James Kermit Leonard

18 February, 194823 April, 2021

James Kermit Leonard, 73, of Portland, Oregon passed away April 23, 2021 at his home in Portland. Jim was born in Portland, Oregon on February 18, 1948. He is survived by his brother Bruce Leonard of Houston, Texas. Jim was proceeded in death by his parents, Dr. Kermit Leonard, MD, and Francine Leonard. He graduated from Garrison High School in 1996 and attended the University of North Dakota for several years before joining the Navy. He was honorably discharged from the Navy. He later attended the Horst Mager Culinary Institute in Portland, Oregon. He worked as a baker and in the catering service for the University of Portland for over 30 years. He was a phenomenal baker and loved cooking. He enjoyed many outdoor activities and sports activities especially during his high school years in Garrison. A memorial service will be planned in the future at the Bassett Cemetery in Nebraska.


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