Michelle — November 18, 2021

Trevor London Leopold, was a loving human being with a huge heart which he willingly shared with so many others. From an early age Trevor loved animals, his first word being duck and his first friend being his dog “goodgirl” Kirby, with a zoo of animals in his room throughout his childhood, including guinea pigs, rats, frogs raised from tadpoles, through current pets Bowzer and Maverick. All his life Trevor had a special bond with goats as well, earning his nickname Goat Boy. A Native American, not knowing his Goat Boy moniker, bestowed the Mountain Goat as his totem animal at a spirit animal ceremony, based upon his resilience and ability to progress up mountains surefootedly, cementing his Goat Boy nickname forever. As an elementary student, he was an avid rockhound, nature detective, and even a certified Audubon Junior Birdwatcher, able to identify over 150 local birds. He was an Indian Guide, Cub Scout and Boy Scout, played little league and a lifelong avid skier and later snowboarder, mostly with his brother and dad, braving the wildest snowstorms and steepest runs. Trevor enjoyed fishing along with his brother Parker, so much so that the family took to going fishing on many of their family vacations. Family trips with extended family often included fishing expeditions too. One of the Leopold family’s favorite fish that got away stories was reef fishing in Belize, only to see their catch get eaten off the line by a barracuda. He was fortunate to take advantage of the travels implied by his middle name London on many family vacations including Hawaii, Mexico, Costa Rica, Belize, Puerto Rico, many Ace Hardware conventions throughout the US, and even his final vacation, to Paris and Italy. One of the family’s favorite vacations was hiking the narrows at Zion, and while a student in Utah, Michelle and Trevor spent a great Spring Break visiting Arches National Park and Canyonlands. But the perennial vacation favorite was time at the family cabin in Tahoe Donner, with sledding in front of the cabin with his brother Parker, cousins and many friends, catching crawdads at Donner Lake, and hikes with the dogs. Trevor’s biggest passion was skateboarding, as evidenced by his skater wardrobe, caps and hoodies. Trevor loved playing dice, board games and card games with his family, and cherished time with friends, and loved being with his cousins, aunts, uncles, and grandparents. Trevor’s all time favorite human being, however, was his brother Parker, who could be at the same time his worst enemy or best friend. All of the family agree that Trevor always was quick to say I Love You and gave great, real hugs. After getting accepted to four Cal State Universities, Trevor entered Sonoma State fall of 2019 as a Freshman, and was actively working on putting foundations and supports in his life to go forward on a higher path All of the wonderful blessings that he had, talent, friendships, positive outlook on life, and, most importantly, family, were sidelined by his decision to take a drug, most likely laced with fentanyl, after battling cannabis use disorder for several years, ending his life suddenly on Sunday November 17, 2019. This handsome, bright, and caring young man was taken from all of us much too soon, before being able to reach his infinite potential. The Leopold family can only hope that Trevor’s death will not be in vain, by sharing his struggles with others perhaps it will open up further communications and positive action among others suffering from situations including anxiety, addiction, and risky choices. We truly believe that Trevor’s death was accidental, and we only wish he was here to listen to everyone’s stories of how much so many loved him and what a difference he made in their lives.

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