Richard - 2011
Richard H McLeod
  • 81 years old
  • Date of birth: Jul 17, 1932
  • Place of birth:
    Huntington Park, California, United States
  • Date of passing: Feb 19, 2014
  • Place of passing:
    Kingman, Arizona, United States
Your soul has stepped into heaven, but your heart remains here with us forever. We love you and will miss you always!

This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Richard McLeod, 81, born on July 17, 1932 and passed away on February 19, 2014. We will remember him forever.

Thank you for adding your tribute, you have no idea how much this means to us.   
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Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Terri Monteleone on 17th July 2017

"Life is not the same without you! Miss you very much. Your life and love blessed many! Your heart for serving giving. You were an amazing man and a fabulous example of what a real man should be.  More than that, your love of a God was a light to others! Love you and miss you, Dad!"

This tribute was added by Barbara McLeod on 17th July 2017

"There is a empty spot only you could fill. Thank you for loving me so much for so long. I'm missing you very much today. All my love,"

This tribute was added by Jeanna McLeod on 19th February 2016

"Thinking about you daddy. Missing you too.
Wishing you could walk with me and hold my hand like you used to.
Love you,
The simple way we'd talk while walking around the property or the swap meet.
sometimes it would be breakfast. You would listen.then ask what I might do.
Only if I asked,you would give advice. You always told the truth. Sometimes not want I wanted to here, but what I needed. I could really use some daddy time.
If you've been watching, then you know what I need. I could really use one of those walks. I have questions only you can answer.
I'd like to think you're taking your walks with Jesus now.

I miss you, love you too"

This tribute was added by Terri Monteleone on 19th February 2016

"This day, two years ago, we held your hand as you peacefully took your last breath. The time has flown by in many ways....but there is rarely a day that goes by that I don't think about you and miss you! Sometimes, I imagine that I will see you sitting in your chair as I enter the living room. I love you, dad. Thank you for being an example of what a real man looks like....loving me...and always being there for me. These traits live on in my memories of you....good times, Dad! Thank you."

This tribute was added by Jeanna McLeod on 17th July 2015

"Thinking about my dad on his birthday"

This tribute was added by Jeanna McLeod on 20th February 2015

"Daddy, your girl's are missing you. God has touched our lives in unexpected way since you left to be with Jesus.
I know you both watch over us still.
Love you forever! Jeanna"

This tribute was added by Terri Monteleone on 19th February 2015

"I can't believe a year has gone, your death was not in vain. It has catapulted our family to be closer to God and each other. If you were here, you would be smiling! I love you to the moon and back and miss you deeply!"

This tribute was added by Jeanna McLeod on 17th July 2014

"Happy Birthday daddy. You are on my mind today, as you often are.
You are missed. I love you!"

This tribute was added by Terri Monteleone on 17th July 2014

"Happy Birthday Daddy! Today, you would have been 82 years young! We miss you, love you and think of you often."

This tribute was added by Gary Bogolea on 6th March 2014

"Dear Barb.  I was shocked and saddened in hearing of Richard's passing.  Richard and I were Sheriff's Patrol partners almost every week for eight years.  Spending 8 to 10 hours in a patrol car serving subpoenas and doing our "other stuff" Richard and I shared many experiences and generally had a real fun time.  We did our best to keep things interesting for the staff at the Sonora Applebees during our Friday luncheons.  We even had fun when Richard "broke" the CAP car on one of our Friday forays. We kept in touch even after we moved to Idaho and you guys moved to Arizona.  It was his turn to call and when he didn't I was going to give him a call.  I guess our talk will have to wait.  The relationship you and Richard had was to be admired and treasured.  I am going to miss those monthly phone calls.  He was my buddy and a friend and he will be missed."

This tribute was added by Mark Levering on 5th March 2014

"Dear Barbara. Just returned from 10 days in SoCal helping Bethany move from Seal Beach to Coronado and was so surprised to hear of Richard's homegoing in the paper. You both were such a special part of our lives here in Sonora, both for the larger church family as a whole and for our immediate family. We have so many special memories and so much gratitude for what you added to our lives. Our prayers are with you and we look forward even more to our "forever together with the Lord" future!"

This tribute was added by Teri Rose on 4th March 2014

"Barbara, Richard's smiling face will be missed at the pool. God Bless.
Teri and Jill"

This tribute was added by Mary Freer on 3rd March 2014

"Barbara and family, I was so saddened to read of Richard passing away.  I have such fond memories of the both of you and have missed seeing you since your move to AZ.  May you find peace and comfort in the many fond memories you have shared in the past 59 years with Richard. This is a new journey you are traveling but with God as your guide you will get through it.  Joyfully in Jesus - Mary Freer"

This tribute was added by Amber Macias on 3rd March 2014

"My prayers go out to Richard's family, I was so sorry to hear of his passing.  I work at the Sheriff's Office and worked closely with him while he volunteered for CSU.  He was a great man, always cheerful and made us laugh.  He loved to tell us about his lunches at Applebees with Gary.  He was a dedicated volunteer and will forever be missed!"

