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Billy Lee Leitz

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“My mother shared many fond memories of camping and huckleberry picking with Shelly and her dad Bill with me. May his memory abide always in the...Read More »
1 of 13 | Posted by: Pamila Martin - Latah, WA

“picking huckleberries, Shelley falling down the hill and getting poked in the butt with a stick, the lost fire poker that Kristy found, the fishing...Read More »
2 of 13 | Posted by: Sherry - Mullan, ID

“Took a ride across the State Line Road and dropped into Loop Creek to see if the snow had finally melted. The road was clear of snow but not rocks,...Read More »
3 of 13 | Posted by: Sherry - Mullan, ID

“Happy Fathers Day "DAD" I took a drive up to the St Joe area today so i could be with my dad...he loved this area and he was everywhere...we were ...Read More »
4 of 13 | Posted by: Shelley Leitz-Fleener - Plummer, ID

“We both worked with Bill. He always had a friendly smile and cheerful comments when we saw him. Our condolences to the whole family. He will be...Read More »
5 of 13 | Posted by: Gail Vanderhoof - Rathdrum, ID

“Billy Lee will be missed very much..He was a special person. I hold him dearly in my heart. He knew how much I loved huckleberries. The best time I...Read More »
6 of 13 | Posted by: pam waters - Burbank, WA

“My heart hurts when I think about not having my dad around to share things with. I have so many great memories of all his favorite things;...Read More »
7 of 13 | Posted by: Sherry - Mullan, ID

“I have many great memories of Uncle Bill. Growing up I spent many nights in their home, on the road to grandmas house in Latah, Hunkle (huckle)...Read More »
8 of 13 | Posted by: Dee Janson - Plummer, ID

“It's hard to believe dad is really gone. Mike & I have many good memories of camping & cutting fire wood with the "Crazy Codger" aka - Snake Chaser...Read More »
9 of 13 | Posted by: Mike & Kristy Huber - Worley, ID

“My Prayers go to the family of Billy Lee.I only remember hearing stories from my mom(Welda Cross) about Billy Lee.I'am sorry I didn't really get to...Read More »
10 of 13 | Posted by: deanne - post falls, ID

“we have been blood cousins for all our lives. We thought alot of Billy and all the family. May you rest in peace and your family find comfort in your...Read More »
11 of 13 | Posted by: Pat and Jennie Kane - Fairfield, WA

“Kathy Our thoughts & prayers are with you and your family. ”
12 of 13 | Posted by: John & Bonnie Anderson - Plummer, ID

“Camping =) ”
13 of 13 | Posted by: Kristy Huber - Worley, ID


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Billy Lee Leitz (73) Resident of Plummer, ID died April 12, 2013 at Coeur d' Alene, ID. He was born on Christmas Day in 1939 to William and Hazel (Waters) Leitz at Plummer, ID. Bill grew up in several areas of Southern Idaho. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1957. He was stationed at U.S. Naval Air Station, Kingsville, TX. He was honorably discharged in 1963 and made his home in Southern Idaho. Bill worked for area farmers and for a bean growers warehouse in Jerome, ID. He married Maxine M. Janson on June 12, 1963 at Wallace, ID They made their home between Jerome and Wendell, ID He continued to work in agriculture hauling hay for farmers and working at a cattle feed lot with his step-dad Clarence McCartney. He and Maxine moved to Plummer in 1970. Bill worked at saw mills in Tensed and Plummer. He worked for the city crew for the City of Plummer before going to work for the Idaho Dept. of Transportation at the Plummer shed. He became a foreman for the Dept. before he retired in 1997. Bill enjoyed fishing, fishing and fishing. His other enjoyments include camping, hunting, huckleberry picking and growing his garden. He also enjoyed panning for gold. He is survived by his wife Maxine at the family home in Plummer. He is also survived by daughter's Shelley Leitz-Fleener and husband Tim of Plummer, ID, Sherry Leitz of Mullan, ID, Kristy Huber and husband Mike of Worley, ID and Kathy Leitz of Plummer. Also surviving are his brother Terry Hamon of Coeur d' Alene, ID and 5 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Also surviving are 3 nieces and one nephew. A potluck dinner to honor Bill will be held on Sunday, April 28, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. at the Plummer American Legion Hall. Visit his online memorial and sign his guestbook at www.hodgefuneralhome.com

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