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 Shirley June <I>Ford</I> Leavens

Shirley June Ford Leavens

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Death 28 Feb 2006 (aged 93)
Burial Cathlamet, Wahkiakum County, Washington, USA
Memorial ID 101361829 · View Source
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Shirley June Leavens, age 93, was born June 25, 1912, in Boise, Idaho, a daughter of Walter and Edith Ketzel Ford. She passed away Tuesday, February 28, 2006, at Dixie Regional Medical Center in St. George, Utah, due to complications following surgery. She eloped to Pennsylvania to marry Byron Leavens in 1930.

They lived in the Cleveland, OH, area for 28 years where they raised their three children, and she had a catering service. In 1957, Shirley, her husband and her youngest daughter moved to Cathlamet, WA, which became her home for the next 40 years. She cooked at a nursing home, and worked at a local grade school as a teacher's aid and playground supervisor. In 1998 she relocated to Hurricane, Utah to be close to her family. She was an avid bowler, played in a Women's Baseball League, served as a Scouting leader, was active in her communities. In her later years, she learned to use the computer to do genealogical research.

Shirley is survived by her: son, Roland (Doris) Leavens, of Selah, WA; daughters, Jeanette (Joseph) Alessi, of Orange, CA, and Beverlee (Ken) Shamo, of Hurricane, UT; 14 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her: husband of 67 years, Byron; parents, Walter and Edith; two grandchildren; and one brother, Darrell.

Graveside services will be at the Greenwood Cemetery in Cathlamet, WA. Funeral arrangements through Dowling Funeral Home, Cathlamet, WA.


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  • Created by: Doris Hartman
  • Added: 27 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 101361829
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Shirley June Ford Leavens (25 Jun 1912–28 Feb 2006), Find A Grave Memorial no. 101361829, citing Greenwood Cemetery, Cathlamet, Wahkiakum County, Washington, USA ; Maintained by Doris Hartman (contributor 46978937) .