Jeremy Keith Leuallen |

Jeremy Keith Leuallen

Jeremy Keith Leuallen, a lifetime resident of Rifle, died Tuesday, May 11, 2004, in Grand Junction. He was 27.

Leuallen was born June 15, 1976, in Grand Junction, to Steven Leuallen and Pamela (Ash) Leuallen. He was raised in Rifle, where he attended school. He worked as a lineman for the Public Service Co.

Leuallen was married to Keita Rust on April 23, 1996. The couple had six children.

A member of the Faith Fellowship Church and the Elks Club, he was an avid fisherman and hunter, and loved to be out in the woods. He had a lifetime love of baseball, which he carried on as an adult by coaching his two oldest sons.

He loved to spend time with his friends and family and the most important thing in his life was his wife and children. He will be remembered as a kind, big-hearted man who touched many lives.

He is survived by his wife, Keita; his parents, Steven and Pamela; his son, Hunter Leuallen, and his stepsons, Anthony Cordova and Gabe Cordova; his daughters, Lakeisha Leuallen and Alyssa Leuallen, and his stepdaughter, Cortney Cordova.

He is also survived by his brother Nate and his wife, Joy Lynn; his sisters Chandra Leuallen (and her fiance Jeremy Sanderson) of Parachute, and Kalea Leuallen, of Parachute.

Other survivors include his grandparents, Kenny and Irene Ash, of Grand Junction, and Chuck and Fran Leuallen, of Rifle, as well as a host of cousins, nephews, aunts, uncles and many good friends.

A memorial service is scheduled for Saturday, May 15, at 2 p.m., at the First Assembly of God church, 550 E. 5th St., in Rifle.

Pastor Mark Opstein of the Faith Fellowship Church will officiate.

Memorial contributions can be made to any Alpine Bank for the children of Jeremy Keith Leuallen.

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