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Stanley James LePard, 64

| February 17, 2021 1:00 AM

Stanley James LePard, 64, of Seattle, died Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021, at Swedish Hospital from a brain hemorrhage.

Stan was born in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, on Aug. 10, 1956, to James O. “Jim” LePard and Barbara James LePard. Stan graduated from Coeur d'Alene High School and earned his B.A. in Music Composition from Eastern Washington University. He received his master's degree in Music Education at North Texas State.

Stan is survived by his wife, Donna Matorin LePard, Seattle; their daughter, Zoe Rebecca LePard, Berkeley, Calif.; and his mother, Barbara LePard, Coeur d'Alene. He is also survived by two sisters, Kathryn LePard (Dale Schroeder) of Post Falls, Idaho, and Bonnie LePard (Bruce Reed) of Washington, D.C.; two nieces; two nephews; and one great-nephew. Stan was preceded in death by his father, Jim LePard, and his grandparents, Les and Pearl James, and George and Marie LePard.

Stan has composed music for Microsoft and other companies, including music for many video games, encyclopedias and other projects. He arranged and wrote music for orchestras and directed orchestras in Europe for recordings. Over the years, Stan played many different instruments, but especially keyboards, in bands of different genres. Much of his music is available online.

Memorials may be given to: Bread for the World, P.O. Box 96416, Washington, D.C. 20090-6416; Camp Lutherhaven, 3258 W. Lutherhaven Road, Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814; Kootenai Humane Society, P.O. Box 1005, Hayden, ID 83835; or the charity of your choice.

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