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Dolph "Leon" Landon


1919 - 2015 Obituary Condolences
Dolph "Leon" Landon Obituary
Dolph "Leon" Landon, 96, of Blackfoot, Idaho passed away Sunday, September 20, 2015 at his home.
Leon was born March 27, 1919 in Kimball, Idaho to Charles Francis Landon and Miria Young. He lived the majority of his lifetime in Blackfoot, but also lived in Kimball and Idaho Falls. He graduated from Firth High School and attended Utah State in Logan, Utah.
Leon married Bonnie White Eaton; she preceded him in death. On February 26, 1978 he married Anna Richards Hughes in Blackfoot, Idaho.
He served his country in the United States Army in New Guinea and Guam.
He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as well as a life member of The Blackfoot Elks Lodge and the American Legion.
He worked at Gibson-Leevan Motor, 20th Century and Dolder Motor where he mostly managed the body shop. He finished his career at Blackfoot Motor. In his free time he enjoyed gardening, woodworking, finishing furniture and was famous for his bar-b-qued hamburgers and steaks.
He is survived by his wife, Ann of Blackfoot; sons, Rodney D. (Kris Ann) and Ricky D. (April) of Blackfoot; daughter-in-law, Brenda Hughes of Blackfoot; six grandchildren, Randy Jr. (Sheri) Hughes, Jessica Ann (Blaine) John, Ryan (Merri) Hughes, Dusty J. Hughes, Ryker D. Hughes and Ryson Hughes; and 10 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Randy; and ten brothers and sisters.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, September 25, 2015 at Hawker Funeral Home, 132 South Shilling Avenue in Blackfoot. The family will meet with friends and relatives from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, September 24, 2015 at Hawker Funeral Home and for one hour prior to services at the funeral home. Interment will follow services at the Grove City Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.hawkerfuneralhome.com.
Published in The Morning News on Sept. 23, 2015
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