Services for Leon K. Hales,
77, of Nampa, who died Monday, Dec. 28, at the Nampa hospital,
will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Amity Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter-day Saints Church in Nampa.
George B. Keller, president of the Nampa Stake, will
officiate. Burial will follow at the Hillcrest Memorial
Gardens, Caldwell, under the direction of the Alsip Funeral
Mr. Hales was born March 14, 1910, at Garland, Utah, to
George R. and Kate Kennard Hales. He was reared and educated
at Riverside, Utah, graduating from Bear River High School.
He graduated from the LDS Business College at Salt Lake City.
He married Gayle Bunderson June 1, 1933, at the Logan,
Utah, LDS Temple . They made their home in Brigham City,
Utah, where he worked for the Boyle Furniture Co.
In January 1937, they moved to Boise and he began work for
the Sampson Music Co. In November 1938, they came to Nampa
where he managed the Nampa Sampson Music Co. In 1940, he
purchased Terry Electric at Nampa, which he owned and operated
for several years.
In 1948 he started the Hales Furniture and Appliance Store
at Nampa which he owned and operated for many years. He was
currently active in the business.
He was a member or me Nampa 8th Ward LDS Church. He had
been active in the LDS Church, serving as bishop of the Nampa
2nd Ward and in the stake presidency. He also had been a
worker at the Boise LDS Temple.
He served as president of the Ore-Ida Council of the Boy
Scouts of America for two terms and received the Silver Beaver
Award. He had been on the Canyon County Public Assistance
Board and the Nampa Planning and Zoning Commission. He was a
charter member of the Nampa Industrial Corp., a member of the
Nampa Lions Club and the Nampa Rotary Club.
He is survived by his wife of Nampa; three sons and
daughters- in-law, Lee and Marti Hales and Noel and Hertha
Hales, all of Nampa, and John and Janel Hales of Batesville,
Ind.; a daughter and son-in-law, Janice and Fred Clark of
Nampa; three brothers, George R. Hales of Garland, Utah,
Stephen A. Hales of Tremonton, Utah, and Henry A. Hales of
Salt Lake City; 21 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren,
and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a brother and two sisters.
Friends may call at the Alsip Funeral Chapel today until 9
p.m. and Thursday from 8 to 10 a.m.