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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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Lealund J. Ellis

     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 he did.
     He 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, Nampa, Idaho.