In memory of
Delight Kolar Leonard
In memory of
Delight Kolar Leonard
Delight Kolar Leonard Sept. 26, 1930 - Jan. 5, 2020 After a lifetime of devotion to her family, friends and community service, Delight Kolar Leonard of Portland and Gearhart died in Portland, Jan. 5, 2020 from Alzheimer's disease. The youngest daughter of Edward and Delight Verdenius Kolar, she was born in Portland Sept. 26, 1930. After attending St. Helen's Hall (Oregon Episcopal School) and Lincoln High School, she graduated from Stanford University with a B.A. in Sociology (Class of 1953). She met Richard "Dick" Leonard when they were both students at Stanford; they were married in 1953 and returned to Portland the following year to raise their family. Following her parents' example, she gave back to the community throughout her life, including President of the Portland Junior League, Ainsworth PTA and Lincoln High School PTA; leadership positions at Women of Good Samaritan Hospital and Trinity Episcopal Cathedral Altar Guild; and serving on the boards of Camp Fire and the Oregon Symphony for many years. She always found time for her family and friends: holiday celebrations, birthday parties, Cub Scout den mother, Camp Fire leader, gardening, travel, investment club, bridge club and many athletic pursuits over the years: golf, tennis, skiing, jogging and cycling. She belonged to and participated in the Town Club, the Portland Garden Club, the Portland Racquet Club, the Portland Golf Club and the Multnomah Club. She was predeceased by her husband, Dick; and son, Peter. Survivors include her sister, Charmian Kolar Hilleary; children, Chip, Chris (Kirsten) and Libby Pugel (Matt); seven grandchildren, Courtnay (Michael), Brittany (Nate), Whitney, Colby, Katie, Margaret and Annie; three great-grandchildren; and her niece; nephews and their families A memorial service will be held in Portland at 2 p.m., Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, 147 N.W. 19th Ave., followed by a celebration of her life at the Town Club, 2115 S.W. Salmon St. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Oregon Humane Society, 1067 N.E. Columbia Blvd., Portland, OR 97211, (503) 802-6793, www.oregonhumane.org Please sign the online guest book at www.oregonlive.com/obits
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Delight Kolar Leonard
Delight Kolar Leonard Sept. 26, 1930 - Jan. 5, 2020 After a lifetime of devotion to her family, friends and community service, Delight Kolar Leonard of Portland and Gearhart died in Portland, Jan. 5, 2020 from Alzheimer's disease. The youngest daughter of Edward and Delight Verdenius Kolar, she was born in Portland Sept. 26, 1930. After attending St. Helen's Hall (Oregon Episcopal School) and Lincoln High School, she graduated from Stanford University with a B.A. in Sociology (Class of 1953). She met Richard "Dick" Leonard when they were both students at Stanford; they were married in 1953 and returned to Portland the following year to raise their family. Following her parents' example, she gave back to the community throughout her life, including President of the Portland Junior League, Ainsworth PTA and Lincoln High School PTA; leadership positions at Women of Good Samaritan Hospital and Trinity Episcopal Cathedral Altar Guild; and serving on the boards of Camp Fire and the Oregon Symphony for many years. She always found time for her family and friends: holiday celebrations, birthday parties, Cub Scout den mother, Camp Fire leader, gardening, travel, investment club, bridge club and many athletic pursuits over the years: golf, tennis, skiing, jogging and cycling. She belonged to and participated in the Town Club, the Portland Garden Club, the Portland Racquet Club, the Portland Golf Club and the Multnomah Club. She was predeceased by her husband, Dick; and son, Peter. Survivors include her sister, Charmian Kolar Hilleary; children, Chip, Chris (Kirsten) and Libby Pugel (Matt); seven grandchildren, Courtnay (Michael), Brittany (Nate), Whitney, Colby, Katie, Margaret and Annie; three great-grandchildren; and her niece; nephews and their families A memorial service will be held in Portland at 2 p.m., Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, 147 N.W. 19th Ave., followed by a celebration of her life at the Town Club, 2115 S.W. Salmon St. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Oregon Humane Society, 1067 N.E. Columbia Blvd., Portland, OR 97211, (503) 802-6793, www.oregonhumane.org Please sign the online guest book at www.oregonlive.com/obits
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