Born February 14, 1938 Died December 24, 2006
Woodlawn - Lacey
Leopold "Leo" Guzman 68, passed peacefully into the Lords arms on December 24, 2006 at home after a valiant battle with lung and brain cancer. He was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan to Edward and Susana Guzman (Holquin) on February 14, 1938. Leopold served in the United States Army for 24 years before retiring in 1982 as Chief Warrant Officer 4 and then retiring from the State of Alaska in 1992. During his military career he served two tours in Vietnam and was awarded the Purple Heart, Bronze Star and numerous other medals. Leopold met and married his surviving spouse Ok Kum on January 14, 1962 while serving in Korea and they had five children, 14 grandchildren, and one great granddaughter; Edmund Guzman (Dolores) and their children, Michael, Olivia, Edward, and Victoria of Anchorage, Alaska; Angela Guzman-Tucker (Tommy) and their children, Alden and Alexander of Lacey, Washington; Jennifer Roberts (John) and their children, Terrell, Pierre, Kevin, Kevina, of Sanford, North Carolina; Paul Guzman (Sung Mee) and their children, Koree, Keeon, and Koleena of Anchorage, Alaska; Walter Guzman (Dusty) of West Seattle, Washington and his great granddaughter, Analise of Lacey, Washington. His surviving siblings are Ida Phillips of Ashley, Indiana and Lucille Taylor of Howell, Michigan. He was preceded in death by his sister, Elva Drumm; brothers, Joseph Guzman and Edward Guzman. Leopold was a simple, helpful and generous man who had a strong sense of humor and did not require much to satisfy him. He enjoyed talking to people, helping others and he loved to see people happy. What a blessing it has been to have had him as a brother, husband, father, and grandfather. He was so very loved and will be greatly missed. Viewing will be held at Woodlawn Funeral Home in Lacey on Thursday December 28, 2006 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Funeral mass will take place on Friday December 29, 2006 at 9:00 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Lacey. An online guest book may be signed at www.woodlawnfh.net. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to one of Dad's favorite charities, Salesian Missions, St Judes Children Hospital or the American Bone Marrow Donor Registry. Please, also consider registering to become a bone marrow/stem cell donor and possibly giving the gift of life to someone in need. The family wishes to thank Dr. David Sui of Western Washington Oncology and nurses Candace and Gail of Providence Sound Homecare and Hospice for their care and support. The staff at Safeway Yelm Highway Pharmacy; Pat, Al, Katherine, Kristin, Grace, and Nicole, thank-you for loving Dad and always looking out for him. We would also wish to thank caregivers, Pat Evans and Sadie Van Schouwen for the wonderful care you provided Dad at home. To share a story or to leave condolences for the family please go to sign guest book below.
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