Gunn Leater and her father Leamon Wilder

A Farewell to Leamon Wilder

We are sad to hear of the passing of Leamon Wilder. Mr. Wilder passed away on January 20th, he had recently celebrated his 97th birthday on January 2. Mr. Wilder and his daughter Gunn Leater were featured on episode two of Your Turn To Care, "Time to Do Everything as a Caregiver." Their loving relationship and the strong commitment they shared with each other highlighted the challenges and blessings of caregiving.

Family Portrait.  Gunn with her Mom and Dad.Gunn shared with us how she came to caring for her father and how through caregiving she was able to heal herself and re-establish the special relationship she had shared with her father. "My father always kept his arms open to me, he kept his doors open to me."

Likewise Mr. Wilder showed his appreciation for his daughter and the care she provided by saying, "she is the only girl...and she gives me the best care."

Our deepest condolences to the family of Mr. Wilder and to all who knew and loved him.

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My condolences to the family on the passing of Leamon Wilder. I just watched the segment and began to pray for the daughter. As you have blessed your father so shall he bless you.

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