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Clarence E Leis


   Clarence E. Leis 97, died at his home in Teton on Oct. 12, 2010 from incidents to age.
Clarence was born Dec. 6, 1912 at Star Valley, Idaho the son of Molly Theil and Henry Leis. He was born into a family of seven sisters and one brother. At the age of four the family moved to Wilford, Idaho where he grew up and attended his schooling graduating from the 8th grade in the old Wilford School. He helped his dad on the farm and worked for other farmers.

He served in the U.S. Army during world war 2 with the 41st division from l940 to 1945. He served in Australia and New Guinea. He bought the family farm and worked in the potato and seed warehouses during the winter.

He married Viola Hansen Howard in June of l958. They lived in Wilford until the flood on l976 took their new Trailer home that they had lived in for one night. They lived in Ashton and St. Anthony until they purchased land in Teton and put in a new mobile home where they continued to live. Viola died Dec. 17, 2001 Clarence remained active until September of this year when he became ill. A Special thanks to Rexburg Aspen Home Health and Hospice for their care.

He is survived by a daughter Sevola (Val) Hansen, St. Anthony, a Daughter-in-law Debbie Howard, Stites, ID.; and a sister Betty Perason, of Alaska, 5 Grandchildren - Blake Hansen, Melanie Clinger, Jenny Weeks, Missy Coons Teresa Schroeder and 12 Great Great Grandchildren. Besides his parents and wife he was preceded in death by 6 sisters and one brother and a son Leroy Howard.

Funeral services will be conducted Friday, Oct. 15, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. in the Bidwell Funeral Home with Bishop Blair Poulsen, officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home one hour prior to the time of services. Burial will be in the Wilford Cemetery where military rites will be performed by the St. Anthony V.F.W, and American Legion.


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