Information for Leonard Scott Lesher

22 November, 1918 29 January, 1996

From the Idaho Press-Tribune

31 January, 1996
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo


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Leonard Lesher

    Leonard Scott Lesher, 77, of Caldwell, died Monday, January 29, 1996, at a Boise hospital of complications from Diabetes.  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, February 2, 1996, at the Flahiff Funeral Chapel, Caldwell.  Pastor Jack Cooke of the Centennial Baptist Church, Caldwell, will officiate.  Burial will follow at the Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Caldwell.
    Leonard was born November 22, 1918, at Colome, South Dakota, a son of Leonard and Mabel Scott Lesher.  Leonard served in the U.S. Air Force during WWII.  Two of those years were spent in the European Theater.  He married Lucille Spencer on February 1, 1942.  Upon his discharge from the Air Force they farmed for several years in the Huston and Lakeview Communities, moving into Caldwell in 1970.  Leonard retired from J.R. Simplot Co. in 1984.
    Leonard belonged to the Lakeview Grange for several years and was a member of the American Legion.
    He is survived by his wife, Lucille; daughters, Dee Anna and Doris Jean of Shoshone, Idaho; grandchildren, Carlene and her husband Chris Doty of Nampa, Karl Leonard and his wife Shonia of Twin Falls, Kirtus Scott of Shoshone; a brother, Gene and his wife Bobbie of Thedford, Nebraska; a sister, Vera Ewoldt of Thedford, Nebraska; and a sister, Coyla Nutter and her husband Charles of Lincoln, Nebraska; a sister-in-law, June Lesher of Minneapolis, Minnesota; brother-in-law, Orville Needs of Homedale; many nieces, nephews and cousins.
    He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Dale; sister, Vesta Needs; and a granddaughter, Christa Jean.
    The family suggests that memorials be given to Centennial Baptist Church, Ustick Road, Caldwell, or the American Diabetes Association.
    The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Thursday, February 1, 1996, at the Flahiff Funeral Chapel, Caldwell.


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