January 1941 – February 2022
Roger Leedom, a lifelong resident of Turlock, CA, passed away on February 17, 2022. He was born January 7, 1941 in Turlock to Laurence and Gladys (Gaddis) Leedom. After graduating from Turlock High school in 1959 he joined his father in 1965 as a volunteer fireman and shortly after that at Leedom Shell gas station. He married Sue Couch in 1967 and they were married for 41 years. Roger became a full-time fireman in 1978 and retired in 2001 after 23 years. He also drove City dial-a-ride bus for several years.
Roger was a member of Turlock Moose Lodge, Arrowhead Club of Turlock, SIR (Son in Retirement) and Turlock Valley Vets. He and Sue enjoyed bowling in leagues for many years. He was an avid fan of NASCAR racing and a diehard 49ers fan. The last few years of his life he loved walking his dog Maddie around Crane Park and going to Starbucks and visiting with all who came in.
Roger is preceded in death by his wife Sue Leedom, daughter Annie Elam, brother Mike Leedom and parents Laurence and Gladys (Gladdis) Leedom. He is survived by daughter Cindy (Dennis) Massey of Hilmar; son Keith (Melissa) Leedom of Turlock; daughters Doreen (Roy) Gier and Dawn Shakeshaft of Turlock; and son David (Mary) Leedom of Running Springs, CA and sister Pat Mitchell.
Memorial contributions can be made to Community Hospice.
A memorial service will be held at Allen Mortuary on Friday, March 11, 2022 at 1:00 pm.