Information for Lealund “Lea” John Ellis
2 March, 1902 – 21 August, 1993
Idaho Press-Tribune, August, 1993
Contributed by Helen Strine
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Funeral services for Lealund “Lea” J. Ellis, 91, of Homedale,
who died Saturday, August 21 at the Homedale nursing home,
will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, August 25 at the
Homedale First Ward, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day
Saints. Bishop Ray Simpson will officiate. Burial will follow
at the Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Caldwell under the
direction of Flahiff Funeral Chapel, Homedale.
Mr. Ellis was born March 2, 1902 at Ririe, Idaho, a son
of John D. and Laura Morgan Ellis. He was reared and educated
at Raft River and Oakley, Idaho. Lea married Almira Smith on
January 5, 1922 at Burley, Idaho. The couple moved to the
Caldwell area in 1940. Almira died in January of 1973. Lealund
remarried on February 22, 1974 to Devona Abbott. He farmed in
the Dixie area for 30 years.
Lea served on the Soil Conservation Board, the Dixie
School Board and the Canyon County Planning and Zoning
Board. He was very active in the church until ill health made
it impossible for him to continue. He enjoyed fishing and
camping. Lea loved to read and was a handy man at everything
was a member of the Homedale First Ward of the LDS Church.
He is survived by his wife Devona of Homedale, two sons
and daughters-in-law, John & Charlotte Ellis of Sand Hollow
and Jim and Joyce Ellis of Fremont, Nebraska; three daughters,
Stella and her husband, Roy Cain of Boise, Loretta Gillmore of
Salem, Oregeon, and Jean and her husband, William Huffman of
Middleton; two sisters, Sarah Hay of Woodburn, Oregon and Mae
Rockhill of Vancouver, Wash.; 23 grandchildren, 17
great-grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by his parents, a daughter,
a sister and two brothers.
The family suggests that memorials be given to MSTI West,