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Information for Leona Joanna Damele Eckman
20 July, 1922 - 11 March, 1997
From the Idaho Press-Tribune
 13 March 1997

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Leona Eckman

    Leona Joanna Eckman, 74, of Nampa passed away on March 11, 1997 at the Nampa hospital following a lengthy illness. Vigil will be held today at 7 p.m. at the Persons-Flahiff Funeral Chapel, Nampa. Services will be held Friday, March 14k, 1997 at 3 p.m. in the Persons-Flahiff Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow at Mount Calvary Cemetery, Nampa.
     Leona Eckman was born July 20, 1922 in Elko, Nevada. Her parents, Bernard and Marian Damele, raised her on their “3 Bar” ranch near Eureka, Nevada. She graduated from Eureka County High School in 1941. She married Wesley Morrison and was widowed in 1944. In 1950 she married Glenn H. Eckman and the couple moved to Nampa, Idaho where they were members of the St. Paul’s parish. Nearly 47 years together brought many joys and a family who will miss her dearly.
     She created a loving home for her family. Her absolute joy in life was her grandchildren. Gardening vegetables and flowers, family fishing and camping trips were special interests. An accomplished photo-grapher and watercolor artist, Leona nurtured the arts in her children and grandchildren.
     She is survived by her husband, Glenn Eckman, her children, Sheldon and Joanie Morrison of Battle Mountain, Nevada, Randy and Cindy
Eckman of Boise, and Glenda and Bruce Connolly of Nampa; six grandchildren, Shelley Bowlen of Elko, Nevada, Rhonda Morrison of Sparks, Nevada, Preston and Jared Eckman of Boise, and Audra and Aaron Connolly of Nampa; her sisters, Pat Zumwalt of Carson City, Nevada, Julia Minoletti of Eureka, Nevada, and Margaret Harcourt of Albuquerque, New Mexico.
     She was preceded in death by her parents, her sister Joan, and an infant son, Ricky.

     Friends and family may call today until 9 p.m. at Persons-Flahiff Funeral Chapel.

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The gravesite for Leona is located at #1.

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