Laurence ‘Larry’ B. Leigh ’42 of Colorado Springs, Colo., died July 3, 2011. Born in Little Rock, Ark., in 1919, Larry spent many summers vacationing with his family in Colorado. A member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity at Mines, he graduated with a professional degree in petroleum engineering from Mines and then served as a fighter pilot in World War II with the 456th Squadron on Iwo Jima. Larry retired from the Colorado State Highway Dept. in Colorado Springs as the utilities engineer for the southern district after 20 years, and spent many subsequent days on the golf course. He was a charter and founding member of the Broadmoor Community Church and a longtime member and past president of the Cheyenne Mountain School Board. Larry is survived by his wife of 66 years, Helen Jean; sons Jeffery and Bruce; daughter Jane; and five grandchildren.
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