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Information for Colin McLeod Jr.
6 July, 1920 - 10 August, 1994
From the Idaho Press-Tribune
14 August, 1994

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Colin 'Smokey'
McLeod Jr.

    Colin "Smokey" McLeod Jr., 74, of Eagle and formerly of Caldwell, died Wednesday, August 10, 1994, at his home of natural causes. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, August 15, 1994, at Boone Memorial Presbyterian Church, Caldwell. Interment will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Caldwell. Services are under the direction of Dakan Funeral Chapel, Caldwell.
    Smokey was born July 6, 1920, at Caldwell, the son of Colin McLeod Sr. and Anna Purser McLeod. He graduated from Caldwell High School and continued hi s education at the University of Idaho where he was a member of Beta Theta Phi. He married DeLayne Miller December 13, 1944, at Bellingham, Washington. They began their life together at Spring Valley Ranch near Boise and later moved to Caldwell in 1955 where Smokey continued sheep and cattle ranching between Marsing and Boise.
    Smokey was very active in the community and was an avid hunter, fisherman and golfer. He had been a member of the Caldwell Men's Golf Association, Idaho Golf Angels and had devoted two summers to the construction of Purple Sage Golf Course in Caldwell. He was also a member of the Idaho Wool Growers, serving as a director; he was a member and director of the Idaho Cattlemen's Assoc. and was honored as the Conservation Farmer of the year in 1956. He was also a member of the B.P.O.E. #1448, Caldwell, the Arid Club and became a member of the Caldwell Chamber of Commerce agriculture Hall of Fame in 1964. He also served on numerous BLM and Soil Conservation Boards. He was also proud of his part in the development of the McLeod-Edwards Wagon Wheel Subdivision at Lake Cascade.
    Smokey took as much pride in the care of the land and livestock as he did in clothing and feeding people, whether they were family, friends, employees or strangers.
    He is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Sandy and Teri McLeod of Star; a daughter and son-in-law, Patti and Joe Legerwood of Boise; two granddaughters, Lori Lee Ledgerwood of Boise and Megan McLeod of Star; and a sister and brother-in-law, Eleanor and Gil Thompson of Pauma Valley, California.
    He was preceded in death by his parents, Colin and Anna; his wife, Delayne; and two sisters, Connie Weeks and Ruby Tallman.
    Friends may call at Dakan Funeral Chapel in Caldwell from 4 to 8 p.m. today, Aug. 14.
    His family requests that memorials be made to the Idaho Youth Ranch, Box 534, Rupert, Idaho 83350 or to the Jewish Center for Immunology and Respiratory Medicine, 1400 Jackson St., Denver, Colorado 80206.

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