Samuel Howard Leeper
1935 - 2021
Evergreen Funeral Home
1830 Fountain Blvd.
Colorado Springs, CO

Samuel Howard


January 25, 1935

December 26, 2021

On December 26, 2021 Samuel H. Leeper, passed away peacefully in his sleep at home. Sam was 86 years of age. Sam was born on January 25, 1935 to Jack and Clara Leeper of Akron, Ohio.

Sam was the inspiration behind Auto-Tech Plaza – a family automotive business as owner and operator for many years. As a partner and mentor to his sons, Michael and Jack, he reestablished the family business in Colorado Springs, expanding it to include multiple outlets with close friends and business partners that continue to be very successful in Colorado Springs. Sam's entrepreneurial interest resulted in the creation of several other business interests, foregoing several partnerships and lifelong friendships in Colorado Springs.

He was an amazing husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and a wonderful provider for his family.

Sam enlisted with the U.S. Naval Reserves at NAS Los Alamitos, California and served his country honorably from 1955 to 1958.

He met the love of his life, Gail Zarett. They married on September 23, 1956 and reached a 65 year anniversary milestone in 2021. Together they raised their family of 3 children, 12 grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

Sam is survived by Gail, his wife of 65 years; sons, Michael and Jack; and daughter, Teri; grandchildren: Chad Leeper, Tyler Terrill, Ben Leeper, Trevor Terrill, Mackenzie Leeper, Cody, Allie, and Logan Leeper; and great-grandchildren: Kye and Sage Terrill, Jack Leeper Jr., and Rowan Leeper.

Published by The Gazette on Jan. 9, 2022.
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My condolences to GaiI, Mike, Teri, and Jack. I always will remember Sam and the great conversations we had when he would come to my office. His brain was constantly engaged, and he would share wonderful ideas for how to be successful in business, as well as make me laugh with his great sense of humor. Enjoyed when he would beam his wry smile, his eyes would twinkle. What a character! Glad to have known him.
Marc Lowenstein
January 16, 2022
Jack, we were so sorry about the passing of your father. Peace and Prayers for you all
Kelley & Karen Brady
January 10, 2022
My condolences to everyone...i still remember our motor home trip to Mexico. It was amazing.
Howard Young
January 9, 2022
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