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Leland Carlson - Bidwell Funeral Home
Leland Carlson


   Leland Wesley Carlson 89, peacefully left us June 12, 2009 after a valiant battle with cancer. Leland was a kind and gentle man and always greeted everyone with a smile.
He was born December 14, 1918 in Elgin Nebraska to Carl Walter Carlson, and Esther Thompson.
He was raised and educated in Nebraska and Idaho. He served his country four years in the U.S. Army during World War two.
He married Elinor Carey June3, 1946 in Trinidad Colorado and was later sealed in the Idaho Falls Temple. They recently celebrated 63 years together.
He worked his life as a mechanic. Among his accomplishments was his love rebuilding Model T and Model A cars. He had a great appreciation for music and passed it along to his children and grand children. He will be remembered for his strong devotion to his family and friends.
He was proceeded in death by 1 son (Wesley Merle), 6 brothers, 2 sisters and three great grandchildren. He is survived by his wife, Elinor and five children. Carl Carlson (Sandy), Don Carlson (Janice), Lynn Carlson (Laurie), Calvin Carlson (Myra), Karen Mayne (Phillip). Also survived by 27 Grandchildren and 21 Great Grandchildren.
A special thank you to the Rexburg Hospital Hospice Team for their help and support and all of the special friends and members in the community for their support.
Funeral services will be held Monday June 15, at Parker Ward Chapel 11:00am with Bishop Doug Hanks officiating. Friends may call at Bidwell Funeral Home in St Anthony Idaho on Sunday from 6-7:30 p.m. and Monday from 10:00-10:45 a.m. at the Parker Church.
Internment in the Ashton Cemetery where military rites will be preformed by the Ashton V.F.W. and American legion.


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