Richard (Rick) Leeder Sunrise February 24, 1954 Sunset July 21, 2018 Richard Evert Leeder passed away peacefully at home on 07/21/18 In Centralia, Wa. He was a long time resident of South Bay Area prior to retiring in Washington in December 2016. He will be missed by his wife and partner Cheryl Leeder of 37 yrs. Father of Joseph Leeder and James Mautz Jr. Brother of Rosco Leeder, Bill Leeder and Wayne Swart, Sisters, Sharyne Taylor and Kathleen Kenzel. Many nieces, nephews, great and great great. Born in Oklahoma to parents Johana Leeder and Roscoe Leeder. He entered into the Army at the age of 17 yrs.old. and remained enlisted for almost 9 yrs. Rick was a dedicated employee at Moog Aircraft for 37 yrs. and always gave his best. Rick was a man of service to the church, Cub and Boy Scouts, Flying Samaritans, baseball league, AYSO and various other organizations over the years. He was a man of service. Rick loved Intarsia, wood inlay. He won first place in woodworking at the Hermosa Beach Fair. His other love was his motorcycle/cruiser. Riding gave his a sense of freedom from the world. He will be remembered as a loving and devoted husband, father, brother and son and will be greatly missed. He is at peace with our Lord, forever. Gods garden God looked around his garden And found an empty place, He then looked down upon the earth And saw your tired face. He put his arms around you And lifted you to rest. God’s garden must be beautiful He always takes the best. He knew that you were suffering He knew you were in pain. He knew that you would never Get well on earth again. He saw the road was getting rough And the hills were hard to climb. So he closed your weary eyelids And whispered, ‘Peace be Thine’. It broke our hearts to lose you But you didn’t go alone, For part of us went with you The day God called you home.

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  1. Cheryl,

    We have been praying for you and family. Rick is alive and happy. The pain you feel is the sting of death, but our God promises comfort and to never leave us. I know you will lean on the presence of our Lord, and lean on his people too.

  2. Rick thank you for being the kind of man that was a good friend I will remember you and will look for upon my arrival into Heaven a place for the living only by Jesus threw Jesus

  3. It is with both sorrow and joy that we let Rick go home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. His pain is over as he left to go before us to eternal rest in heaven and wait for us to come join him again. Thank you Rick for being a loving husband, father, son, brother and dear friend to us all. ’til we meet again! Love forever….

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