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Eleda Dressen

April 6, 1917 — February 7, 2015

Eleda Dressen

Eleda Amanda Egan Dressen, 97, passed away peacefully Saturday, February 7, 2015 at her home in Pocatello and on her own terms.

She was born April 6, 1917, the day the US entered WWI, in Central, Idaho to James Alva and Zina Christensen Egan. After a wonderful childhood on the farm her family moved to Pocatello.

She graduated from Pocatello High School in 1935 and from Pocatello School of Beauty in 1937.

She met Harold, the love of her life, while working as a beautician in Salmon. He was smitten after she made him a cherry chocolate milkshake.

They were married January 14, 1939 in Pocatello. They first lived in Salmon, then Long Beach during the war and in 1946 moved to Pocatello.

They have been members of the Pocatello 4th Ward since that time. Their marriage was solemnized April 15, 1949 in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple. Eleda faithfully served the Lord in many capacities. She loved her M-Men and Gleaners. She was a beautiful organist. She loved gardening, sewing, cooking, genealogy and was extremely proud of her family. Her pioneer heritage was important to her and she was a member of Daughters of Utah Pioneers, Sego Lily camp for 64 years.

She is survived by her children: Karen (Donald) Bork of Texas, Gene (Lorraine) Dressen and Judy (Eddie) Delonas of Idaho Falls, Marla (Albert) Jones of Pocatello, sister: Lenno (Rick) Wells of Palm Desert, CA.; 17 grandchildren, 45 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband Harold, siblings: Merlin Egan, Thelda Bills, Afton Green, Norma Morris, Marjorie Wilson , great granddaughter Lillian Bork and great-great grandson Brayden Bork.

A viewing will be held on Friday, February 13 from 6:00-8:00pm at the Manning-Wheatley Funeral Home, 510 N. 12th Ave., Pocatello.

Services will be held on Saturday, February 14 at 11:00am at the Caldwell Park LDS Church on 7th and Center with a viewing one hour prior. Interment will be in the Central Cemetery at 3:00 p.m.

The family would like to express heartfelt thanks to the many, many kind people from Encompass Home Health and Hospice, Comfort Keepers and to US Postal workers Cal, John and Mike.

Eleda's wishes are that you "keep your hood-a-kai in line with your floo-kus and don't turn out for any bridges".

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