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Stanley Louis Le BorneJanuary 31, 1938 ~ September 10, 2017 (age 79)
Stanley Louis Le Borne, 79, of Parker, Colorado, passed away peacefully with family at his side on September 10, 2017.
Recitation of the Rosary 12:Noon on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 followed by Memorial Mass 12:30 p.m. both at Ave Maria Catholic Church, 9056 E. Parker Road in Parker.
Stanley L. Le Borne, creator of “Le Bear” and other artistic creations,” was born in Lackawanna, New York, 31 January 1938. He was frequently chided by his life mate (Jeanene “JC” Childers) that his birthplace legally granted him his attitude toward accomplishment. “Le Bear” was an art class project which was completed mere hours before deadline (and received an “A-Plus” grade.) Of all his positive attributes, he did admit to procrastination being his greatest depravity. Le Borne worked as a commercial artist for Kalb Vorhees for 5 years. He attended schools in Wash. DC, graduating from George Mason with a BA in the school of Art. He began his 35 year Civil Service career as a graphic artist and retired as an information officer.
He was well-known to all ages throughout Parker as the “napkin artist.” Tho he was gifted with many sketch pads of all sizes from friends, he preferred to pen sketch little children and animals on restaurant napkins, including their names and the date and presenting the autographed treasures to his young admirers . Many times the little recipients would see him again and run up to him to hug his legs or shake his hand while crying out “Mr. Stan.” They made each other feel important and loved.
As a regular at the Tailgate, his cherry coke was always placed before him as soon as he sat down. Others could wait for their cocktails. In the “Old Days” he was a part of the cocktail crowd. One of his stories is the night along the Potomac River Road after he had been “over-served.” His car careened off the roadway, wiping out Lady Bird Johnson’s tulip bed. His escape from a more serious ending led him to AA for the next 40+ years. Many others sought his help in solving their similar problems. He’s been there for many in so many different ways.
He loved to dance and was not beyond giving a waitress a lesson while she was serving dinner. As a young man (too young to be allowed to teach dancing at the studio) he did. A handsome dark-haired young man in suit and tie, charmed the older ladies who frequented the dance studio. Their hearts sagged when he was let go because of his youth. Too bad as he made those ladies feel important and appreciated – something he never lost as he also aged.
Stanley loved little children, music and animals. He had a compassionate heart for all animals needing love and “Forever homes.” In lieu of flowers, please consider adopting a needy “fur child” or donating to organizations that provide for their well-being, care and adoption.
The Senior’s Leisure Club of Ave Marie are striving to install an elevator from main floor Ave Maria to the lower meeting room. So many are struggling with physical disabilities. This lasting memorial would be a wonderful tribute to his memory. A donation in Stan’s name to Ave Maria Elevator project would be most welcome and appropriate. It was in the elevator of the Army Materiel Command Hqs in Alexandria, VA, in March 1988 where Stan met Jeanene.
Thank you for your prayers, visits, cards and love during this time of great loss. Jeanene “JC” Childers and the family of Stanley Louis Le Borne