Information for Leon Alonzo
1902 - 3 January, 1984
From the Idaho Press-Tribune
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo
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Leon Alonzo Durrant, 81, Parma Route 1, who died Tuesday, Jan.
3, at home of natural causes, will be conducted at 2 p.m.
Friday at the Parma Ward Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day
Saints by First Councilor Ron Hansen.
Interment will be at the Roswell Cemetery under the direction
of the Dakan Funeral Chapel, Parma.
Mr. Durrant was born Jan. 21, 1902, in Franklin, Idaho, to
Thomas W. and Elizabeth M. Durant. He was reared and
educated at Franklin and married Mary Woodruff Moses on Sept.
12, 1923, at the Salt Lake City , Utah, Temple. They
moved to Montana in 1937, where they lived until coming to the
Parma area where they have farmed since 1951.
They served a mission for the LDS Church in 1971 and 1972.
He had served in many offices of the Church of Jesus Christ of
Latter-day Saints, including those of high priest, bishop and
Sunday School president. He had also been a scout
He is survived by his wife of Parma; six daughters, Mrs.
Wallace (Helen) Adams of Scottsdale, Ariz., Mrs. Joe (Aletha)
Lee of St. Ignatius, Mont., Mrs. Jim (Marjorie) Neal of St.
Ignatius, Mrs. Paul (Norene) Robinson of Parma, Mrs. Gerald
(Thelma) Sharp, and Mrs. Martin (Marilyn) Cox, both of Simi,
Calif.; four sons, Harold St. George, Utah, Ernest of Tempe,
Ariz., Wendell of Marsing, and Donald of Nampa; three sisters,
Ina Bingham of Preston, Edna Christofferson of Hyde Park,
Utah, Beth Thornock of Grandview, Wash.; two brothers, Thomas
of Lewiston, Utah, and Arvil of Franklin; 59 grandchildren,
and 41 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a daughter, Cearol
Rader, one brother, one sister, and a granddaughter.
Friends may call at the Parma LDS Church Relief Society Room
from 1 p.m. until Friday at the time of service.
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