Information for Leona Joanna Damele Eckman
July, 1922 - 11 March, 1997
From the Idaho Press-Tribune
13 March 1997
Contributed by Helen Strine
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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
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.
Click on the photo to see an aerial
of the gravesite in Mt. Calvary cemetery
Images contributed by Bonnie Dilworth
photo available upon request.
The gravesite for Leona is located at #1.
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