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Leo Edward "Eddie" Morin

Leo Edward “Eddie” Morin

March 1, 1947 ~ July 8, 2019  


Leo grew up in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, where he enjoyed the beaches and chasing hermit crabs. He joined the U.S. Air Force at age 17, severing as a ballistic and cruise missile technician and retiring as a Master Sergeant after 20 years. In the Air Force he spent a majority of his career at Hill Air Force Base and made Ogden his home. Leo married Bette Adams and they had two daughters; they were later divorced. After his military retirement, Leo fullfilled one of his career goals by becoming a police officer. He served for 20 years as an officer for Weber State, the Town of Uinta, and Weber County Sheriff’s Office. Additionally, he was an armed security officer for IHC at McKay-Dee Hospital for 20 years.

Leo loved learning about and visiting historical areas and ghost towns in Utah. He followed the Pony Express trail every year and also regularly attended annual Golden Spike celebrations. The Uinta mountains were his favorite place, and he made annual trips there for more than 40-years.

In lieu of a funeral, a memorial service in the Uinta Mountains will be held sometime this fall (date to be determined).

Leo leaves behind his two daughters, Melinda (Jamie) Bennion and Angela Morin, and his beloved grandson Luke.

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When I think of my dear friend Leo I smile as the flood of memories emerge. The good times filled with laughter and fun along with the trials and tribulations. I met him shortly after moving to Utah and we were friends from day one. It was the rare kind of friendship where you could pick up right where you left off despite how long it had been in between visits. We worked together at Weber State University for many years; it all seemed to pass so quickly. I moved away and he went on to work for the Weber County Sheriffs Office. Despite the distance we kept in touch and would get together when I came back to visit relatives. I will always remember him as a loyal and thoughtful friend. I admired his intelligence, there wasnt anything he couldnt fix or create. He really was one of those guys that could figure out how to build a space shuttle with spare parts! His love for his children was always evident; he spoke of his daughters often and with great pride.

Leo, thank you for all the memories; I will miss you always.

Darcy Kirley Aug 21 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Leo Morin

Brandon Carver Aug 20 2019 12:00 AM

Rest well my friend! Your service to our country and within the law enforcement community is greatly appreciated and I am proud to have known you and served with you! God Speed!

Will Cragun, Retired Ogden P.D. Jul 28 2019 12:00 AM

Leo was so kind to me always. I worked at McKay Dee while he was working there, and he always went out of his way to make sure that I was okay and he would let me vent to him. He made me feel better when I had rough days, and even after he retired I saw him a few times at the hospital and he would talk to me. He was a good friend, and the last time I talked to him he was really excited to be getting a grandchild (finally!). I wish I had seen him again after that. I am so glad I had the chance to know him during his lifetime. Thank you Leo! I will miss you!

Whitney H Jul 21 2019 12:00 AM

When I was younger, Leo lived across the street in Washington Terrace. In his garage he repaired and installed lights, sirens and radios in police cars and fire trucks. I was always amazed at his electronic abilities.He worked late at night and it was not unusual to see red / blue lights flashing and hear the occasional "whoop" from a siren late at night. My Mom used tolove the entertainmentacross the street. Thanks for being a good man Leo.My Mom and I will miss you.

Boyd Harris Jul 16 2019 12:00 AM

I worked with Leo at McKay Dee hospital. I sure loved that guy! I loved chatting with him about family (he loved his family so much!) and ghost towns. He cared a lot and Ill never forget one of the hardest days of my life Id gone working a whole shift without a break and he went and got me some food. He also gave me a gift for my wedding. He was very giving. I sure loved him. Im sorry for your loss.

Cristina Hooper Jul 14 2019 12:00 AM

It has been an extreme Pleasure to know Leo for the past 21 years. Good friend and co-worker. And one of the great Three Amigos when he Rick and I went to our Breakfast or Lunch Buddies. Truly will miss you.

Lamont Camp Jul 14 2019 12:00 AM