Leona “Bean” <I>Luthy</I> Bradshaw

Leona “Bean” Luthy Bradshaw

Birth
Rexburg, Madison County, Idaho, USA
Death 22 Aug 2004 (aged 87)
Salmon, Lemhi County, Idaho, USA
Burial Chilly, Custer County, Idaho, USA
Memorial ID 10363342 · View Source
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Leona “Bean” Luthy Bradshaw 87, died August 22, 2004, at the Discovery Care Centre in Salmon, Idaho.

Leona was born September 14, 1916 in Rexburg, Idaho. She was the 11th child of Albert and Ellen Luthy. Her early childhood was spent on her parent’s dry farm in Herbert, Idaho.

She went to school in a one-room school in Herbert. One year she was the only girl in a room full of boys. She went to high school at Madison High School in Rexburg, around 1931. She was a sophomore in high school when she dropped out of school and stayed with her sister Florence in Archer, Idaho. She was there to help her sister Florence with her new son Roy Coates in 1935.

She went to work in Barton Flat on the Donahue Ranch. Her family writes: She met my Dad, Ray, at a dance in Mackay around 1935. She always told me Dad could “cut up a rug” while dancing. Since Mom was an “Outside Girl” (from another place-the name locals call foreigners), Mom never had any rest from dancing, and Dad was the main dancer.

Mom finally decided to marry Ray after so many dances, and drove to Arco, Idaho and got married. Bessie and Shirley Larter went with them. This was March 20, 1936.

Ray and Leona worked on the Bradshaw Ranch in Chilly, Idaho and lived by the Bradshaw Buttes and the upper slough ranch. On December 17,1937 Joyce was born. After the sale of the Bradshaw Ranch Ray and Leona moved to Philipsburg, Montana, there they owned the Sapphire Ranch, and also had a timber business, poles and wood.

A son, Keith, was born September 1, 1940. Mom said Joyce and Keith were little rascals when everyone lived on the Sapphire Ranch.

Ray was allergic to timber so they sold the ranch and moved to Seward, Alaska. This was around 1946-1947. Mom said it was quite an experience. It was always okay for Mom to move. Where she went was never a problem as long as she had her two children and her husband. Before she moved back to the good ole Lost River Valley, Ray and Leona worked on a ranch in Tucson, Arizona.

Mom said they ended up working on the ranch they sold. She lived in many cow camps. She liked to cook and watch the wild animals. There wasn’t a day went by that the coffee pot wasn’t on or a pot of beans wasn’t cooking. Leona fed anyone who happened to stop by. She loved Morgan Creek and the dogs and horses.

Mom lost her husband of 55 years in 1991. She then moved into the Pioneer Courts in Challis. She lived there until June 2004 when her family (Keith, Rustan and Charlotte) moved her into the Challis Assisted Living Facility. She loved her new home, quiet and comfortable, and she was with her good friend Sarah.

When she became ill in August 2004, she spent a week in St. Lukes Hospital in Ketchum. On advice from her doctors, she was moved to the Discovery Care Centre in Salmon.

Leona was preceded in death by her husband Ray Bradshaw, August 3, 1991; a daughter, Joyce Bradshaw Fidler, December 17, 2003; five brothers, Henry Louis Luthy, Albert Frederick Luthy, Charles William Luthy, David Milton Luthy, and Ferdinand Thomas Luthy; five sisters, Alice Elizabeth Luthy, Adeline Alvina Luthy, Bertha May Luthy, Ellen Lelena Luthy and Florence Luthy.

Leona is survived by one sister Mabelle Irene Luthy Larter, Mackay, son Keith, daughter in-law Charlotte Bradshaw, Challis; her grandsons Rustan Bradshaw, Challis, Joe (April) Rollog, Bellingham, Washington, Jay Roilog, Boise; granddaughters Jody (Scott) Nall, Ketchikan, Alaska, Janice (Eric) Bonman, Boise, son in-law Phil Fidler, Yelm, Washington, her dear friends, Netta Jones and Sarah Gibbs, Challis.

She passed away August 22 in her son’s arms. Cremation has taken place and memorial graveside services will be September 18 at noon in the Chilly Cemetery.



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  • Maintained by: Shelly Fullmer-Neumann
  • Originally Created by: Judy
  • Added: 23 Jan 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 10363342
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Leona “Bean” Luthy Bradshaw (14 Sep 1916–22 Aug 2004), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10363342, citing Chilly Cemetery, Chilly, Custer County, Idaho, USA ; Maintained by Shelly Fullmer-Neumann (contributor 47381176) .