LeeLand F. Downard

Born: Fri., Jul. 13, 1962
Died: Fri., Mar. 30, 2018


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Thu., Apr. 05, 2018
10:30 AM to 11:45 AM, Fri., Apr. 06, 2018
Location: Kamas LDS Church

Funeral Service

12:00 PM Fri., Apr. 06, 2018
Location: Kamas LDS Church

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Kamas – LeeLand F. Downard - Our dear husband, father, and "Grandpa Lee", age 55, passed away peacefully in his home in Kamas, Utah on March 30, 2018 surrounded by his family, after a valiant and courageous battle with cancer.
Lee was born on July 13, 1962 in Coalville, Utah to Manuel Louis and Gladys (Ball) Downard.  He grew up in Coalville and was a graduate of North Summit High School.
He was a true "Cowboy" in every sense of the word.  He loved to rodeo, ride, and train his horses and was as "Stubborn" as the mules he loved to ride.  He enjoyed fishing and packing trips with his son Jake, grandson Hayden, and best friend and brother Marvin.  He loved watching old western movies, cheering on the Green Bay Packers, "Go Pack Go", and spending time with his 7 grandsons who he loved dearly.
Lee was the hardest worker ever known and was still working right up to the end.  He never left a job unfinished.  He worked in the construction industry for 37 years as a heavy equipment operator and most recently as a field supervisor.  He was employed by Geary Construction and W. W. Clyde where he had many co-workers and colleagues that he considered his family. Thanks to all of you for being such a support and friend to him.
Lee leaves behind his wife of 37 years, Becky, his loving daughter Christiane Blonquist, son Jake (Lyndsay) Downard, and 7 grandsons Hayden, Wyatt, Karson, Bryson, Heston, Taylor, and Jordy.  All of whom he adored and was so proud to be their dad and grandpa.
Survived by his brothers Manuel (LuAnn) and Marvin Downard, sisters Louise (Mark) Cummings, LaRae (Dwayne) Rust, Becky (Steve) Harvey, and Janet (Michael) Morlan.  Many nieces and nephews.  Father and mother-in-law Alan and Sheila Lewis, sister-in-law Tracy (Bill) Mitchell and brother-in-law Perry (Kaelyn) Lewis.

Preceded in death by his parents Louis and Gladys Downard, nephew Christopher Downard, brother-in-law Vance Lewis and special grandma Helen Anderson.

Funeral services will be held Friday, April 6th, 2018 at 12:00 in the Kamas LDS Ward Chapel, 100 West Center Street.  A viewing will be held Thursday evening from 6 to 8 pm, as well as one hour prior to the service.  Interment will follow in the Marion Cemetery.

The family wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you to Intermountain Homecare and Hospice and especially to Audrey for her love and compassion to our family.
Dad's passing leaves a big hole in our hearts.  You will always be our Hero Dad!  Ride High Cowboy, We Love You!

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   Posted Mon April 02, 2018
Becky and family, I am so sad to hear about LeeLand’s passing! It truly breaks my heart! I just wanted you to know I am thinking of you!
Love Delsa

Terry Taylor
   Posted Mon April 02, 2018
Becky, I am thinking of you. Loved sharing the neighborhood with you and I hope you know my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Terry

Kathy Ball
   Posted Tue April 03, 2018
How I loved this man. A gentle soul and treasured friend I called family. My love to all of you and I so wish I could be there with you. Lee loved life and was such an inspiration to me. Cherish those memories, they help on the hard days that are sure to come.

Lynne Fawcett
   Posted Tue April 03, 2018
I am completely heartbroken at the loss of this good man. LeeLand was such a wonderful person. He will be deeply missed by his loved ones and his friends. My sincerest condolences Becky for your loss.

Alan Preston
   Posted Tue April 03, 2018
I had the privileged of working with LeeLand a little over a year ago, on the Steinaker Pipe project in Vernal. He was an excellent foreman and he kept the project moving on schedule and budget, but he was a even better person. I'm grateful I had the opportunity to work with him and to get to know him. He will be missed.

Mindi Stuart
   Posted Tue April 03, 2018

GARDEN PATH was sent by Rasmussen Family.

Praying for your family at this time of loss. With Love, Brett and Joni Rasmussen Clay and Mindi Stuart Riley and Whittney Rasmussen Brett and Jaci Berman

Linda Jones
   Posted Tue April 03, 2018
Becky and Family
I was so sorry to hear about LeeLand's passing. What I knew about him he was a really great guy always so friendly. We will miss him. My thoughts and prayers are with you all as you go through the loss. RIDE EM COWBOY

Blaine and Thelma Jacobson
   Posted Tue April 03, 2018
We are very good friends with his sister, Louise. We were so sorry to hear about his passing and know that this has affected Louise a lot. We wish we could have met him. He sounds like a wonderful person. Condolences to all of his family. You will all be in our prayers.

Kalleen Johnson Archuleta
   Posted Tue April 03, 2018
Rest in Peace Lee sending prayers and love to your family

Brad meadows
   Posted Tue April 03, 2018
I'm very sorry to hear this sad news. Though I did not know this young man I knew his parents in Coalville and they were good people. Coalville people are ALL family so he was family too. Very sorry. God speed LeeLand.

Barbara Roemmich
   Posted Tue April 03, 2018
So sorry for your loss.

Tony Johnston
   Posted Thu April 05, 2018
I had the privilege to work with Leeland on a few projects, the most recent was the Vernal Airport. Leeland was a great man and will be truly missed by all who knew him. I know he has left a lasting impression on me. I was able to work with him while he was going through his treatments and it never kept him down. When he came to work after his one of his treatments he wanted to get right to work and not let his diagnosis bother him. I learned a lot from him and considered him a friend. He truly loved what he did and loved life. The influence he had will last with me forever and he will always have a special place in my heart. My prayers are with you and your family during this time of grief.

   Posted Thu April 05, 2018
Becky and family, Dave and I want you to know we are thinking of you and our hearts ache for your loss. Our best, Darceys.

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