Leila M. (Steiger) Peterson, 64, of
Nampa, died Friday, April 6, 1990, at the Caldwell. hospital.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 10, at
the First Church of the Nazarene, Nampa. The Revs. Jerry
White, pastor, Vernon Wilcox and Kenneth Ball will officiate.
Entombment will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens,
Caldwell, under the direction of Flahiff Funeral Chapel of
Leila was born Sept. 27, 1925, at
Tolstoy, S.D., and attended elementary school there. The
family moved to Nampa in 1941 where she graduated from Nampa
High School. In 1948 she began working in the accounting
department of Sears, Roebuck and Co, in Caldwell. Leila
married Kenneth W. Peterson June 27, 1953, and they made their
home in Nampa. In 1960 Ken and Leila started Nampa's
first pawn shop, Ken's Loans and Jewelry. She resigned
from Sears in 1968 to start and jewelry store, K Lee's
Diamonds and Fine Jewelry, at Karcher Mall. Kenneth and
Leila owned and operated these two businesses until his death
July 6, 1982. Leila retired from the jewelry store in
1983 and turned over the operation of the pawn shop to her
Survivors include her son, Rodney
Peterson of Nampa; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Wilbert
and Doris Steiger of Boise and Roger and Debris Steiger of
Nampa; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Wilma and Clifford
Borah of Nampa, Loraine and Bill Thompson of Salt Lake City,
and Gladys and Mal Mann of Gilbertsville, Ky.; several neices
and nephews; and many friends.
preceded in death by her parents; an infant daughter, Julie
Ann; her twin sister, Lilian; a sister, Alvina; and a nephew,
She will be missed by
her family and friends.
be made to the Department of Professional Studies, in care of
Northwest Nazarene College, Nampa; or flowers may be sent.
Friends may call until 9 p.m. today at Flahiff Funeral Chapel