Ronald Lee Leggett

September 19th, 1934October 5th, 2020

Ronald Lee Leggett, 86, of Louisville, passed away at home with his family by his side October 5, 2020. Ron was born September 19, 1934 at Community Hospital in Boulder to Walter and Thelma (McDonald) Leggett. He grew up in Boulder, CO and in 1942, after the death of his grandfather, the family moved to Louisville to live with his grandmother.

During his school years, Ron sang in a group called the “Flashy Five” and played trombone in the school band. He was a gifted athlete and excelled at football, basketball and track. Ron graduated from Louisville High School in 1952 and attended Colorado A&M (now CSU) in Fort Collins. In 1953, he met the love of his life, Arlene Griest, and they were married September 5, 1954 in Colorado Springs.

Ron had deep roots in the Louisville community. Seven generations of Leggett’s now stem from its original settler, Jeremiah Leggett, who moved to East Boulder County in 1866. Ron’s grandfather, Allen McDonald, was a town marshal of Louisville. Ron celebrated being the fourth generation of the Leggett family to celebrate a marriage of over fifty years.

Ron, affectionally known as “Legs”, worked for Rocky Flats for 33 years. He served on the Louisville Volunteer Fire Department for 22 years, ran on the racing team, and was the Louisville Fire Chief in 1965. Ron had many connections within the community; bartending at the Boulder Country Club, a member of the Tri-City Elks Club, an active member of the Louisville Senior Center, a football coach for the Louisville Little League and a member of the First United Methodist Church of Lafayette. He participated for several years in the Rocky Mountain Senior Games, winning many medals throwing the javelin. He was a proud member of the Past Chiefs Club where he held a close bond with the other Past Chiefs of the fire department.

After retirement, Ron and Arlene enjoyed traveling and attending all of their family’s functions. Ron loved being a father, grandfather and great-grandfather and was very involved with their activities, never missing a game or practice or recital.

He is preceded in death by his parents, a daughter-in-law, Linda Leggett, and a granddaughter, Jill Rae Rich. Ron is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Arlene Leggett, their children; Scott Leggett, Wendy Kelly and Peggy Leggett, a granddaughter Janelle (Kelly) Stanton, two great-grandchildren; Sebastian and Raina and one sister, Ronda (Kevin Thede) Leggett, and many other adored family members.

Ron leaves behind a legacy and will be missed by all who knew him. A private family service will be held. The family respectfully asks that in lieu of flowers or gifts, consider making a donation in Ron’s memory to the First United Methodist Church of Lafayette or doner’s choice.

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We are deeply sorry for your loss. Mike Dionigi Cody Wyoming And family.
Arlene and family: Sorry to hear about Ron's passing. We had some great times together. You are in my thoughts and prayers. May He rest in peace. Terry
So sorry to hear of your loss. Will miss him. So enjoyed hearing of his exploits - and wind ,- each time he went to the sr. games.
Dear friends We are saddened to hear about Ron. Remembering him and you, Arlene, walking together and always with a cheery hello and visit when we saw you. God bless you all. David and Patty
Dear friends We are saddened to hear about Ron. Remembering him and you, Arlene, walking together and always with a cheery hello and visit when we saw you. God bless you all. David and Patty
We're very sorry for your families loss. Our hearts are with you all. Paula and Michael Poe
You will truly be missed. You were a light here on earth, now you will shine forever in heaven with God ❤️
Ron was a big part of my life growing up. Very important person to my mom, Joan. He will be deeply missed & I’m feeling incredibly sad for your entire family. Sandy (Angell)
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. This is not a final goodbye as you all will reunite someday in the Lord's house...and what a glorious reunion that will be. Love and blessings, Deb, Ray, Dom and Lexi
Dear Arlene and family The world has lost a wonderful man. He will be missed. Phyllis
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