Leslie Severance (1930 - 2016)

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Leslie Raymond Severance
January 16, 1930 - December 23, 2016
Leslie Raymond Severance, 86 Of Garden Valley Idaho. Les was born in Parshall North Dakota to Archie & Lela Severance. He passed from this world from brain cancer. He moved to Elk River Idaho from North Dakota with his family when he was 7 years old, where his father was a logger. He lived there for 3 years then the family moved to Nampa where Les continued his education. Les married Jean Lois Munster of Nampa on January 14, 1950 and they resided in Nampa, later moving to Boise. Les had many occupations. He hauled milk, worked for Ford Motor Company, Firestone Tires and at a paper mill. He owned Les's Auto Sales in Boise and developed Beacon Light Estates with Al Holl and Chuck Wendell. He moved to Garden Valley in 1972 because of his love of snowmobiling. He was most often accompanied on snowmobile trips by his wife Jean and son Lynn. He was one of the first people to ride a snowmobile from Lowman to Stanley accompanied by his friends, Shorty & Millie Renfro and Harland & Marie Woods. Les, Shorty, and Harland were often sent out on rescue missions and saved many people that were stranded in the snow. While living in Garden Valley he developed the Mountain View Subdivision and worked in the excavation business alongside his son Lynn, quitting only this year because of his ill health. Les loved to go fishing, crabbing, and clamming at the Oregon Coast with his family, wild pig hunting in Booneville California with his brother in law Ernie and friend Rankin. He loved to ride motorcycles with his son as well as take trips to Jackpot and Las Vegas, where he loved to play video poker. He was preceded in death by his parents, son Larry, 5 sisters and 6 brothers. He is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Jean, 2 sisters, Betty Hamblin of Grants Pass Oregon and LeElla Heffle(Ernie) of Redwood Valley California, daughter LeAnn Parker(Jay), son, Lynn Severance (Cari), grandchildren, Ryan Parker, Casey Parker(Jackie), Randy Alley(Carly), Jeff Severance, Kevin Severance and great grandchildren Riley and Regan Parker and Joey and Doc Alley, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was laid to rest on December 30, 2016 at Cloverdale Cemetery in Boise next to his son Larry. There will be a Celebration of life on January 7, 2017 at the Crouch Community Hall in Crouch Idaho from 1pm to 3pm.

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Cloverdale Funeral Home
1200 North Cloverdale Road
Boise, ID 83713
(208) 375-2212
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Published in Idaho Press Tribune on Jan. 5, 2017