Leland LeRoy Baldwin

March 15, 1932February 9, 2013

Leland L. Baldwin

March 15, 1932 – February 9, 2013

Leland L. Baldwin passed away unexpectedly at the age of 80, on February 9, 2013, at his home.

He was born March 15, 1932, to Roy and Gladys Baldwin in Grand Junction, CO. Leland married Maxine Taylor in 1949, in Grand Junction, CO, who preceded him in death, as well as his parents and a grandson, Duane Edris. Leland is survived by three daughters, Lynette Edris, Grand Junction, CO; Ronda (Marvin) Groves, Fruita, CO; Debra (David) Overman, Fruita, CO; grandchildren, James Edris, and Teresa (Mike) Brown, Fruita, CO; John (Kristi) Groves, Carbondale, CO, and Mary Edris, Grand Junction, CO; great-grandchildren, Malori and Kati Edris, Grand Junction, CO; Jayton and Cameron Brown, Fruita, CO; Rebeka Edris; a new baby Groves due in May, and a sister, Eunice Lockwood, Fruita, CO. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

His life has been shared lovingly the past 13 years with Clara Kelley and her children and grandchildren, Don Jean Kelley, Spokane, WA; Karen (Bill) Osborn, Fruita, CO; Bill (Crystal) Osborn and her children, Silt, CO; Amber (Josh) Kidder and Anisley, Ft. Collins, CO, and Dustin (Mendy) Osborn, Tiegan and Asher, New Castle, CO.

Leland served in the US Navy aboard USS Harry E. Hubbard in the Korean War as a Radar Technician. He retired in 1992 as a conductor with D&RGW/Southern Pacific Railroad with 37 years of service. Currently Leland was serving as Governor of Moose Lodge #270. He was also a Past State President of Colorado Moose Association, as well as many other positions in the lodge throughout the years. He enjoyed the lodge with his whole heart and what it stands for. Leland was serving as Chairman of the Board for Rio Grande Federal Credit Union for the past several years. Leland enjoyed his time spent working with numerous athletic events for Fruita Monument High School and appreciated the students, parents and faculty.

A memorial services is scheduled for Thursday, February 14, 2013, at 2:00 p.m., at the Moose Lodge #270 with a reception to follow.

Memorial contributions may be made to Moose Lodge #270, 567 25 1/2 Road, Grand Junction, CO 81505, or to a charity of your choice .


  • Celebration of Life Thursday, February 14, 2013

Leland LeRoy Baldwin

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February 18, 2013

Our thoughts & prayers goes out to Clara and the family.Leland was a fine man and will be missed by many...Love Harry & Marilyn

Gail & Christine Jones

February 15, 2013

Christine and I send our love to our uncle Leland's family. We pray God's grace and peace for each of you. We haven't seen Leland many times over the past several years but certainly remember him and his immediate family. We are very sorry to hear of his passing.

Lynette, Rhonda and Debbie our prayers are with you and your families. Your father was the last uncle I have on either my dad or mom's side of the family. While we may not like taking the baton we with you are now the older generation. Love and blessings, Gail and Christine Jones (Elsie's second son)

Jody Burtis (Bailey)

February 15, 2013

My sympathies to Ronda, Lynette and Debbie. Haven't seen your Dad in years but remember all the fun times your folks always had with my folks.

February 14, 2013

Our Thoughts and Prayers go out to Clara and the whole family. Leland was loved very much and will be missed.

Terri Lockwood

February 14, 2013

My thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time in your lives.

Barbara Brady George

February 13, 2013

Remembering Leland from Grand Junction High School days. Blessings.

Harold Davis

February 13, 2013

We will miss Leland's smiles, hugs, and quirky sense of humor. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
Harold & Carol Davis :)

February 13, 2013

We are very sad to hear about the passing of our Lodge Brother Leland. He was a Great man and loved his lodge . Our prayers and thoughts are with Clara and his family . From L.O.O.M Colorado Springs #244 Governor Scott Blakesley and his wife Phyllis Blakesley Chaplin Colorado Springs WOTM Chapter # 373 .