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Leonard Robinson

CANON CITY, CO - Leonard M. Robinson, 71, of Canon City and Salida, CO passed away on August 22, 2015, at the University of Colorado Hospital, Denver, CO.  He was born to the late Joe and Mary (Gilliland) Robinson in Topeka, KS, on July 21, 1944.  Leonard graduated from Highland Park High School in Topeka in 1962 and Washburn University with a BA degree in 1968.  He received an appointment to Navy Officer Candidate School.  He was commissioned Ensign in July 1968 and served on active duty until July 1970.  He returned to Topeka where he earned his Juris Doctor Degree from Washburn University School of Law in 1973.  During his law career, Leonard was in private practice for over sixteen years.  He also served as County Attorney of Wabaunsee County, as Municipal Prosecutor for the City of Topeka, as Municipal Judge for the City of Auburn, and as an assistant Attorney General for the State of Kansas in the Departments of Alcohol and Beverage Control and the Consumer Protection Division.  He ended his career working for the State of Colorado in Chaffee and Fremont counties.  Leonard married Penny Slagle in 1989, and in 2006, they moved to Salida, CO to retire.  Leonard was an avid fisherman, both spinning and fly fishing, and enjoyed many ponds and lakes in Kansas and many mountain streams and rivers in Colorado.  He is survived by his wife, Penny Robinson of Canon City, CO; daughters, Kelly (Aaron) Anderson and Amy Robinson of Topeka, KS; one sister, Mary Jo (Bill) Hodge of Osage City, KS; grandchildren, Jacob Turner, Josh Turner, Kellan Anderson, and Veda Anderson, as well as extended family and friends. A memorial service will be held at the Dover Federated Church, Dover, KS on Saturday, September 26, at 11:00 am.  A lunch will be served following the service at the Dover Fellowship Hall.  Memorial contributions may be sent to the National Kidney Foundation of Colorado, 650 South Cherry Street, Denver, CO 80246 or online at

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09/01/15 01:22 PM #1    

Patsy Baker (Owens)

So sorry for you loss.  Praying for you and your family


09/02/15 05:19 PM #2    

Jennie Kistler (Nixon)

I remember Leonard quite well from high school. He was always such a nice person and I am sad to hear of your loss. Jennie Kistler-Nixon

09/03/15 03:07 PM #3    

R. Neil Carlson

Leonard was a fine man I knew him well at HPHS and also as when he worked for the court later. A man of honesty and integrity! My thoughts and prayers are with his family. So long my friend!! Neil

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