flew for the next 35 years. He always dreamed that upon retirement from the military he would live on a farm surrounded by citrus trees. He lived his dream. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Edcouch.
Direct cremation by Heavenly Grace Memorial Gardens, La Feria; Internment will be at Crown Hill Cemetery, Knox, Indiana, next to his wife Charlotte.
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Published in Valley Morning Star on February 17, 2013