June 9, 1922 – July 19, 2013

A graveside funeral service will be held in the West Side District Cemetery on Thursday, July 25, 2013, at 10:30 a.m. for Ida May "Babe" Leonard, 91. Pastor Ron Griffith will officiate. Mrs. Leonard was born to Samuel and Lily May Lichtenberger in Calloway, Nebraska on June 9, 1922 and passed away in Taft on July 19, 2013. She was raised in Nebraska and married Lawrence Leonard, eventually moving to California in 1956. Ida enjoyed gardening, dancing, bowling and playing cards. She had a regular card game with her friend, Jim, which she really enjoyed. She loved spending time with her family whenever she could, especially at the holidays; and in recent years, truly loved spoiling her little dog, Maggie. Ida will be greatly missed by her family and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence Leonard; son, Alan Leonard; and grandson, Eric (Scott) Madsen. Mrs. Leonard is survived by her daughter and her husband, Katherine and Wayne Gibbs; daughter, Judy Madsen; brother, Jay Lichtenberger; sister, Naomi Warta; grandchildren, Michael Coulter, Stacey Coulter and Melissa Madsen; great-grandchildren, Ryan, Rileigh, and Gunner Coulter; several nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews. There are no visitation hours scheduled and the arrangements are under the direction of the Erickson & Brown Funeral Home. To sign and online registry please visit www.EricksonAndBrown.com.