Obituary of Leland R. Stoker
Leland Ray Stoker was born to Raymond & Ethel Stoker on May 30, 1937 in Las Animas Colorado & raised in Haswell. Leland had 2 brothers and 2 sisters. He met his wife of 57 years after a basketball game in 1958 and in August of 1959 they were married. Leland & Donna had 3 children, Mark, Aaron, and Cindy.
During his life, Leland mainly worked in the farming & ranching industry. He also worked several years for Kit Carson County as a maintainer operator, where he took great pride in grading roads and his roads showed it. One of his greatest loves was his horses and he liked nothing better than to look out of the kitchen window and see them. The other love of his life was of course, his family; he loved getting down on the floor and playing with the grandchildren, or taking them outside to give the horses a pet or treats. He even tried to keep the grandchildren out of trouble with grandma, like replanting the flowers she had planted after they had dug them up, filling up holes in+ the back yard so they wouldn't break their necks, and making sure he had some sweet cracked corn or cakes, not only for the horses. Leland was a hard man to anger but if you ever did, you felt his wrath and didn't care to have it focused on you again. You could search the world but never find a kinder, sweeter or gentler man.
Preceding him in death were his wife Donna, parents Raymond & Ethel, sister Eleanor Ashcraft, brother Alfred, son Aaron, & great granddaughter Raelynn. Left behind to continue his legacies are his son, Mark Stoker & wife Louise, daughter, Cindy Sholes & husband Sam. Grandchildren Heather & husband Danny; Misty & partner Kyle; Mindy & husband Jerry; Seth & wife Masyl. Great grandchildren Vyktoreya, Clayton, Korey, Krysteen, Drake, Ashttyn, Hayden, Riley, Naelynn, JaRae, and Jackson. Great-great grandchildren Killian, Angeleen, and Mateo. His sister, Pat & husband Johnny; brother Clyde & wife Jan.
Memorials may be made to the Trinity Lutheran Church in Leland's memory and may be left at or sent to Bank of Burlington, 410 14th Street, Burlington, Colorado 80807.To plant a beautiful memorial tree in memory of Leland Stoker, please visit our Tree Store
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