Leathie Valarie Dixey, 65

Leathie Valarie Dixey, 65, of Blackfoot passed away Monday, Dec. 9, 2013 at  Quinn Meadows in Pocatello.
She was born Nov.29, 1948 in Pocatello to Ralph Frances Dixey, Sr. and Virgie Gibson Dixey.
She attended school in Blackfoot and has lived her entire life in the area.
She married Marvin Lee Tissidmit in August 1965.  He preceded her in death on June 12, 2008.
Leathie taught school at Sho-Ban school and drove school bus as well.  She was bilingual and taught the Shoshone language. She worked as a teacher's aide for Blackfoot School District for several years.
She enjoyed playing all sports, reading and sewing.
She is survived by her sons, Waylinn (Marlene) Dixey and Raphael Tissidimit, both of Fort Hall; granddaughters, Kristyn Dixey and Alissa Balisteros, both of Chubbuck; grandson, Brendan Dixey of Fort Hall;  brothers, Clyde (Louise Edmo) Dixey, Sr. of Blackfoot, Ivan (Debra) Dixey, Sr. of Fort Hall; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren and numerous other family members.
She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers, Barney Dixey, R. Willis Dixey, Ralph Frances Dixey, Jr., sisters, Amy Dixey Dann and Delores Dixey.
She will be taken to the Gibson Recreation Lodge on East Truchot Road at noon on Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013 and will be there until burial services on Friday.  There will be a service held at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013 at the Gibson Recreation Lodge.    
A traditional burial service will be held at noon on Friday, Dec. 13, 2013 at the Gibson Cemetery under the direction of Hawker Funeral Home, 132 S. Shilling Ave.
Condolences may be sent to the family at condolences@hawkerfuneralhome.com