Leonard W. Aldaz

December 15, 1952November 21, 2012

A lifelong resident of Colorado Springs, Leonard W. Aldaz, 59, entered into eternal rest in the presence of his lord on November 21, 2012 with his family and friends at his side.

He was born in Monte Vista, CO to Alfred and Amelia Aldaz and grew up in Colorado Springs. A graduate of Palmer High school, he attended the University of Colorado at Boulder and earned a Bachelors degree from The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. Leonard went on to earn a Master’s degree from and completed coursework in pursuit of a Juris Doctorate at the University of Iowa.

His father, Alfred, brothers Dennis and Carl, and sister Edith precede Leonard in death. He is survived by his mother Amelia (Abachiche), daughter, Alea Marie Simpkins (Travis), son, Adam Dominic, and his granddaughter LillyAnna. Leonard grew up one of eight siblings and is also survived by sisters, Nadine Solis, Frieda Romero (Dan), Jeanine Martinez (Leonardo), and Carla; many nieces and nephews, friends, and business associates.

Leonard was a strong, caring man of faith that enjoyed life to the fullest. He could always be counted on to brighten a darkened day, help those in need, and to crack a joke that would keep his friends laughing until they cried. Some of his favorite things were assisting young athletes achieve their potential whether on the football field or on the wrestling mat; Being an active voice for those who were less fortunate or without the privilege to speak for themselves; and cheering on his favorite teams which included the Denver Broncos, the Colorado Buffaloes, the Iowa Hawkeyes, and the Colorado Spring Rippers.

Visitation will be on Friday, November 30, 2012 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 2030 West Colorado Avenue, from 5:00 pm with a Rosary to be prayed at 7:00 pm. A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10:00am Saturday, December 1, 2012 at Sacred Heart. Interment will immediately follow. Swan Law Funeral Directors, 501 North Cascade, Ave.


  • Visitation Friday, November 30, 2012
  • Funeral Service Saturday, December 1, 2012

Leonard W. Aldaz

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Ed (Eddie) Rogers

December 27, 2012

Sad to hear. Leonard was one of my greatest friends during our high school years at Palmer. Lots of laughs. Will miss him.

Al & Dee Mullins

December 26, 2012

Our Lord has a new angel on his staff, our prayers and hopes go out to the family during this time, but we all know that Leonard is now at rest. God Bless

felicia lopez

December 7, 2012

I am so sorry for the loss of your son amelia may god be with you and the family at this time and forever more.

December 3, 2012

My deepest sympathy to La Familia Aldaz! After many years of not seeing Leonard, he came to my office in La Junta and he said "que no me conoces?" After a big abrazo, I told him "how could I forget". At UCCS, we ruled and we were proud and unidos. I will always remember the great times we shared. Felix Rivera

Bonnie Bueno

December 3, 2012

Adam & Aleia, I'm sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you both.

December 1, 2012

Condolences to Nadine and the Aldaz family. It was my pleasure to know Leonard. He set a good example for those less fortunate about whom he cared.

Tom Armour

Ernie Abachiche

December 1, 2012

Aunt Amelia, Alea, Adam and Aldaz Family. Our Prayers are with you and may the Lords light shine on you. Leonard "cuzz" we will all miss you and will always love you and keep your spirit alive in our hearts.
Ernie,Maria,Aliya,Davian & Noah

November 30, 2012

SO sad to hear of Leonard's passing. He fought a long hard fight but he is home with his Lord. I would run into him here & there over the past few years & it we would pick up like it was just the day before. Hasta luego mi amigo. Via con dios.

Becky Paolini-Goodson

November 30, 2012

I'm sorry for your loss. I've known Leonard since our children were very young. You fought the good fight Leonard. Rest in peace my friend.

November 30, 2012

To the family of Leonard, we will miss his great smile at Sacred Heart Church. Our prayers and thoughts are with all of you. Carol & Ernie Ferguson