Tribute To Pastor Del Leger

“Life is not something to be lived in fear of death, for it is only at the end of life that one can victoriously shout, ‘I have won!'”


Delmar Lawrence Leger was born July 25th, 1929 to Charles N. and Stanley Mabel Leger in Franklin, Ohio. He spent his childhood in Denver, Colorado, and graduated from West Denver High School. He then furthered his education at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. On March 12th, 1954, at the age of 21 he enlisted in the United States airforce and entered the Amarillo Airforce Base in Amarillo, Texas where he was an A&E Mechanic Instructor. He was honorably discharged a few years later. Del married his wife Louise on May 16th, 1959, in Lubbock, Texas. They moved from Texas to Fort Collins in Colorado, and then to Montrose, his home for the past 50 years. Del started his real estate career in 1971 and was broker/owner of Real Estate Exchange until his retirement. He was co-founder and Pastor of this congregation and he was a member of the Montrose Visual Arts Guild. Being a man of exceptionally strong faith, one of his greatest passions was sharing his love of God with others. He wrote many booklets for this congregation which have been distributed as far away as South Africa. Del’s many other interests included painting, music, woodworking, gardening, reading, writing, and studying the bible. He loved spending time with family and friends and was always ready for a good game of Uno. He led the Christian Church of God with faith and conviction until his death on December 21st, 2021. We will forever be grateful to God for putting him into our lives. He will certainly be missed by many! For now, it is his time to rest until the last trump and we will see him once again!

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Jeffrey Maehr
Jeffrey Maehr
January 12, 2022 10:06 am

Del will be missed by us all. Hard, if not impossible, to fill that spot in our congregation. Looking forward to our next meeting.

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