Ilene O'Leary

Ilene L. O'Leary
December 14, 1936 - December 8, 2012
Ilene L. O'Leary, 75 of Wilder, passed away Saturday, December 8th at home of natural causes. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, December 14, 2012 at the Marsing-Homedale Cemetery in Marsing. Memories and condolences may be shared with Ilene's family in her online tribute at
Ilene was born December 14, 1936 in Burley, Idaho the daughter of Vernon C. and Viola N. Nielsen. She was raised in Filer, Idaho and in 1953 moved to Lakeview, Oregon. It was here that she met Hugh Jerome O'Leary and they were married November 24, 1956 at Reno, Nevada. They made their home in Lakeview until 1964 when they moved to Burns, Oregon and then to Meridian, Idaho in 1972. They have made their home in the Treasure Valley since that time.
Ilene was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She especially loved spending her time with her grandchildren. Ilene enjoyed painting, quilting and ceramics.
She is survived by her husband, Jerry of Wilder; her mother, Viola Smerski; her son, Jerry L. (Sandy) O'Leary; a daughter, Brenda (Steve) Tadlock; brothers, Ron L. Nielsen and David Smerski; 8 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her father.

Published in Idaho Press Tribune on Dec. 12, 2012