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Information for Leon Alonzo Durrant

21 January, 1902 - 3 January, 1984

From the Idaho Press-Tribune

January, 1984

Contributed by Dennis McIndoo

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Leon Durrant

    Services for 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 master.
    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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