Leigh Livermore, son of Raymond and Helen Livermore was born in River Falls, Wisconsin on February 18, 1949. He was the fourth of 5 children with sister Sharon and brothers Jay, Mark, and Kirk. He was raised in old Hudson, Wisconsin on 10th Street just a few blocks from Coon’s Hill, Burton Field, and Lake Mallalieu. He had a great childhood in the old neighborhood playing football, baseball, skating, skiing, golfing, swimming and fishing. He loved fishing trout anywhere on the Willow River and swimming in the Mallalieu or St. Croix River.
Leigh attended Hudson Schools and graduated with the Class of 1967. He thoroughly enjoyed his high school years with sports and socializing with friends. He was a good student. He kept in touch with his classmates throughout his life and led the organizing of class reunions every five years.
After high school Leigh enlisted in the Army spending a year in training and a year serving his country in Vietnam. He was extremely proud of his service despite the physical and mental trauma he suffered during and after his stint in the Army. He was a highly decorated soldier with many awards for valor who took care of his troops.
During his service years Leigh met and became engaged to the only love of his life, Mary Lou Scobey of Deer Park, WI. Upon his discharge he and Mary were wed on June 5, 1971 in Deer Park, Wisconsin. He loved his wife and returned to college that fall and earned a Bachelors Degree in Education in May of 1975. He earned the use of the GI Bill and Mary worked to get him through school. During this time they began raising a family that included daughters Tara, Mandy, and Jaime. They were a very happy family with a lot of laughter in their household.
Leigh held a variety of positions in his work life from teacher to Director of Operations for a multi-billion dollar industry. He was fortunate to be able to provide for his family and spend time with them at their cabin near Gordon, Wisconsin as a result. His girls and their spouses have blessed Leigh and Mary with 7 grandchildren (Nate, Sophie, Aiden, Owen, Evan, Graham and Evie) who he loved, adored and doted on.
After work and in retirement, Leigh and Mary moved to Cameron, Wisconsin where they enjoyed the peace and solitude of their new home. Although Leigh suffered from many service connected ailments he continued to hunt, fish, and golf as much as his condition would allow him to. He continued to love his wife, children, and grandchildren without conditions until the day he died.
Leigh is survived by his wife Mary of Cameron, WI, his daughter Tara (fiancé Jason Phillips) of Hudson, WI (children Nate of Breckenridge, CO and Sophia of Olympia, WA, Owen and Evan Phillips, of Hudson, WI), his daughter Mandy (husband Jason Doxtator and their son Aiden) of Green Bay, WI, and daughter Jaime (husband Zack Kanzler and their son Graham and daughter Evelyn) of North Hudson, WI. He is also survived by his brother Kirk (Bev) Livermore of Sebring, FL along with brother Mark (Mary Jean) Livermore of St. Petersburg, FL, sister in law Jean Livermore of Hudson, by an aunt, Betty Livermore, and many cousins, nieces, and nephews. He loved all of them very much. Leigh was preceded in death by his brother Jay Livermore of Hudson, his sister Sharon LaCosse of Hudson, as well as his parents Helen and Raymond Livermore of Hudson.
Leigh was cremated and a Celebration of Leigh’s life will be held on Saturday, February 2nd at 11:00 o’clock at Bethel Lutheran Church, – Highlands Campus, 504 Frontage Rd, Hudson, WI; with a visitation starting at 9:00 am and lunch following at the Big Guys BBQ.
Memorials preferred to the family in lieu of flowers to establish an art scholarship at Hudson High School in Leigh’s name.