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Leland LaVell McLean

April 13, 2013

Leland LaVell McLean

Leland Lavell McLean75, of Pocatello, passed away peaceful with his family by his side on April 13, 2013 after battling COPD. He was born in American Falls, Idaho on September 29, 1937 to Lavell and Cletis McLean.  He attended school in Rockland, and graduated from Rockland High School in 1955.  He married the love of his life and high school sweetheart, Myrna Mae Robinson on February 22, 1957.  They moved to Pocatello, Idaho where they made their home.  He went to work for Jr. Simplot’s in 1956 where he worked until his time of retirement in 1993.  They were blessed with two children, Shauna Lee (daughter) and Gordon Lavell (son).  Leland was a devoted husband and father.  His family was the most important thing to him.  He loved spending time with them, from the family picnics in the back yard, to the fun summer camping trips.  He spent many days in the outdoors hunting, fishing, and camping.  He greatly enjoyed the many camping and fishing trips that ranged from chasing salmon on Decker Flats, to camping and boating on Mackay Reservoir.  Every year Leland looked forward to spending multiple weeks on the Salmon River fishing for steelhead with his friends and family. When fall came ne loved to hunt pheasants behind his well trained pointers.  He especially loved it when he was able to bag a rooster that was big enough to claim the first place prize at the Simplot Rod and Gun Club.  Leland was a very loving father, grandfather, and great grandfather who will be greatly missed by all who came to love and enjoy him.

            He was preceded in death by his wife Myrna, parents Lavell & Cletis McLean, brother Delvin, & in-laws Glen and Lureen Robinson.  He is survived by his daughter, Shauna Lee (Art) Dye; son, Gordon Lavell McLean, sister Eileen (John) Bobish, brother Marvin McLean; grandchildren Nichole Lee Dye, Gordon Lavell McLean Jr. (Ashley), Kristin Ann Read (Clif), Tara Ranae Williams, 6 great grandchildren, Kannon, Kinzley, Kash, Aspen, Kyler, and Brooklyn. 

            The Visitation will be Thurs., April 18, 2013 from 10-11:00 am at Davis-Rose Mortuary, 170 Idaho St. in American Falls.  The graveside service will follow at the Valley View Cemetery in Rockland at 11:30 am.

            His family would like to express their deep appreciation for all the loving care and support received from Access Home Care and Hospice. A special thanks to Hannah, Jeremy, Kim, and Kathy.

            Condolences and memories may be shared at www.davisrosemortuary.com.

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