Leonard A. Todd of Lompoc died Saturday, May 11, 2013, at the age of 88.
Leonard was born March 1, 1925, in Worcester, Massachusetts to Leonard and Clara Todd. He served in the United States Army during WWII and was held as a prisoner of war in Germany and was awarded the Purple Heart. He came to Lompoc in 1950, and briefly worked for the Denholm Seed Company. He then went to work for Camp Cooke in land management and retired as a facility manager for Vandenberg Air Force Base in 1985.
Leonard was an active member of First United Methodist Church of Lompoc, a charter member of the Lompoc Elks Lodge, a member of the Lompoc Valley Botanical and Horticultural Society, the Iris Society, the Lompoc Valley Association, The Lompoc Mural Society, the Lompoc Beautification Commission, a life member of the Lompoc Museum, the Lompoc Historical Society and the National Active and Retired Federal Employees.
Leonard was preceded in death by his wife Jane Todd in 1998, his son Michael G. Todd, his step-daughter Hilda Weisberg, his sisters Barbara Sroka and Helen Selvin and his devoted companion of eight years Lucy Johnson in 2007.
He is survived by his two step children William Reed of Florida and Lenny Reed of Aberdeen, Washington, his sister Genevieve Merrill of Manchester, New Hampshire, two step grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. He is also survived by Judy Wolfe and Kathy McKay, who he considered his daughters.
Cremation will be followed by a private graveside service in the Lompoc Evergreen Cemetery. The memorial service will be Saturday, May 25, at 11 am at First United Methodist Church in Lompoc.
Starbuck-Lind Mortuary, directors.