Twila Joy Saxton, 76, of Moreland passed away Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2010 at her home surrounded by her family.
Twila was born April 26, 1934, in Beaver Dam, Idaho, to Ellis Paul Leffler and Sara Irene Casper. She was raised in Park City, Utah, moving to Pocatello when she was 18 years old.
On Oct. 15, 1953, Twila married Albert Saxton in Blackfoot. Twila and Albert remained in Blackfoot and the surrounding area. Together they raised five children â€” Scott, David, John, Julie, Twila Lee and Linda.
Twila worked in various potato warehouses, retiring from Sunspiced in 1991. In her free time she enjoyed jigsaw puzzles, playing Bingo and card games, watching game shows, gardening, spending time with children and grandchildren. Twila and Albert spent their winters in Beaver Dam, Ariz., every year starting in 1990. They had planned on going this year as well.
Twila was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Twila is survived by her husband of 57 years, Albert of Moreland; sons, Scott L. Saxton of Moreland and David Ray (Pam) Penrod of Pocatello; daughters, Julie Ann (Bradley G.) Hale of Moreland, Twila Lee (Stephen H.) Turnmire of Blackfoot and Linda Joy (Bob) Fitzgerald of Burley; brothers, Lamar (Arlene) Leffler of Inkom and Paul Leffler of Beaver Dam, Ariz.; sister, Carol Remer of Downey, Idaho; 20 grandchildren; 44 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
Twila was preceded in death by her parents, Ellis and Irene Leffler; son, John Henry; brother, Dale Leffler; sister-in-law, Ruby Leffler; brother-in-law, Bill Remer; and grandchildren, Aaron and Jared Hale.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 20, 2010, at Hawker Funeral Home, 132 South Shilling Avenue in Blackfoot. Family will meet with friends and relatives from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 19, 2010, and for one hour prior to services at the funeral home. Interment will follow at the Moreland Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The family suggests that donations may be sent to help fight pulmonary fibrosis, Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, 811 West Evergreen Ave., Suite 303, Chicago, Ill. 60642.
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