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OFFICIAL OBITUARY FOR

Dr. Ken Leadingham

1956 - 2021

Roswell

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Dr. Ken Leadingham, age 64, passed away on Sunday, July 18, 2021. He was born in Ashland, Kentucky on August 7, 1956, to Ed and Kay Leadingham. At an early age, his family moved to Roswell, New Mexico where Ken graduated from Goddard High School in 1974. Ken completed his doctorate in Chicago at Illinois College of Optometry in 1982 and returned to Roswell to join the family practice, Leadingham Vision Center, with his father Ed and brother, Dr. Greg.

He was a past president of New Mexico Optometric Association, member of the Elks Club, and past member of Masonic Lodge No. 18. Ken loved hunting, radio-controlled airplanes, motorcycles, golf, and other activities that he enjoyed with many friends through the years. He loved his friends and his patients very much.

Ken is survived by Jacki Leadingham, his children Megan Leadingham (Andrew Dyke) of McKinney, TX, Tyler Leadingham of Littleton, CO, and Sara Leadingham of Roswell. He was affectionately known as "Ogo" ("O' Great One") by his three granddaughters, Addison Smith, Lennon Lopez, and Lucie Lopez who reside in McKinney. He is also survived by his sister, Cynthia Leadingham (Laura Gadbois) of Houston, TX, Ed's wife, Bette Leadingham of Grand Junction, CO, along with many nieces, nephews, cousins, and other extended family.

Ken is preceded in death by his father, Dr. Ed Leadingham, his mother, Kay Leadingham, siblings Allen Leadingham, Dr. Greg Leadingham, and nephews Jason Leadingham and Christopher Leadingham.

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Georgia Gudenkauf

July 26, 2021 5:16 PM

Dear Cynthia,
Remember me?  I’m the one with mis-shapen ears because you crumpled them too many times.  So, you know, I’ve known you, your mom, your dad, and your brothers from many years back.  My heart breaks for all your losses.  Your dad was always my Uncle 
Ed, too, and he was such a fine man.  I’ve followed you through Jan all these years and think of you often.
With love,
Georgia

New Mexico Optometric Associaiton

July 26, 2021 10:31 AM

The members of the New Mexico Optometric Association are deeply saddened by the news of Dr. Ken's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of Dr. Ken's family and friends. 

Debora

July 25, 2021 10:50 AM

Not a day will go by that I won't miss Dr. Ken. He was a wonderful person to me. I enjoyed every single day that I spent with  him and I will treasure those moments forever.  He was a concerned friend who always let me bend his ears and visa versa.  I miss my friend and I loved him dearly. 

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