He was born on September 4, 1914 in Nespelem, WA.
He attended Omak high school.
After graduation he went on to bible school at Northwest Bible Institute in Seattle.
He was a pastor for twenty-five years with the Assemblies of God Church in WA, and AK.
After being a self-employed builder and contractor, he went to work for Marley Construction in Alaska, the U.S., and China.
Leonard is preceded in death by his first wife, Nellie Louise Ford, great-granddaughter Spencer Ford, son-in-law Andy Selanoff and all twelve of his siblings.
He is survived by his wife, Ada Ford; three children, Nancy Lix (Joe) of Mesa, AZ, Stanley Ford (Maxine) of Woodland, WA and Julia Selanoff of Keni, AK; nine grandchildren; twenty great-grandchildren; two step daughters, Mary E. Wells (Gene) of AR, and Evelyn Erickson (Raymond) of Chattaroy, WA.
There will be a memorial service Monday, March 18, 2013, 11:00am at Morgan Acres Community Church, 7319 N. Regal St., Spokane, WA.
Entombment will be in Colorado Springs, CO.