Thelma Leisy, 94, of Montour, Idaho, passed away on Sept. 28, 2013, at an Emmett, Idaho, care center. Thelma was born in Emmett on Sept. 1, 1919, to Levi Powell and Emma (Pederson) Powell.
Thelma was the oldest with two sisters, Rosalee (Posie) Waterlin and LaNora (Nora) Williams and one brother, Robert (Sonny) Powell. She attended grade school at Sweet-Montour and graduated from Emmett High School. She married Donald Leisy of Sweet, Idaho, on Dec. 25, 1941.
Thelma was a mother, homemaker and very active in the Sweet-Montour communities. She was a great cook who welcomed everyone in to have a meal, a baker and loved her knitting and fishing trips to Cascade, Hells Canyon and the west coast.
Thelma was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Donald; sister, Rosalee Waterlin; brother, Robert Powell; and son-in-law, Bill Perkins.
Thelma is survived by her three daughters, Barbara Perkins, of Ola, Idaho, Donna (Gary) Isaacson of Shelton, Wash. and Peggy (Murrell) Dooms of Horseshoe Bend, Idaho; four grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; her sister LaNora Williams, of Boise; and numerous nephews, nieces and cousins.
A graveside service will be held at the Sweet Cemetery in Sweet on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013 at 11 a.m. under direction of the Potter Funeral Chapel of Emmett.
The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to the staff and River's Edge Care Facility for their care and compassion during Mom's extended stay.