Carolyn (Overton) Leadley
Carolyn was born in Blue Mound Township, MO November 9, 1945 to Wayne & Claribel Overton. They moved to the Bitterroot Valley from Missouri in 1956. She attended Hamilton Public Schools until she married Eugene (Gene) Leadley on June 6, 1964.
Carolyn and Gene had three children, Michael, (Mike), Jo Ann and James Neil (Neil). Carolyn was very active in First Baptist Church in Hamilton. Sadly, Gene passed away in 1978 and her son, Mike, passed away in 1986. Carolyn and her two children moved to Everett, WA to be closer to her parents and most of her siblings in 1986.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Wayne and Claribel, her husband, Gene and son, Mike. She is survived by her daughter, Jo Ann Leadley (Tony Ford) of Edmonds, WA and Neil (Lori) Leadley of Bothell, WA and three grandchildren, Austin, Logan and Nicole and great grandson, Sager. She is survived by her siblings, Shirley (Larry) Kellogg of Nampa, ID, John (Dee) Overton of Mesa, AZ, Jan Grosso of Bremerton, WA, Nancy (Marc) Bosket of Springfield, OR, Marye (Gary) Averill of Bremerton, WA and Connie (James Gilliam) Overton of Fruita, CO. She is also survived by aunts, uncles and many cousins, nieces, nephews and family friends.
Carolyn always had a positive outlook on life and a smile on her face in spite of facing a number of challenges in her lifetime. She remained strong in her Christian beliefs and it was reflected in her friendly and welcoming personality. She loved spending time with family and friends, especially if they were spending time outdoors.
We will miss our Mom, Grandmother, Sister and Aunt. We know she has gone to be with the loved ones she has lost.
A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers the family has asked that donations be made to Epilepsy Foundation, https://www.epilepsy.com.