Leonard Proctor (1937 - 2017)

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Leonard Proctor
January 25, 1937 - July 7, 2017
"One day your life will flash before your eyes. Make sure it's worth watching." Author Unknown
If there is one life that we all could sit back and watch and be amazed by the strength and abundance of love that was given to so many, it would be the life of Leonard Proctor. Leonard was born on January 25, 1937 to Anna and Harry Proctor in Salt Lake City, Utah and took his last breath in the arms of the love of his life Carol on July 7, 2017 in Parma, Idaho. Leonard was raised on a farm with his brother John and his sister Anna in Salem, Utah. After high school Leonard enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and was stationed in the South Pacific. After serving our country for 4 years, Leonard moved to Denver Colorado where he attended barber school as well as computer electric training and ultimately had a 30+ year career with Western Electric which eventually became Lucent Technologies.
Leonard not only has his soul-mate Carol and his daughters missing him, but many grandchildren, extended family and countless friends that are wishing they could see his smiling face again. Not to mention his garden…. Oh his garden! Those flowers, veggies and fruits are missing you Lenny!! Every home that Leonard had throughout his life he has had he planted, cultivated, loved and grew the most abundant gardens full of fragrant roses and peonies along with the most delicious fruit and vegetables. He then would share everything he had grown with friends and family to enjoy. He thrived off seeing others enjoy the fruits of his labor.
Instead of flowers or monetary gifts, Leonard hopes that you will do an unexpected and unsolicited act of kindness for another person…. Because Lenny was never focused on money. He had a passion for people and serving others.
Everyone who remembers Lenny is asked to celebrate his life by doing something you love. Find your passion… your dream… and chase it. And don't stop until you find your happiness. Cause that's what Leonard did…. He found his happiness and his spirit was released from his body after his heart could not beat anymore.
Leonard would like to leave all of you with this final saying "Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened."

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Cremation Society of Idaho
5541 West Overland Road
Boise, ID 83705
(208) 322-3590
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Published in Idaho Press Tribune on July 14, 2017
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