Leta Eyre Marchant

Leta Eyre Marchant

Feb. 25, 1929 – Aug. 25, 2021

Leta Eyre Marchant was born to Elmer and Hope Eyre on February 25, 1929, in Cowley. She was the last child born into
the family and was cherished by her big brothers and sisters. She passed away on August 25, 2021, in New Horizons Care Center in Lovell.

She married David Lewis Marchant on her birthday on February 25, 1949, and they spent all their lives in Cowley except for short times in Montana and Texas. She raised six children, Jon (Linda) Marchant, Joan (Wayne) Ostler, Richard (Debi) Marchant, Margaret (Jim) Hardie, Greg (Lynn) Marchant and Ned (Kate) Marchant. Her children were all devoted to her and felt that she was the best mom in the world. She dearly loved all her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, in-laws and extended family.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Elmer and Hope Eyre; son Richard; and all her brothers and sisters, Carlyle (Ruth) Eyre, Rex (Norma) Eyre and Dorothy (Leo) Baird and Velma, Ned, Smith and William “Billy,” who all passed in their youth.

Leta was a talented lady with a beautiful high soprano voice who sang for programs, plays, funerals, weddings and church all her life. She played piano and liked doing ceramics and gifting them to people she loved. She liked
quilting, and she loved to dance. She taught tap dance when she was a young mother. She was a good cook and a good seamstress, and she loved her yard and giant garden. 

She drove truck during sugar beet season and worked in the Cowley Equitable and canning factory at times. She was very charitable and service-oriented and would take cakes and homemade bread to many people on a regular basis. Her potato salad, dill pickles and chocolate cake were legendary. 

She had a contagious laugh, and we laughed with (and at her) when she read the funny papers. She had a passion for doing cryptograms and watching the Lawrence Welk show.

Leta was a very devoted daughter of God with a lot of faith, belief in prayer and love for Heavenly Father and Jesus. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and had many callings throughout her life teaching, filling leadership callings, directing music and singing in the choir. 

Her love of Dad was like no other, and she will be happy to be with him once again.

Services for Leta will be at the Cowley LDS Church on September 11 at 10 a.m.