This tribute was added by Ricnard Nelson on 28th February 2014

"Richard and I were patrol partners for several years with the Tuolumne County Sheriff's CSU.  He was always up and cheerful.  He was fun to spend hours in our patrol car together.  We had a lot of laughs.  He spoke highly of his love for Barbara and his family.  He was always able to cheer us up at the worse times.  He will truly be missed.  My love and sympathy to his family.  Dick Nelson"

This tribute was added by karen jaco on 27th February 2014

"We were sad to hear of Richard's passing, but know that he is home with his Lord!
Richard was a precious man. It was so wonderful to be part of a Bible study in Rich and Barbara's home when they were in Sonora.  That Bible study became like  family to us, and both Rich and Barbara were always gracious hosts.  
You will forever hold a place in our hearts. Our prayers are with Barbara and all of your family as you go through this time of loss.
Lots of love,
John and Karen Jaco"

This tribute was added by Lisa Pouncey on 27th February 2014

"In the 34 years I have known Terri, I didn't interact with her father as much as I would have liked to. However Terry is a testament of the wonderful husband and father Richard was. Terri's deep capacity to love, her compassion for people and her ability to persevere through the hardtimes while keeping a joyful spirit is proof that her father was a godly man who loved without judgement, encouraged and supported those around him and enjoyed life. His legacy will live on in the many lives he touched with his love."

This tribute was added by Barbara McLeod on 26th February 2014

"when I was a little girl I would spend summers up in Sonora with my grandparents. we should go for walks in the early evening to go get ice cream in twain heart, and on these walks we would pass by a little gated community golf course and sprinkled on our side of the fence were colorful golf balls. at some point I picked one up and called it an Easter egg and that started our tradition. during the long months in between my stays with my grandparents my grandpa would say on the phone,  "I got some Easter eggs for you, I sure do miss and love you." and every summer he would hold my hand and we would collect our little Easter eggs together. it's hard to believe that he's not here anymore but I just picture him collecting Easter eggs while he waits for us to come to heaven and picture him saying "I sure do miss and love you."  I love my grandpa and that's what I cherish, is the memory of our little moments. He was a man of few words but his words always counted. Whether it was a joke or something simple his words always seemed to ring true and were weighted. Grandpa was a good man and will be sorely missed here until we see him again."

This tribute was added by diane weston on 26th February 2014

"We met Richard and Barbara at the pool.  They quickly became our friends and favorites.  We always looked forward to spending time with them.  Richard always had a positive attitude and was a kind person.
He always found a way to tease others, and got such a kick out of it!
He was a brave man, and I have learned from him.  He will be missed.
Diana and Steve Weston   Rest in peace, Richard."

This tribute was added by Bryon McLeod on 25th February 2014

"My grandpa was the best grandpa i could have ever be so fortunate to have. He is the reason i joined the navy. I will always remember playing board,games, and walking the lake in the summer. He is the one who taught me how to fish and how to enjoy the outdoors. I have so many great memories of the times we had and I am so thankful for the time we had. He will always be missed."

This tribute was added by Jeanna McLeod on 25th February 2014

"My dad was such a good man. He took such good care of us. He always made sure we not only had what we needed, but that we were happy, safe and loved. He taught us how a man should treat a woman by his example. I have never in my life seen a woman loved the way  my dad loved my mom. I'm not sure I ever will.
My dad was a man of few words, but if you were lucky enough to be loved by him, you knew it.
My dad made sure to make time for one on one time with me. These are some of my favorite memories. We were both very quiet people, but When it was just the two of us,we both opened up and had the best time together. We would walk, talk and ignore the world around us. He had a way of making me feel special and important. My dad saw a part of me that no one else ever has.
I will miss him so much!"

This tribute was added by Barbara McLeod on 24th February 2014

"I will miss seeing Rich at the hospital and you two sitting with our group at the hospital functions.  Especially during Xmas time when I bring out
the reindeer that Rich won and gave to me.  You are in my thoughts
always Barbara.  Love, Saundra"

This tribute was added by Terri Monteleone on 24th February 2014

"Dear Barb,
We will always remember the fun we had in the pool, and how Richard would always tell me when Ken wasn't walking in the pool. Ken would pick on him for being in the navy, He liked him because he was so much older. (Two months) K & G"

This tribute was added by Donna Martin on 24th February 2014

"My thoughts and prayers go with you in this difficult time.  Your Dad was loved by many and will be deeply missed.  Comfort and peace I pray for you.

