March 13, 2019
- 2:00 PM
Kathryn Leonard Age 82, of Fargo, ND passed away on 03/10/2019 surrounded by her family
Kathryn was born 02 February 1937 in Guilsborough Northamptonshire England, to Norman and Rene Whalley. She resided in Stamford England before moving to and establishing a family in Corby Northants. In the mid 70’s she relocated with her family to Minot North Dakota where she lived until 1998, relocating to Fargo ND for the remainder of her days.
She lived a long and wonderful life filled with adventure and surrounded by her family who she dearly loved. After school, she established a career in the cosmetics industry that took her to Paris, London and Manchester England. Her love of fashion and design stayed with her throughout her life, creativity showed in all things she touched from her home, to Holiday gatherings with family, to her professional life in the Fargo area. She always was well dressed and her home beautifully appointed, with an eye for detail that was second to none.
Life was not without challenges, in 1976 Tara her second daughter was born to Kathryn and her husband Ron, with severe birth defects. This started her second career as a care giver and para professional to children with disabilities in the Minot school system. Kathryn cared for Tara as only a mother can. As fate would have it her husband Ron was taken from her all too soon in a trucking accident in the early eighties. Tara followed her father in the mid-nineties after overcoming many battles with her disabilities.
Kathryn lived a faith filled life, with a personal relationship with Jesus Christ until she passed on 03/10/2019. She is survived by her three children, Mark (Son) and Colleen Leonard, St Louis Park MN, Clare Shields (Daughter), Fargo ND, Dave and Holly (Daughter) Cleary, Fargo ND. Grand Children, Jakob Doane, Keaton and Beckett Leonard, Daniel, Kirsten, and Liam Cleary. Preceded in Death by her Husband Ron Leonard, and her Daughter Tara Leonard.
There is a memorial service on Wednesday March 13th, at 2:00pm, Boulger Funeral Home, 123 10 St South, Fargo ND, 58103.