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Information for Leon Kennard Hales

14 March, 1910 - 28 December, 1987

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Leon Hales

    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 Chapel, Nampa.
    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.

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