In Memory

Guy "Elliott" Leonard

Guy Elliott Leonard


Guy "Elliot" Leonard
November 2, 1953 -January 7, 2020

Guy “Elliott” Leonard passed away unexpectedly at his home in Rifle, Colorado on Tuesday, January 7, 2020.  Elliott was born on November 2, 1953 at North Kingstown, Rhode Island.

He is survived by his wife, JoAnn; father, Guy Leonard; sister, Chris (Marc Wheeler); brothers, Forrest and Ross; mother-in-law, Char Turek; and many sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his mother, Beverly Fleer Leonard, and father-in-law, Gerald Turek.

Elliott and JoAnn moved from Austin, Texas to Rifle, Colorado in 1988.  He was a devoted husband, son, brother, and uncle.  He enjoyed a good game of pool, was an avid fly fisherman, passionate musician, and songwriter (“Hunter’s Moon” and “High Mountain Air”).  He loved playing acoustic guitar and banjo.  He possessed a voice that was so deep and soulful that you could listen to him sing for hours.  During the years, he enjoyed performing as a member of several bands including the Leonard-Curry Trio, that played music throughout Garfield County and Colorado.  Through his music, he met many musicians and artists establishing long-lasting friendships.  He touched the lives of many and was a devoted and compassionate friend.  He loved a good party and enjoyed life to the fullest.  He will be missed by everyone that had the honor of knowing him,

A celebration of Elliott’s life was held at the Ute Theater in Rifle on Saturday, January 25, 2020.