Leon Sauvageau

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Leon "Pete" Sauvageau
December 29, 1924 - March 18, 2015
Leon "Pete" Sauvageau was born December 29, 1924 in Fargo North Dakota and passed away March 18 2015, at home, surrounded by his family. Leon was born to Gust and Germaine Sauvageau and grew up on their farm near Fargo. He joined the U.S. Army at the age of 24, serving in Germany from 1950-52. Later, he worked with his father in construction. In June of 1953 he married Gloria Hansen and they moved to Southern California in August of 1956. Pete attended The Electronic Technical Institute in Inglewood, California and received a degree in Electronics. His first job was with Douglas Aircraft in Long Beach, California where he worked on the DC-8 Test Program. In 1960 he went to work for the Orange County Government Communications Center as a Technical Supervisor. In 1980, Leon and Gloria moved to Caldwell, Idaho. Leon worked for the Idaho State Government Communications Division as a Technical Supervisor until his retirement in 1994. After retirement, Leon and Gloria enjoyed traveling extensively, taking an average of 2 trips a year. Leon was an active member of his church and of the Knights of Columbus, donating several hours to their causes and projects, and was recognized for his contributions. Over the years, Leon enjoyed spending time with his family and helping his daughter and grandchildren. Leon is survived by his wife, Gloria; daughter, Rochelle Green; Grandson, Kyle Green; Granddaughters, Kelsey Green and Sydney Green; and Great Granddaughter, Rae Lynn Green. He is also survived by his brother, Harvey Sauvageau; sister, Rose Sveinson; brother, Fernand Sauvageau; and sisters, Laura Sauvageau Goguen and Lois Caldwell.
Recitation of the Rosary will be held at 7:00 P.M. Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at the Nampa Funeral Home, Yraguen Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 A.M. Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at St. Paul's Catholic Church, Nampa followed by burial with military honors at 1:00 P.M. at the Idaho State Veterans Cemetery, Boise. An online guest book is available at www.nampafuneralhome.com
The family would like to thank the staff of Horizon Hospice for their compassionate care. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Paul's Catholic Church Building on Faith fund or the .

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Published in Idaho Press Tribune on Mar. 22, 2015
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