MONUMENT, Colo. – Todd passed away unexpectedly at his home in Monument on Saturday, Dec. 10, 2022. Born in Brush on May 24, 1978, he was preceded in death by his father, Harry Richard "Dick" Leach. He is survived by his mother, Carol (Jim) Soeth of Torrington, Wyoming, stepmother Carol Leach of Evans, wife, Robin (Dyer) Leach, and his sons Tyler and Trace Leach of Monument; sisters Dana Sherman of Brush, and Kara (Ronald) Palfy of Torrington, Wyoming; nephews, Justin (Sarah), Jacob (Londyn), and Jesse Spore and nieces Brooklyn Sherman and Ivy Palfy.
Todd graduated high school from New Mexico Military Institute, Roswell, New Mexico in 1997 before enlisting in the United States Air Force in July of 1999. During his 22 years of proud service to his country as a Command-and-Control Operations Craftsman, Todd traveled the world. His decorations include Air Force Commendation Medal with four Oak Leaf Clusters, Joint Service Achievement Medal, AF Achievement Medal, Antarctica Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal with two Service Stars, Global War On Terrorism Expeditionary Medal with one Service Star, Korean Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal for service in Afghanistan and Hurricane Katrina, and AF Expeditionary Service Ribbon with Gold Border with four Oak Leaf Clusters. He was Awarded NCO of the Year twice and Airman and NCO of the Quarter five times. Todd completed his distinguished career serving with the U.S. Space Command in Colorado.
Todd was a talented competitive gymnast in his youth and coached his sons in the sport as an adult. He was an avid Broncos fan, enjoyed traveling, good food, and spending time outdoors with his three nephews. He was loved and will be missed by so many.
Services will be held Wednesday Dec. 21, 2022 at 1 p.m. at Rankin Presbyterian Church in Brush. A private inurnment will be held at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia at a later date. Donations can be made in Todd's name to Wounded Warrior Project.