Leonard Leroy "Len" Ledoux

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  • "Our deepest sympathy to the LeDoux Family. You are all in..."
    - Andy & Kristi Valentine
  • "Dear Meda, My heart is with you and your dear family. I..."
  • "The beauty of memories is that it keeps our loved ones with..."
    - Holly Rawdon
  • "Dear Meda, Dean and I will always cherish our good times..."
  • "I Love you Dad and miss you soooo much."
    - Linda LeDoux
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Service Information
Evergreen Memorial Gardens Funeral Chapel
1101 NE 112th Avenue
Vancouver, WA

August 9, 1930 ~ April 17, 2011

Leonard Leroy LeDoux, 80 years old, of Vancouver, WA, passed away Sunday morning after a very long and brave battle against cancer. He began his life on Aug. 9, 1930 in the town of Crosby- Ironton, MN. He was born a very driven and hard-working man and in 1948 he moved to Portland, OR to find the professional path that would lead him to the life he was destined for.
Leonard enlisted in the Army in 1950 and spent two years serving his country in Korea.
When he returned home, he found a job with Mayflower Farms and was soon promoted to management. After twelve successful years with the company, he decided that he was ready for a change and took a position with Freeman Keller Real Estate, where his long and distinguished career in real estate began. In 1973, he and partner Howard Borge bought out Harold Clark Real Estate and formed Borge/LeDoux Real Estate. In 1980, they joined the ERA real estate franchise operation and grew to four local offices with over sixty sales associates. Leonard sold ERA Borge/LeDoux in January of 1988 but continued to operate ERA Northwest, the regional franchising arm of ERA Realty until 1998. Leonard was a mentor to many people in the local real estate industry.
Leonard was also a mentor to everyone he knew on what it meant to really live. No matter how many responsibilities he was fulfilling or how many hours he was working, he always made time for the people he loved and the activities in life that brought him so much joy. Throughout his life, he most enjoyed the time he was outdoors. He loved hunting, fishing, boating, golfing and barbecuing. He also had a way with landscaping and making things grow beautifully, he looked forward to days when it was warm enough to be outside, spending time in his beautiful backyard.
With all that Leonard accomplished in his eighty years of life, nothing meant more to him than the life he created together with his wife, Meda. The couple spent their sixty-one years together enjoying each day and the company of each other. Len and Meda loved to travel together. In earlier times, they created wonderful memories for their family with vacations to Priest Lake and Lake Tahoe. As their children became adults they found many vacations they liked taking on their own as well, frequenting the golf courses of Palm Springs and the casinos of Reno numerous times a year. They also shared so many special times here in Vancouver, watching their children and grandchildren grow up, having dinner and golfing with friends from Royal Oaks, and relaxing together at the home they cherished sharing.
Leonard was such a strong and wonderful man.
His family is grateful for all the days he fought,
for that allowed them more time with him.
Leonard leaves behind his family full of people that will miss him dearly: his wife and love of his life, Meda; his children: Linda (Jeff Bissett), Sandy (Chuck Valentine), and Perry (Julie); his grandchildren: Andrea (Michael Finnegan), Kylie, Stacey (Noah Wright), Jacob, Carly, Tyler and Garrett; and great-grandchildren: Dayvin and Cole.
Services will be held at Evergreen Memorial Gardens, 1101 NE 112th Ave., at 12:30 p.m. on Thurs., April 21, 2011.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, 9320 SW Barbur Blvd., Ste. 140, Portland, OR 97219.
Please sign Len's guest book at: www.columbian.com/obits.


Published in The Columbian on Apr. 19, 2011
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