Love Donna"

This tribute was added by Barbara McLeod on 24th February 2014

"Dick will be missed,I have a few good memory's of him.I know mom enjoyed all of their visits.Now They can really visit."

This tribute was added by Carma Yost on 24th February 2014

"We enjoyed volunteering with Richard at KRMC.  His sense of humor and fun was priceless.  Wish we had gotten to know him better.  Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Barbara, and your family."

This tribute was added by Barbara McLeod on 24th February 2014

"My heart and prayers go out to you Barbara.  I enjoyed the time you came to visit my grandma in Idaho.  It's was such a nice visit.  Everyone was smiles.  I loved hearing the stories between grandma and Dick. I'm glad Viv and I had the chance to see and visit you in Arizona.  You were lucky to have a wonderful marriage, great husband and you are truly blessed to have been by his side.  Your love for God and your faith has given you peace.  Dick may be gone physically however he is with you spiritual.  ~~Sandi Young"

This tribute was added by Barbara McLeod on 23rd February 2014

"When I heard he died it made me sad volunteered with him at krmc. He was the nicest. Person always willing to with a ride or help with bike. Or some times just a kind word he always made me smile.
Thank u.   Karen Bumpas
Prayers for  Barbara."

This tribute was added by Paige Raby on 23rd February 2014

"When I was little (9ish) I was able to spend a couple of weeks at my Aunt and Uncles house. I hadn't spent a lot of time around my Uncle R,my family lived in Oregon and he was SO tall, kind of scared me but he welcomed this rather strange child into his home. As I have gotten older I realize that he and Aunt B took me everywhere! They took me to all the parks , to the cabin, LOVE the cabin. We saw every relative within 100 miles. Many of whom I had never met. I was kept happy and busy while my parents were divorcing. As an adult I know how much time I took his best friend away and disrupted their lives. Uncle Richard was always happy to see me and took the BEST care of my Aunt. He will continue to do so, I am sure . XOXO"

This tribute was added by Harold Raby on 23rd February 2014

"Dick was my brother in law for twelve years but we didn't get to spend much time together. My favorite story of his was when he was on strike and his Union sent him to Longshoremen's for a day of work and he unloaded banana's all day. He didn't have much good to say about that. Dick himself was a good man, a good husband, and a good father. He was a good provider and took as good care of his family as possible. We have lost a good man."

This tribute was added by Barbara McLeod on 23rd February 2014

"Dear Barbara and family,
Richard touched so many hearts at KRMC, especially mine. I will miss teasing him about signing in - I was so proud when he mastered the computer! I will miss his kindness, his big heart and his wonderful smile.  Bless you Barbara.  Lots of love, Leana Asplin"

This tribute was added by Barbara McLeod on 23rd February 2014

"Remembering Dick since about 1965 at West Lakewood Baptist.  Sending prayers for Barbara and the girls

Linda Barr"

This tribute was added by Barbara McLeod on 23rd February 2014

"Barbara  Iwill be thinking of you God gives us strength to go forward without our loved ones. It is good to see the pictures your daughter put up for us to remember Richard& You together. I will remember our times together , lunches, meeting at different locations always catching up  on families. I remember Richard always praying at our meals he loved to do that.We had a lot of laughs .love Pat"

This tribute was added by John Garcia on 23rd February 2014

"Although it's difficult today to see beyond the sorrow,
May looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow."

This tribute was added by Barbara McLeod on 23rd February 2014

"Richard will live on in all our hearts for the rest of our days - the good Lord has other things for Richard to do now, and will give all of you the strength to get through this difficult time until you all can be reunited in his house,
                 God Bless You All!  Fred Turman"

This tribute was added by Cathy Billings on 23rd February 2014

"Terri & Family,

Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead, and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.


This tribute was added by Barbara McLeod on 23rd February 2014

"Thank you my honey for loving me so much for so long and I am so thankful for the 59 years that God gave us. I'm going to miss you so much. But God will give me all I need to go on....PTL. Will love you forever. Your honey."

This tribute was added by Terri Monteleone on 23rd February 2014

"My dad was such a fair and honest man.  He loved all of his girls (mom, Jeanna and me) with unconditional love.  He was a quiet, yet one of the strongest, men I knew.  I will miss him deeply.  What I will miss most is watching him and mom interact.  They held hands walking down the street, in a store, or through the mall.  Neither one of them ever left without kissing the other one goodbye. They always took advantage of the moment.  That was the best example of what a loving relationship should be. Thank you, dad for being such a shining example of a devoted father and husband that loved God with all of your heart!  You will be missed.  oxoxox"

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