1926 ~ 2014
Leland Sabin, a resident of Paul, Idaho, passed away March 5, 2014 at his home with his wife of 63 years at his side.
He was born Nov. 23, 1926 at Ontario, Oregon to Thomas Lyle and Beulah Sabin.
He spent his early years in the Parma/ Ten Davis area and Wilder, graduating from Wilder High School in 1945. He entered the navy serving in World War ll. After discharge he attended University of Idaho. Then he farmed near Wilder.
He married Marthena Zillig Oct. 1, 1950 in Homedale, Idaho. They farmed at Wilder until 1957 when they moved to Paul to develop and farm (homestead) on the Minidoka Northside Project. In 1974 he also developed some land for farming near Mountain Home farming until his full retirement in 1994.
They raised two boys Richard and Henry (deceased in 1993).
He was a member of the Christian Science Church in Twin Falls, a 64 year member of the Masonic Lodge with membership now with Paul Lodge # 77 AF&AM and the Odd Fellow Lodge #137 in Wilder. A Life member of E-dah-ho Chapter # 77 OES. ,Shoshone Indian Trapshooting Club and several Gun Clubs.
Leland enjoyed family, hunting, fishing, and his passion was farming and trapshooting, winning many trophies and awards.
Survivors include his wife, Marthena; son, Richard Sabin of Jerome, a sister Ileta (Tom) Pierson of Fresno, Calif.; sisters and brother-in-laws; nieces and nephews, and friends.
He is preceded in death by son, Henry; his parents, and an infant brother, Lenard.
Donations may be made to Henry Lee Sabin Memorial Scholarship Endowment,
University of Idaho Foundation, 875 Perimeter Dr. MS 44314, Moscow, Idaho 83344-3174 or www.uidaho.edu/giving; or to the Shriners Hospital for Children; Fairfax Rd. at Virgina St. Salt Lake City, Utah 84103-4399 or a
Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at Hansen Mortuary. Viewing for family and friends will be held from 6-8:00 p.m. Monday, March 10, 2014 and for one hour prior to the services at Hansen Mortuary 710 6th Street Rupert, Idaho. Services will conclude with burial in the Paul Cemetery with military rites. Services are under the direction of Joel Heward Hansen Mortuary.
Published in Idaho Statesman on Mar. 11, 2014