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Leonard Howard Chartier

June 6, 1937 - January 13, 2024

Leonard Howard Chartier, 86, passed away January 13, 2024 in Casa Grande.

Leonard was born and went to school in Limon, Colorado. He entered the Navy in 1954 as a radarman. He served aboard the USS Franklin D. Roosevelt. During his travels around the world, he was honored as a Horned Shellback and a Korean War Veteran. After his discharge from the Navy, he met and married Betty Henry in 1960 and they lived in the Denver area. He attended Emily Griffith Technical College and had several jobs until he landed a job at Ford Motor Company. He worked for them for 30 years as a transportation agent. He spent his last working years with them in Los Angeles, California. After Betty's death he married Angela Hintz in 2010, after they met at a senior dance.

He loved football and the Broncos were his favorite. He had season tickets since 1960. Nascar was also something he loved. He and his son attended several races over the years. He was known to always be reading a book, especially on the Civil War or World War II. Dancing to Country and Western music was a big part of his life. He was known as one of the best dancers. All the ladies liked to dance with him. As his health declined, he watched sports on tv and listened to books on tape.

He is survived by his wife Angela Chartier; his son Jeffrey Chartier (Valerie); grandchildren Evan Chartier and Erin Chartier and great grandson Brayden Berg; step children Kathryn Kohler, Billy Smith, Monica Wilson, and Tracy Villa; 7 step grandchildren and 6 step grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his first wife Betty; his parents Oda & Vernie Chartier; 13 siblings Ruthie, George, Opal, Otis, Mearl, Earl, Creola, Dolly, Nellie, Walter, Frank, and David and half brother John.

Services will be in Colorado at a later date. Interment will be at Ft. Logan National Cemetery.

Donations can be made to the American Heart Association.


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