Helen Florence Leatham, 82, of Blackfoot, Idaho passed away Friday, October 12, 2012 at The Good Samaritan in Idaho Falls, Idaho
She was born June 9, 1930 in Idaho Falls, Idaho the daughter of George Gee McGavin and Hazel Jannette Tanner.
Helen graduated from Idaho Falls High School.
On July 27, 1949, she married Lamar Leatham in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple. After she was married she lived in Shelley, then to Idaho Falls and Pocatello. She spent the last few years living with her daughter, Lorie in Blackfoot.
She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints where she served as Relief Society President, Primary President, and Young Women President. She also served as a temple worker in the Idaho Falls Temple for nine years.
Helen worked as a bookkeeper for a CPA office. Her greatest joy however, came from being a homemaker and mother. She loved her family and the time she spent with them, particularly, camping. She was a beautiful seamstress and she and Lamar built several pieces of beautiful furniture and crafts in their wood shop together. She had many fond memories as a child and raising her family. She always had a loving smile and looked out for everyone around her.
She is survived by her daughters, Lorette “Lorie” (Don) Anderson of Blackfoot, ID and Joanne (Tracy) Hawes of Pleasant View, UT; sisters, Clara Stacey of Idaho Falls, ID and Verla Randall-Muller of Rigby, ID; seven grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brothers, Wilford, Glen and Orvin McGavin, sister, Wanda Shurtliff.
A funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at the Riverton LDS Chapel with Bishop Kelley Hurst conducting.
The family will meet with friends on Tuesday evening from 6-8:00 p.m. at the Hawker Funeral Home, 132 S. Shilling Ave., Blackfoot, Idaho and for one hour prior to the service at the church.
Interment will be in the Shelley Hillcrest Cemetery.
Condolences may be sent to the family at email@example.com