Leroy Boyd Latham
January 18, 1926 – September 11, 2020
Leroy Boyd Latham of Palisade CO., passed away on September 11, 2020 at the Ferris Hospice Care Center in Grand Junction, CO. He was 94. Leroy was born on January 18, 1926 in California. He spent his childhood in De Beque, Colorado on his parents’ ranch (Opal & Ross Latham). He graduated from De Beque High School and later joined the United States Marine Corp. He was a World War II veteran. Leroy married Pauline Prather and they later divorced. He married Darlene Finneman on March 2, 1968. She preceded him in death on October 17, 2009 in Yuma, Arizona. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and enjoyed fishing, ATV Riding, traveling and spending time with his family. Leroy leaves behind two children: his son, Coe (Cathy) Latham, his daughter, Kim Latham, both of De Beque, Colorado, and a daughter-in-law, Kerri Latham. He also leaves behind ten grandchildren, thirty-two great grandchildren and his special companion of six years, JoAnne Hughbanks, to cherish his memory. He was preceded in death by two sons, Pete and Blake Latham, and two grandsons, Josh and Sean Latham. A visitation will be held Friday, September 18, 2020 from 9-10:00 AM, at Martin Mortuary, followed by a funeral service at 10:00 AM. Memorial contributions may be made to the Mike & Kay Ferris Care Center, 3090 North 12th Street #B, Grand Junction, CO 81506.