Suzie Deen Leavitt
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Suzie Deen Leavitt
  • July 30, 1951 - May 18, 2017
  • Idaho Falls, Idaho

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Suzie Payne Leavitt was born Suzie Deen Payne to Joseph Otto Payne and Myrtle Mitchell on July 30th in the year of 1951, in Pocatello, Idaho. Her father was a farmhand and mother was a stay at home mom in the small town of Aberdeen, Idaho. There she lived with her parents and her older sister Lovinia. In 1959, at the age of 8 they packed up and moved to Idaho falls. By 1970 Suzie graduated high school at Skyline high and soon there after she picked up a job at a potato processing plant in Shelley. There she met Ambro Walters they would go on to be life long friends until Ambro's unexpected death due to a heart attack.
After leaving the potato plant Suzie would go on to work as a CNA at the Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls for 12 years. There she would meet a pregnant woman by the name of Corrina Rodriguez. She took her in and helped in the up bringing of her son who was named after Suzie's husband at the time, Billy Williams.
During Suzie's life she also raised a daughter Varinia Jo, and legally adopted her step son, Christopher Allen.
Suzie is survived by her daughter Varinia Wood of Idaho Falls ID, son Christopher Smith of ILL, her grand son Billy Williams of Idaho Falls ID, and a sister Lovina McDaniel of Boise, ID.
She is preceded in death by her husband Kip Leavitt and her parents Joseph and Myrtle Payne of Idaho Falls, ID.
A visitation will be held Thursday, May 25, 2017, from 6 pm to 8 pm and one hour before services on Friday at Buck Miller Hann Funeral Home in Idaho Falls. A Funeral service will be Friday, May 26, 2017 at 11:00 am at Buck Miller Hann. Followed by interment at the Aberdeen city cemetery in Aberdeen, Idaho.
Arrangements made under the direction of Buck Miller Hann Funeral Home in Idaho falls Idaho. Online condolences may be left at www.buckmillerhann.com.