Leonard Lewis Albertson
August 15, 1924
March 17, 2016
Leonard Lewis Albertson was born August 15, 1924 in Denver, Colorado. He passed away March 17, 2016 in Denver. He is survived by his wife of 71 years, Lila (Rider) Albertson and his sister, Loretta Zell of Aurora, CO, his son Larry (Sheryl) Albertson of Lake St. Louis, MO and daughter, Linda (Laurence) Reynolds of Granger, IN, 5 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.
He lived in Alaska for serveral years where he worked as an electrician. During WWII he served in the Navy at Elk Hills Oil Reserve in Taft, CA. After the war he and his wife settled in Sheridan, CO and later in Denver. He worked for Gorman Electric and later was chief electrician at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Denver. A little known fact is it was there that he invented the nurses call light. In 1956 he established his own business, Bear Valley Electric, which he operated until his retirement. During his life he built 4 homes, 1 store building, a tri-plex and a duplex, in addition to the many homes and businesses he wired..
He was Past Master of Englewood Masonic Lodge #166. His involvement in the Masons included: Blue Lodge, Royal Arch, Council, Commandry, Knights Templar, Amaranth, Shriners and Raydops. He held various positions in each organization.
He learned to fly, to become a ham radio operator and a genealogist. He loved to tinker and taught himself how to use a computer. He helped others learn basic computer skills at the Malley Senior Center in Englewood.
He will be missed by many and forever loved by all.