October 30, 1929 – February 18, 2023
Source Girdner Funeral Chapel
Leo Ray Brower passed away peacefully in his sleep on February 18, 2023 at his home in Redding surrounded by his loving family. He was 93 years old. L-2 is finally at home in truck driver heaven.
Leo was born on October 30, 1929 in Klamath Falls, Oregon. He was a farm hand in his younger years in the Happy Valley area. He drove truck throughout the better part of his life. Leo started driving a logging truck in Yreka, then a lumber truck for Hyampom Lumber. He was a millwright at Hyampom Lumber for a couple of years, also. Leo also drove a chip truck out of Weaverville to the coast. He retired at the age of 75 from SST Oil, Inc. in Redding after driving a tanker truck for 30 years.
Leo leaves behind two children, Larry Brower and his wife Louanna of Cottonwood, and Diane Jauken and her husband Rick of Wasco, Oregon; a sister, Betty Hecker of Cottonwood; and many grandkids, great grandkids, a great great grandson, and many nieces and nephews. A special thanks to his niece, Victoria, who was such a big help with Leo.
A graveside service will be held on Friday, February 24, 2023 at 1:00 PM at Evergreen Cemetery in Yreka.