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Dove-Witt Family Mortuary

6630 S. US Hwy 85/87, Fountain, CO

OBITUARY

Leslie Allan Saylor

August 24, 1937May 24, 2020

Leslie “Les” Allen Saylor 1937-2020 Les was born August 24, 1937 in Steamboat Springs, CO to Marion and Rinard Saylor. He graduated from Steamboat Springs High School in 1955. Les married the love of his life, Daisy McElhinney, on September 8, 1956. They were married just shy of 64 years. Together they had four children. Les began a career in construction as a heavy equipment operator which took him all over the state of Colorado with Daisy and his kids by his side. He worked on several major highway and dam builds throughout the state. They settled in Fountain, CO in 1970 where he started working for Schmidt Construction Company. Les officially retired in 2001 after 34 years but returned off and on for the next several years. Les joined the Fountain Masonic Lodge #191 in 1983, he later joined the Fountain Valley Order of the Eastern Star #155 so he could attend with Daisy. Les was highly active in both organizations including being elected Worthy Grand Patron of the State of Colorado Order of the Eastern Star in 2017. Les passed peacefully at his home in Fountain surrounded by his family. He was preceded in death by his parents, one niece and one nephew. He is survived by his wife Daisy, his four children: Leslie “Les” Saylor (SP. Belinda Saylor), Lititia “Tish” Neagles, Myron Saylor (SP. Tina Saylor), Marsha Saylor-Bartels (SP. Troy Bartels), seven grandchildren, five great grandchildren, his sister Mardell Eubank, one niece and 2 nephews. A memorial service will be held at a later date when we can all be together. Donations in honor of Les may be made to the Al Kaly Shrine Transportation Fund at PO Box 193, Pueblo, CO 81002. Phone in donations can be made at 719-544-9505.

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John Payton

June 5, 2020

My sympathy 1st for the Family and being closet to Marsha and Myron. Mr. Saylor like All our parents back in that era of our school days Always, Always showed this silent quite side of strength and respect without saying much. I was always nervous going to the house to talk with Marsha , but Mr. and Mrs Saylor's smile made me feel extremely welcome. God Bless

Kelly Baines

June 2, 2020

I think Eastern Star will be different from now on. For me, Les was the truest example of a member living up to the obligation of the order.

As a young member, I invited my friend to attend an installation and durning refreshments, she ask why I spent so much time in the order. She was not familiar with the Masonic Family and curious what the allure was. Almost on que, I spotted Les and with a smile and giant hug, I introduced my friend to him. After he left to visit other members, I explained to her that Eastern Star has the nicest and most welcoming people and Les was the example of honest and unbiased love membership bestows on their sisters and brothers unconditionally.

He was one of my favorite people and I will truly miss his face, smile and hugs. I know that the goodbye isn’t forever just “until we meet again.”

Chuck Reid

June 1, 2020

Every time we were around Les was a great time. He always had a good story to tell and loved to hear one too. Always a good time with him and your family during Bronco games and BBQ at Troy and Marsha house. He will be missed.
Chuck & Michelle Reid

Nancy Swope

May 31, 2020

I have many fond memories of Les through Eastern Star at many meetings around the state, on camping trips and when he served as Worthy Grand Patron. I am so sorry for your loss. My love to Daisy and the family.

Janet Adams

May 31, 2020

Les cared about everyone. He always asked how my husband was, no matter what the ocassion. We'll both miss his great smile and personality.
RIP, my friend
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CHERIE & scotty Blomquist

May 30, 2020

We were camping & hunting in area 10 for trophy bulls! He had trouble backing into this tight spot, so he through his hands up and said “I think I’ll camp right here” Daisy told him it wasn’t level. “It depends on how you turn your head”
Love you all! God bless!!

Kaeleen Buckingham

May 29, 2020

Les was always so fun to meet up with at Grand Chapter. He always made you feel like you were special and he was so glad that you were there. Grand Chapter will not be the same without him. RIP Les.
To your family - know that Les was loved by all that knew him and our hearts and sympathies are with you.

Kathy Hulsing

May 29, 2020

Daisy and family I just want to express how very sorry to hear of Les’ passing. Your family was like part of our family as we moved across Colorado. Please know you all are in my prayers and my heart.

Jill Quedenfeld

May 29, 2020

I will always remember his genuine smile and joy when he greeted everyone in the room. It's as if he hadn't seen us in years and was thrilled to see us again, even though it had only been a week.
The other special memory I have is watching Les recite The Lodge Above Simpkins Store. His face would beam and his inflection kept everyone riveted. Thank you Les. Always in our hearts!❤️❤️❤️

Marsha Saylor

May 29, 2020

I love you dad! I will miss you forever. It's so hard to imagine life without you. I'm so proud of you and all your Masonic and Eastern Star accomplishments. I'm so happy you are in Heaven resting peacefully and breathing. You can rest dad knowing we are taking care of mom. I love you dad❤❤

FROM THE FAMILY