Leavitt, 100, passed away October 2, 1995, at a
services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 7,
1995, at the Melba Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day
Saints. Bishop Mark
Hoagland will officiate. Burial
will follow in
Services are under direction of Alsip Funeral
born August 21, 1895, at Bunkerville
Nevada, the eldest of 13 children.
He spent his growing
up years working hard at various jobs to help support his
family in the dry
desert. In 1917 he
served a three-year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ
of Latter-day Saints in Missouri.
Upon his return, he worked building several roads
Ester Chloe Heaton from
Orderville, Utah, in 1920 in the St. George Temple. They
spent their first year of marriage farming in Bunkerville,
before moving to Las Vegas for a time where
he drove an ice wagon. During
the Depression, he moved his family to Search Light, Nevada, where he worked maintaining county
roads during the day and mining a claim he'd leased at
night. Later he was
able to move his family back to Bunkerville where he and a
brother-in-law owned and operated a general store, and he
farmed and owned a herd of dairy cattle.
In June of 1943,
Albert moved his family to a farm near
Idaho, where he still resided at
the time of his death. He
retired from farming in 1960, but raised a large garden
which he shared with family and friends each year until the
Albert loved his family, his church and his country.
He took an active
interest in politics and wrote many editorials.
He served in
several positions in the Church of Jesus Christ of
Latter-day Saints, including choir leader, Bishop, high
councilman, and a stake missionary.
One of his greatest
joys was attending the Boise
He had a beautiful
voice and loved to sing and recite poetry.
He was an active
outdoorsman who spent long hours hunting and fishing.
He enjoyed people
and loved to visit with them.
In July he was a
Grand Marshal for Melba's 4th of July Parade.
In August he
celebrated his 100th birthday which was attended by over 300
friends and family members.
survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Vance and Jean
Leavitt; two daughters, Caroline Maybon and Omera Brown and
her husband Jay, all of Melba; three sisters, Eleanor Waite
of St. George, Utah, Ethel Leavitt of Bunkerville, Nevada,
and Amy Jacobsen of Fallon, Nevada; one brother, Achel
Leavitt of Denver, Colorado; fourteen grandchildren; 50
great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded
in death by his wife of 59 years, Chloe; three brothers;
five sisters; a son-in-law, Dean Maybon; and a
In lieu of
flowers, memorials may be made to the Melba EMT's, P.O. Box
189, Melba, ID 83641; or the L.D.S. Church Missionary Fund,
Salt Lake City Missionary Department, 50 East North Temple,
Salt Lake City, Utah 84150.
Friends may call
at Alsip Funeral Chapel today from 5 to 9 p.m. and the
family will greet friends on Friday from 6 to 8 p.m.
The family will also
greet friends Saturday at the church from 9:30 a.m. until
the time of services.