Obituary: Richard Lee Lenard | SummitDaily.com

Obituary: Richard Lee Lenard

Richard Lee Lenard

Life is a journey and on Sept. 14, 2013, Richard Lee Lenard's living journey came to an end, and his journey in Heaven began with the Lord's warm embrace.

Born on Feb. 19, 1959, in Wausau, Wisc., he grew up with two sisters, Gladys and Shirley, and a brother, Ben. Now he has been met by his parents, Ben and Lorraine Lenard, in a place of Sanctuary.

Through his journey he, as a hairstylist, met stylist Melanie Coates and married her in 1994. They had no children but two fabulous golden retriever dogs, Maggie and Chuck, together, which are both frolicking alongside him. Melanie with happy memories and faith to guide her currently lives in Buena Vista, Colo. Rick's extended family in Wisconsin, who love him and honor his memory, are Dorothy Coates, Michael, Patrick and Timothy Coates. Stanley Coates and Kathleen Schroedel, along with Rick's parents, welcomed his arrival to begin his spiritual journey.

Rick led a very enthusiastic life filled with great friends and a love for the outdoors. He also enjoyed biking, swimming, cooking and gardening.

There is a Rick Lenard Memorial Fund set up through Wells Fargo Bank. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation in Rick's honor to Community Care Clinic of Summit County. Well wishes for Melanie can be sent to P.O. Box 392, Buena Vista, CO, 81211.

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A Memorial Service will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 2 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Breckenridge Christian Ministries located at 105 Sawmill Road in Breckenridge.