Edward (Bub) LeClair Jr., 75, born July 29, 1947, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at his Belen, NM home on July 20th, 2023. Edward was a decorated veteran who served in the Vietnam war as a Navy SeaBee.

Edward was born on July 29th, 1947, in Casper, WY. Edward lived most of his life in Fort Washakie, WY, and was an enrolled member of the Eastern Shoshone Tribe. In Wyoming, Edward and his wife, Kathy, were rodeo stock contractors, ranchers, and outfitters, along with their two sons, Shawn and Chad. Edward also had a career in construction as a heavy equipment operator. His career in construction is what brought the family to New Mexico in 1999.

Edward was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Elta Mae LeClair; Grandparents, Edmo and Ester LeClair; and one brother, Curtis LeClair. Edward is survived by his wife, of 55 years of marriage, Kathleen LeClair; sons Shawn LeClair (wife Frances) and Chadwick LeClair (wife Heather); Siblings, Alice Ferris, Roy (wife Jeri), Mitch (wife Susan); Grandchildren Blake LeClair, Kolton LeClair, Colton (wife Mikayla) Nix, Jordan (husband Stetson) Schutte, Cody Garcia, and Nic Garcia. Edward is survived by numerous great grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.

There will be no services at this time. Edward’s family will be taking his remains back to Wyoming at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the LeClair family would prefer donations sent to Jason’s Friends Foundation, 340 West B Street, Suite 101, Casper, Wyoming 82601; website – jasonsfriends.org. Arrangements are being handled by the caring professionals at the Noblin Funeral Service Belen Chapel, 418 W. Reinken Ave., (505) 864-4448, where an online guest register is available at www.noblin.com.