Leora Zanks (1932 - 2016)

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Leora U. Zanks
October 25, 1932 - October 8, 2016
Leora U. Zanks, 83 years old, suffered a devastating stroke on September 30th and passed away on October 8th at the home of her daughter in Caldwell surrounded by her family. She was born in Hampton, New Jersey to George and Gladys Allen. Later, brothers Eldon and Eddie joined her. She grew up in Hampton, and after her mother passed away when she was only 4 years old, her father and his sister, Ada Osmun, who had 2 children of her own, raised their children together.
Leora and Harry Zanks were married in 1950 and they had 6 children. In 1962 they moved to Homedale, Idaho where they raised their family. Harry passed away in the year 2000. Also preceding her in death was her brother Eddie Allen. Leora lived in the family home up until the time of her death.
Leora leaves behind her brother Eldon Allen; her children: Leora Summers (Sam), Harry Zanks (Dena Ioannides-Zanks), Aimee Stocks (Ken Davis), Mary Cahoon (Chuck), SuZ Hume (Keith) and Mandie Snow (Tom); her grandchildren and great grandchildren: Kara Aburusa (Joe) and their children, Alec, Tolo and Amaia; Kris Turner (Zack) and their daughter Gwen; Christie Beattie (Ryan) and their children, James and Henry; Ben and Zach Cahoon; Heather Yadon (Anthony) and their daughter Taylee; Kari Stocks, Trevor Hume (fiance Carly Church) and Harry Zanks.
The family gives special thanks to Dr. Jocele Skinner, the staff of West Valley Medical Center and Heart and Home Palliative Care for the special care they gave Leora and her family during the last week of her life.
Services will be held on October 15th at 11 a.m. at the Mountain View Church of the Nazarene, 26515 Ustick Rd, Wilder, ID. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Homedale Senior Center. Funeral arrangements are through Flahiff Funeral Chapel, Caldwell. Condolences may be given at www.flahifffuneralchapel.com.

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Published in Idaho Press Tribune on Oct. 13, 2016