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Leo Letey

Leo Letey of Grand Junction, a former resident of the Roaring Fork Valley, died Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2003, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Junction. He was 81.

Mr. Letey was born Dec. 26, 1921, in El Jebel to John and Rosina Tisseur Letey. He spent his childhood in the Roaring Fork Valley and attended school in Basalt.

He married Katherine Grant on Nov. 2, 1940.

He served in the U.S. Army from 1944 to 1946 as a Sgt. E-5, Headquarters and Headquarters Co, and served in the Philippines and Japan.

Mr. Letey lived in the Roaring Fork Valley, Delta, Alamosa, Cortez and Arvada before moving to Grand Junction. He worked as the chief of weights and measures for the Colorado Department of Agriculture.

He was a member of the American Legion Post No. 37 for 58 years, and a member of the Grand Junction Gem and Mineral Club. He enjoyed jewelry making and lapidary work.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Adeline Anderson.

Mr. Letey is survived by his wife, Katherine Letey of Grand Junction; by sons and daughters-in-law Jay and Lynda Letey of Spokane, Wash., Jerry Letey of Grand Junction, and Ron and Laura Letey of Anchorage, Alaska; by a daughter and son-in-law, Diana and John Bruce of Grand Junction; by brothers and sisters-in-law Al and Margaret Letey of Grand Junction, and John and Patti Letey of Riverside, Calif.; by sisters and brother in-law Almeda Duroux of Carbondale, and Rose and Tutt Asbury of Centennial; and by four grandsons, four granddaughters and one great-grandson.

A funeral service was held Sept. 22 at Martin Mortuary In Grand Junction.

Burial followed at Rosebud Cemetery in Glenwood Springs.

Martin Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.

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