Leona Mary Daly passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on May 7, 2018. She gained her angel wings so she could soar with the eagles. Leona was born February 24, 1931 to William Chester Hodges and Marie Louise Primeau in River Rouge, Michigan. She was the only girl amongst 6 brothers. Leona married the love of her life, Joseph Fenton Daly on May 17, 1952. They were blessed with 9 children. In 1965 they decided to move their family away from the rat race of Detroit, Michigan to God's Country in Northern Idaho. He took a job with the Idaho State Patrol and she was hired by the Idaho State Highway Department in Coeur d'Alene. After their children had left the nest they relocated to Spokane, Washington where she worked for the Spokane County Health Department. She retired in 2007 and began her golden years, travelling and spending time with her beloved children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She is survived by children Paul (Maryann), Veronica (Rick), Denise (Jim), Mary Therese, daughter in law Jackie, Matthew (Camille), Andrew (Jody), Meghan (Chris) and Terrance (Swe), 16 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren, brothers William Hodges, Joseph Hodges and Robert Hodges, her beloved critters Merle, Monty and Ziegfried. Leona is preceded in death by her husband, Joseph, son Sean, great granchildren Olivia and Gage, grandchildren Dale and Breanna, parents Chet and Marie Hodges and brothers James, Edward and Patrick, sister in law Gladys and her most precious Coco. Her family would like to thank the Nursing Staff on 2 North CICU at Sacred Heart Medical Center. A Visitation will be held on Friday, May 11th from 6-7PM followed by a Rosary at 7PM at Hennessey Funeral Home, 2203 N Division. The Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, May 12th at Noon at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, 2320 N Cedar St with a reception to follow. The final resting place will be at St. Joseph’s Cemetery in the Spokane Valley.
Leona Mary Daly
February 24, 1931 - May 7, 2018.
The dash between the dates was a life well lived and filled with love.
A legacy that lives on through her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.