William (Bill) MacLeod


William (Bill) MacLeod, 88, died in Westminster, CO on January 4, 2021.

Bill was born on March 19, 1932 in Denver, CO to Bruce and Marion MacLeod. Both of his parents were school teachers and the family enjoyed spending summers at their simple ranch near Craig, CO.  Growing up, he enjoyed being outdoors, hunting, fishing and riding horses.

He graduated from South High School in Denver, CO, received a degree in History from the University of Colorado at Boulder, then attended Miami of Ohio where he taught Naval ROTC. He then attended the University of Colorado Medical School and became a general surgeon.

He married Betty Ann Barrows on June 30, 1964.  They enjoyed traveling together, raising their children, and shared a love of animals.

Bill served in the Navy for 21 years and enjoyed many experiences and opportunities as well as living in Naples, Italy and San Diego, CA during that time. After retiring from the Navy in 1980, the family moved to Alamosa, CO.  Bill and Betty moved to Colorado Springs in 1999 to be closer to their children and grandchildren.

Bill is survived by his two children and their spouses, Doug and Sarah MacLeod, Scott and Susie Stricker, four grandchildren; and brother, Robert, of Arizona.

Bill is remembered as a man of integrity, adventure, hard work and fun. He had many interests ranging from painting, camping and fishing to riding bareback broncs in rodeos.   

At his request, no service will be held. In lieu of flowers, donations your local humane society or to the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo (4250 Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Rd., Colorado Springs, CO 80906) are appreciated.

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