Leroy A. Sutherland, 72, a resident of Albuquerque for 17 years, died Monday, September 11, 2000. He is survived by his wife, Mary T. Sutherland of Albuquerque; daughter, Rita Bierig of Evans, CO; son, Joseph Sutherland and wife, Storm of Arvada, CO; daughter, Jean LaForett and husband, Randy of Denver, CO; son, Donald Sutherland and wife, Lynn of Nashville, NC; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; sisters, Katherine Hoback of Albuquerque, Shirley Ann Whitehead and husband, Lee of Plymouth, NH; brothers, David Sutherland and wife, Mary A.; Stephen Bruce"Pete" Sutherland and wife, Mary H. of Denver, CO; and sister, Judith Ann Crites and husband, Roger of Albuquerque; and numerous friends. Mr. Sutherland was a veteran of the Korean War and received a Three Star Purple Heart and numerous other Decorations of War. He was a member of the American Legion Post #49. Mr. Sutherland was a member of St. Bernadette's Catholic Church. He helped initiate the Share Co-op as a staff member in that Parish. February 3, 2001 would have been Leroy and Mary's 50th (Golden) Wedding Anniversary. Rosary will be recited Friday, September 15, 2000, 7:00 p.m. at St. Bernadette Catholic Church, 11401 Indian School Rd. NE, with Deacon Al McLane reciting. Mass will be celebrated Saturday, September 16, 2000, 9:00 a.m., at St. Bernadette Catholic Church, with Father Tom Zotter, Celebrant. Interment of cremains will take place at Ft. Logan National Cemetery, CO at a later date. Arrangements by French Mortuary, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE.
Published on: Sat September 16, 2000