Leta Eyre Marchant was born to Elmer and Hope Eyre on February 25, 1929, in Cowley, Wyoming. She was the last child born into the family and was cherished by her big brothers and sisters. She passed away on August 25, 2021, in the New Horizons Care Center in Lovell, Wyoming.
She married David Lewis Marchant on her birthday on February 25, 1949, and they spent all their lives in Cowley except for short times in Montana and Texas. She raised 6 children: Jon Marchant (Linda), Joan Ostler (Wayne), Richard Marchant (Debi), Margaret Hardie (Jim), Greg Marchant (Lynn), and Ned Marchant (Kate). Her children were all devoted to her and felt that she was the best Mom in the world. She dearly loved all her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren, her in-laws and extended family.
She was preceded in death by her parents Elmer and Hope Eyre, her son Richard, and all her brothers and sisters Carlyle (Ruth) Eyre, Rex (Norma) Eyre, Dorothy (Leo) Baird, and Velma, Ned, Smith, and William/Billy who all passed in their youth.
She was a talented lady with a beautiful high soprano voice who sang for programs, plays, funerals, weddings, and church all her life. She played piano, liked doing ceramics and gifted them to people she loved. She liked quilting and she loved to dance. She taught tap dance when she was a young mother. She was a good cook, a good seamstress and loved her yard and giant garden. She drove truck during sugar beet season and worked in the Cowley Equitable and canning factory at times. She was very charitable and service oriented and would take cakes and homemade bread to many people on a regular basis. Her potato salad, dill pickles and chocolate cake were legendary. She had a contagious laugh and we laughed with (and at her) when she read the funny papers. She had a passion for doing cryptograms and watching the Lawrence Welk show.
She was a very devoted daughter of God with a lot of faith, belief in prayer, and love for Heavenly Father and Jesus. She was a member of the church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and had many callings throughout her life teaching, filling leadership callings, directing music, and singing in the choir.
Her love of Dad was like no other and she will be happy to be with him once again.
Services for her will be at the Cowley LDS church on September 11th at 10:00 a.m.
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