William C. “Bill” Lehman passed away on July 5, 2019 at the age of 93. He was born in Denver on March 19, 1926 to George and Amelia (née Hoery) Lehman. He was raised in Denver and attended South High School before joining the army during WWII. He was trained as a ground mechanic to service B-17 Flying Fortress aircraft in Amarillo and was awaiting deployment to the Philippines, where he served as an Airplane Crew Chief, when the war ended. He returned to Denver after his service and worked in the family greenhouse business. He soon met the love of his life, Rosalie “Janice” Rourke, and they married on November 6, 1948. They raised their 7 children in Littleton. Bill worked in the greenhouse industry for many years and continued part-time handyman work after retirement. Bill loved water skiing, hunting, bowling, pinochle, Colorado sports teams, and above all, his family. Along with his wife, Janice, he built a legacy of love that will always endure in the hearts of his children and grandchildren. Their love and their memory will be alive and well at countless large family gatherings for years to come.
Bill was preceded in death by his parents, George and Amelia Lehman, his brother George Lehman, his sister Mildred Baker, and his beloved wife of nearly 68 years, Janice.
He will be greatly missed by his seven children, Don (Gayla) Lehman of Arvada, Christine (John) Mayerle of Englewood, Joanne (Warren) Ida of Westminster, Doug (Lisa) Lehman of Eaton, Dave (Suzanne Cabral) Lehman of Thornton, Dan (Amy) Lehman of Longmont, and Dale Lehman of Loveland as well as numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren, his sister, Mary Weber of Aurora, and his brother, Joe (Lois) Lehman of Westminster.
Friends may visit between 5:00-7:00pm Wednesday July 17, 2019 at Drinkwine Mortuary. Recitation of Rosary will follow the viewing at 7:00pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30am on Thursday July 18, 2019 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Littleton with a reception to follow. Interment will be at Fort Logan National Cemetery that afternoon at 2:00pm. Please meet at parking for "Staging Area A." In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Prostate Cancer Foundation Bill Lehman Memorial Page (http://join.pcf.org/memorials/memorial/in-memory-of-william-lehman) or the USOTax-deductible donations to the USO, which can be made online via a secure server or by calling 1-800-876-7469. If you prefer to mail your donation, please send a check or money order made payable to “USO” to: USO Department WS, PO Box 96860 Washington, DC 20090-6860..
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