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Leonard Knudsen Hoskins

February 6, 1935 - July 13, 2017

Lenny has gone “where the laughn is”. He left us on July 13, 2017 due to the complications of a fall. He was born in Portage, Utah on February 6, 1935 to Ora Knudsen Hoskins and Edgar Theodore Hoskins. He and his sister Theora grew up in Portage and he attended Portage Elementary and Middle School. He graduated from Bear River High School and while there played football, basketball, and track. He was elected Homecoming King and held an office in the Boys’ Association.

After graduation and a short adventure in Los Angeles, he returned to Utah and attended Weber College and Utah State University. He played football, basketball and ran track for both schools. While at Weber College he took second place at the Western Regional Conference in high jump.

He married Shannon Reyns Hoskins in August of 1960. They were happily married for almost 57 years, and were blessed with a son, Todd Reyns Hoskins.

His professional career was in Real Estate. As a Broker he owned his own real estate company with David Mangle, H and M Cottage Realty. He also owned the Country Club Theater for 20 years.

Lenny loved people and always loved a good laugh. He was a member of the Pine View Yacht Club in his boating years and could always be found where the laughing was. The family boated for 20 plus years with a group of friends dubbed the Utah Navy by broadcaster Len Allen. Their meanderings were broadcast on KLO radio.
Golfing was the favorite activity in later years. He belonged to a Thursday night golf league for close to 40 years and a couple’s league with Shannon on Monday nights. He was a member of the Ogden Golf and Country Club where he and Shannon played in Twilight Tournaments. He was known to always have a bottle of “holy water” in his bag.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ora and Theodore Hoskins; sister-in-law, Judi Van Vleet; mother and father-in-law, Ruth Charlesworth and A. William Reyns; and brother-in-law, Leon Conger.

Surviving are his wife Shannon; son Todd and his wife Capriece; sister, Theora Conger; sister-in-law, Ruth (Micheal) Ayers; brother-in law, A. William Reyns; sister-in-law, Jan Reyns; brother-in-law, Terry VanVleet; and many loved nieces and nephews. He claimed two step-granddaughters as his own, Cassie and Carly Miller and a great-grandson, Wesley.

A Celebration of Life will be held for Leonard at Leavitt’s Mortuary, 836 – 36th St., Ogden on Saturday, July 22 from 4:30 to 6:30 pm with an “open microphone” starting at 5:30 pm.


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Date: Saturday, July 22, 2017

Leavitt's Mortuary


836 36th Street , , Ogden, UT, 84403

We will be having a Celebration of Leonard’s Life. There will be an
opportunity to share memories as we will be having an “open microphone”
start at 5:30 pm.


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Born: February 6, 1935
Died: July 13, 2017

Condolences for Leonard Knudsen Hoskins

Carole Ann Gibbs Petty, for Sharon Green, Bill, Sid and Val Gibbs posted on 7/22/17

Dear Shannon, Todd and family, Our condolences from cousins of Leonard's that grew up with him in our pretty little town of Portage, Utah. All of us called him by his very appropriate nickname "Charm". Our dad coached Leonard when he was in the Young Men's program and always thought Leonard was a star player for Bear River, always telling us what a good player he was. Since then. we have not heard much of his life. But sounds like it was full of many adventures, work & fun. It always seems that at the time of a loved ones passing, we wish we could have kept in contact . We regret not being able to attend the Celebration of Leonard's life and visiting with you instead of writing. May you be sustained by the memories he leaves . Our sincere loving wishes, The children of Wm. L. & Maurine Gibbs.


Theora Conger posted on 7/21/17

Dear Shannon, I will always remember his light hearted laugh. Would have loved living closer to hear it more often. I loved my brother. He will be missed by many. May the Lord be with you in your sadness . This is for you as well Todd. Love you both.


Judy Butler Anderson posted on 7/21/17

Shannon, May I express my condolence over the passing of your husband.


Allen Fleming posted on 7/18/17

Shannon Sorry to read about Leonard's passing. My thoughts are with you at this difficult time. Al Fleming


Gary Conger posted on 7/16/17

Leonard was always good to me as a young boy. I remember watching him play basketball at Bear River High School. His father took me to the games. His father was very proud of him and excited to see him play. I'm sorry for you Shannon that you don't have him with you now; and you too Todd.


Harry Gephart posted on 7/16/17

Dear Shannon and Todd and families, Sorry to hear of Leonard's passing. He was a good friend and a classmate at Bear River High School. He was a teammate on several teams with me and was always so up beat and fun to be around. He will be missed with that ever infectious smile and laugh that were his trade marks. His nick name in High School was "CHARM" and I'm sure you know why. We send our Love and Sympathy at his passing and pray that our Father in Heaven will Bless you at this time and help you remember the good times you had together. Sorry that we won't be able attend his life's celebration,But we send our best wishes to you and his family. With Love, Harry and Rhonda Gephart