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Leslie T. Jemmett returned to his Father in Heaven on April 8, 2012 at home with his family by his side. Leslie was born Jan. 14, 1920 in Basalt to Clifford Henry Jemmett and Daphne Webb, the fourth of nine children.
Leslie was raised in the Blackfoot hills and attended school in Aldridge. He played the fiddle in a small band with his sister Alma and brothers Henry and George and enjoyed hunting with his Dad and brothers.
After high school he enlisted in the Army Air Corps. It was during this time that he met his â€śDear Oneâ€ť, Edna Louise Schark in Lincoln, Neb. They were married on Sept. 16, 1943 and sealed for time and all eternity on Aug. 15, 1955 in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple.
After Leslie returned home they moved to Blackfoot to raise their family. Leslie worked several jobs as a mechanic and retired from Idaho Concrete and Pipe in 1986.
Leslie was a wonderful husband, father, son, brother and friend. He was an example to all who knew him, always extending a hand of friendship and willing to help anyone in need. He was active in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and held many positions. He practiced his beliefs in his daily life, never hesitating to share the gospel with everyone! He loved his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren and looked forward to each visit. He loved genealogy and worked in the extraction program for the LDS Church. He was very proud of his lineage and enjoyed telling stories of his childhood. He loved doing puzzles, gardening and working on his computer. His family loves him and will miss his very much. He is our pillar of faith and we will always hold on to his teachings and wisdom.
Leslie was preceded in death by his wife, his parents, his sisters: Lois, Mary Lou and Alma, brothers: George, Henry, Bill and Joe, son Donald and grandson Joe Grover.
He is survived by daughters Beverly Jemmett, Gail (Merlin) Ratliff, Karen (Garth) Johnson, Dorothy Owen, Sandra (Roger) Jensen of Nampa and Christina Jemmett of Boise, 23 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren, his sister Jeannie Hines of Idaho Falls and numerous nephews and nieces.
The family would like to thank the medical staff for their dedications to the care of their father. A special thanks to Beverly who cared for Dad on a daily basis.
Services were held in Nampa on April 14. There will be a viewing at the Blackfoot Third Ward LDS Chapel at 845 Grant in Blackfoot at 10 a.m. on April 21, and burial will take place at the Grove City Cemetery (1 Willow Lane, Blackfoot) at noon where Leslie will be laid to rest next to his wife Edna and son Donny.