Leonard Cole Simpson
Leonard Cole Simpson, 86, of Lehi, UT died at home, Tuesday, August 9, 2022, surrounded by his family. Known by family and friends for his fierce love of God, family, and the land that he farmed, Leonard lived a life marked by service and hard work.
Leonard was born on September 3, 1935, in Rupert, Minadoka County, Idaho, as the third of 11 children born to Edward Phillip Lord Simpson, of Downey, Idaho, and Lureta Mary Cole of Rupert, Idaho.
Leonard is preceded in death by his parents, Edward Phillip Lord Simpson, of Downey, Idaho, and Lureta Mary Cole of Rupert, Idaho, and his sisters Sharon Verlee Grover, and Carol Jean Gilman. Leonard is survived by his wife, Swanny; his siblings Nolan, Leland, Doris Ann Moses, Lureta Carter, Edward, Betty Lou Gipson, William, Mark; and his children DeNese Diane Surratt (David), Leonard Scott Simpson, Swanny Lee Makin, Laurel Lee Powell (Rich), Heather Marie Jenkins (Kevin), Michael Ray Simpson (Genevieve), Tamera Lynn Schaeffer (Mark), Jacob Allen Simpson (Amy), and Justin Leonard Simpson. Leonard and Swanny have 25 grandchildren and 37 great grandchildren.
Arrangements entrusted to Sundberg Olpin Mortuary of Orem, Utah.
A viewing for the public will take place Friday, August 19, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., and Aug. 20, from 9:30 10:30 a.m., in the Relief Society room of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Stake building located at 890 West 3070 North, Lehi, Utah 84043. The funeral will begin immediately after the viewing on Saturday. Leonard will be interred at the Highland Cemetery.
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