Albert K. Leonard

Albert K. Leonard

Albert K. Leonard, 75, died Aug. 24, 2002, at his home in Coupeville following a lengthy battle with cancer.

He was born Jan. 9, 1927, in Vallejo, Calif., to Kenneth and Bernice (VanValkenburg) Leonard. He graduated from Oregon State University and earned a master’s degree from the University of Michigan.

Mr. Leonard had 25 years of service with the Department of Interior’s Bureau of Land Management. He was in charge of many environmental impact statements in the western United States, including Alaska.

Mr. Leonard was a 23-year resident of Whidbey Island. He built his own home from trees on his property and pursued his great interest in wooden boats.

He is survived by his wife, Edith, in Coupeville; a daughter, Mary Hallman (Andrew) of Manassas, Va.; four sons, John Leonard (Patricia) of Glenview, Ill., Brian Leonard of Edmonds, David Leonard of Anchorage, Alaska, and Thomas Leonard (Maureen) of Tualatin, Ore.; two half brothers, Michael McCluskey of Tucson, Ariz., and Daniel McClusky of Stone Mountain, Ga.; and seven grandchildren.

Mr. Leonard requested that no formal funeral services be conducted. Cremation was held with private family inurnment to follow at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the St. Labre Indian School, Ashland, MT 59004. Arrangements are under the direction of Burley Funeral Chapel, Oak Harbor, Washington. Another link to this obituary can be found online at

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