Leona J. Ailor, 89, a resident of Deary, ID passed away on Thursday, February 27, 2020 at her rural Deary home.
Leona was born on Feb. 4, 1931 at Potlatch, ID to Ferris (Shorty) and Eva (Young) Irving. She attended grade school at Avon, ID and graduated from the Deary High School in 1948.
Leona married Homer Ailor on Nov. 21, 1948 at Potlatch, ID and the couple made their home at Deary, ID where they farmed, ranched and raised their family. Homer passed away in 2014.
Leona started working at Gritman Memorial Hospital, now Gritman Medical Center, alongside her lifelong friends, Noreen Lewis and Sally Kramer, from 1968 to 1998 when she retired as a Licensed Practical Nurse. From 1970 to 1972 Leona was in Nursing School at Gritman Hospital and received here LPN degree.
Leona loved her family, friends, her flower garden and the Christmas Holiday Season.
Survivors include her brother, Don Irving, Lebanon Oregon, son Larry Ailor (Rebecca) Deary, ID, daughters, Susan Griffin (Dan) Deary, ID, Sandra Moran, (Jerry) Spokane Valley, WA, Lynda Loney (Brent) Moscow/Deary, ID and Sally Kramer (Bob) Potlatch, ID. Leona is also survived by 11 grandchildren: Kevin Ailor, Stephanie Ailor, Jennifer Bogar, Ryan Griffin, Aaron Griffin, Dusty Baumberger, Brittany Dean, Scott Moran, Shaun Moran, Jennifer Magallon and Karrie Monette as well as 11 great grandchildren: Nicholas and Niah Griffin, Katie and Garrison Bogar, Karmen and Kohen Griffin, Josie Moran, Trey Magellon, Chole Monette, Allison and Liam Ailor.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 7, 2020, 11:00 A.M. at the Deary Community Church, 4981 ID-8, Deary Idaho with Pastor Kathy Kramer officiating. Memorial gifts are suggested to the Deary Ambulance Fund, Box 304, Deary, ID 83823 or the Deary Booster Club, P.O. Box 9, Deary, ID. 83823.
A potluck dinner will be served following the service at the church for family and friends.
Kramer Funeral Home of Palouse is caring for the family. You are invited to leave online condolences for the family at www.kramercares.com.
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Deary Ambulance Fund
BOX 304, Deary ID 83823
DEARY BOOSTER CLUB
P.O. BOX 9, DEARY ID 83823