Eddie Dwayne Leach
Eddie Dwayne Leach, age 61, passed away on Jan. 2, 2018, while sleeping in his home in Bonners Ferry, Idaho. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife two weeks prior on Dec. 19, 2017.
Eddie was born in Anchorage, Alaska, on Dec. 28, 1956. He was the son of Donald M. Leach and Nancy Shelton.
He attended high school in Germany while his father served abroad in the Air Force, then finished off his high school career in Woodbridge, Va. He soon met his wife to be. In June of 1978, Eddie married his sweetheart and love of his life, Leslie A. Hill. They began their journey together in Pasadena, Texas and started a family. Eddie and Leslie had four children in Texas and later moved to Bonners Ferry in search of work and a place to call home. He found himself working for TRYGG, a chain manufacturing facility.
Soon the opportunity to own his own business arose and he never looked back. For the past 24 years Eddie has owned and operated White Mountain Chain.
Much of his time was spent cultivating and building his business, but in his spare time Eddie could be found with his wife and family. He worked very hard so that he could provide for his family and offer his wife the best life that he could give her. Together they spent much of their time visiting different children and grandchildren, and going on trips in more recent years. Eddie found the most joy when making his wife happy and being by her side no matter what they did.
Eddie had many hobbies that varied from riding his motorcycle to fixing up his hot rods. When he was not golfing with friends and family he could be found by the barbecue cooking the next meal, whether that was for his family or the others in the community. Eddie had a passion for visiting with others and a talent for getting anyone near him to feel at ease and open up. He could spend hours talking and telling stories.
Eddie was a devoted member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and was committed to serving others, often in quiet ways. He was involved in serving his church family in various church callings. He often was one of the first members to arrive on Sunday morning and the very last to leave, ensuring everything was taken care of.
Eddie is survived by his mother Nancy Hartzog and step mother Linda Powell; daughters Melissa (Eric) Lovejoy and Amanda Leach; sons Aaron (Teresa) Leach and Benjamin (Drea) Leach; sisters LaDawn Hadley and Josette Leach; brothers Josh (Pam) Leach, Jared (Alicia) Leach, Michael Leach, Jacob (Irina) Leach, Isaac Leach; granddaughters Halle Lovejoy, Lindsay Lovejoy, and Kaidance Leach; grandsons Tayson Leach, Rex Lovejoy, Rylan Leach, Kallen Leach, Benson Leach, Maxwell Leach and Hudson Leach. He is preceded in death by his father, Donald M. Leach. and his wife Leslie A. Leach.
A service was held Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 6568 Alderson Lane, Bonners Ferry, Idaho. All family, friends and loved ones are invited to attend.