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Information for Leona E. Canning
5 March, 1906 12 November, 1993

From the Idaho Press Tribune
15 November, 1993
Contributed by Bonnie Dilworth

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Leona Canning

     Leona E. Canning, 87, of Nampa, died Friday, Nov. 12, 1993, at her home.  Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 16, 1993, at the Alsip Funeral Chapel, Nampa.  Rev. Larry Gatlin, pastor of the Nampa First Assembly of God Church will officiate.  Burial will follow at the Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Caldwell.
     Leona E. Canning was born March 5, 1906, at Phillips, Nebraska.  She was reared and educated in Grand Island, Nebraska.  She married Howard Canning on Dec. 21, 1938, in Grand Island where they made their home.  They resided in Sunnyside, WA, for a short time before moving to Nampa in 1945.  Howard preceded her in death on Feb. 21, 1979.  She served as a volunteer at Central School for 12 years where she would go in at 8 a.m. and stay until 4 p.m.  She was known as "Grandma" by everyone at the school.  She was a member of the Napa First Assembly of God Church.
     Leona is survived by 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Lonnie and Ettia Canning, Bend, OR, and Jerry and Ilene Canning, Caldwell; 3 daughters and sons-in-law, Lodain and George Jaques, Terry, Mt, Lorna and Mac Noll, Spokane, WA, and Jane Anna and Tom :Little, Cataldo, Idaho; 1 sister, Thelma Deharde, Scottsbluff, NE; 12 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.
     She was also preceded in death by 2 sisters and a great-grandson.
     The family suggests memorials to the Nampa First Assembly of God Church, 304 16th Ave. No., Nampa 83687.