DaNoma Lish

POCATELLO – DaNoma Lish, 92, passed away at her residence on Sunday, August 9, 2012 from natural causes. She was born in Soda Springs, Idaho on December 10, 1919 the daughter of Alvin and Madeline (Skinner) Monroe.

Born and raised on eight mile in Soda Springs, she was the second of eight children. She attended high school in Soda Springs and received a Bachelor’s degree from Idaho State University.

DaNoma married Leland Elmer Lish on August 6, 1950 in Pocatello. They were sealed for time and eternity on June 26, 1951 in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple.

Prior to her marriage she taught elementary school for 11 years in small school districts throughout southern Idaho. She then taught for 22 years in Pocatello School District #25.

DaNoma was a charter member of Beta Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Honorary Teacher’s Society; Inducted into 1st Idaho State 4-H Hall of Fame; and was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Her and Leland served an 18 month service mission at the Bishop’s Storehouse and she also served in various ward and stake leadership positions.

She was a 4-H leader for over 45 years with home economics clubs where she affected the lives of scores of members; she loved to perform service in church; met wonderful friends square dancing; worked with Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts; volunteered in local schools after retirement; loved all types of homemaking and handicrafts; gave home-made gifts to friends and family. She dearly loved spending time in Island Park, Id, with all her friends there. She loved all time spent with family, especially with her children and grandchildren around.

She is survived by her daughter LeeAnne Lish of Pocatello, son Randy (Lynette) Lish of American Fork, UT, son Doryl (Anita-deceased) Lish of American Fork, UT, “adopted” daughter Bobette Finch of Pocatello, sister Verda Empey of Soda Springs, ID, sister Leatha Moore of Parma, ID, 8 grandchildren, 3 step-grandchildren and 2 step great-grandchildren.

DaNoma was preceded in death by her husband Leland, her parents, sister Violet Pugmire, brother Melvin Monroe, brother Donald (Don) Monroe, sister Marlene Monroe, sister Dormilee Monroe and step-daughter Arlene Edwards.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, September 14, 2012, at the Pocatello LDS 3rd Ward Chapel, 225 Oakwood Drive, Pocatello. A visitation will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, September 13, 2012, at Colonial Funeral Home, 2005 S. 4th Ave, and also one hour prior to the funeral at the church. Burial will follow services at Restlawn Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made in her honor to the Beta Chapter (Delta Kappa Gamma) Scholarship Fund, c/o Rita Haggardt, 2037 E. Lewis, Pocatello, ID 83201

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  1. Danny Harry

    What a pleasure to visit with you while you took such excellent care of your mother. I hope great peace will surround you and your family. May the Lord be comfort, strength, and healing to each of you over the next many months.
    Chaplain, Alliance Hospice

  2. Beverly Wilker

    DaNoma was one of my favorite people. First, she was my awesome second grade teacher, and then she taught me so many things in 4H for many, many years. She was an amazing, caring, wonderful person. I was always happy to see her. My life has been so much better for having known her.

  3. Norita Chugg Owens

    To all of DaNoma’s family,
    I am a distant cousin of DaNoma’s. My mother was Goldie Chugg & she always spoke so highly of DaNoma. I only knew her vagely, but wish I had gotten to know her well. She was a very accomplished lady!! Please know my thoughts & prayers are with all of you at this very difficult time. God Bless all of you, Norita Owens

  4. Suzanne Gallafent

    Dear LeeAnne and all of the Lish family,
    I was very sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. Her life was full of service, work, and love for her family and students. May all of you be blessed as you remember and honor her.
    Suzanne Gallafent

  5. Eloise Scott, RN

    LeeAnne and family of DaNoma,
    Our heartfelt sympathy to each of you as you experience the loss of your dear Mother and Grandmother. She was a special lady who lived a fulfilling long life serving others. Thank you for allowing Alliance Home Health and most recently Alliance Hospice to assist with her care and serve her in a small way. God bless her memory.
    Alliance Hospice staff
    Eloise Scott, RN, Case Mgr.

  6. Ken, Debra & Danielle Neeley

    We were so sorry to hear about your mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. May the blessings of the Lord be with you at this time in your life and may you be blessed with peace and comfort.

  7. Ken, Debra & Danielle Neeley

    We were so sorry to hear about your mother’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May the blessings of the Lord be with you and may you find peace and comfort at this time in your life.

  8. Cary and Jorja Jorgensen Baird

    Dear LeeAnne and Family ~ I was so sorry to hear about your mother. She did so much serving in the 3rd Ward, teaching school, teaching 4-H (I still remember so many “tips” she taught us) and helping others whenever asked. I missed seeing you two at Island Park on Labor Day weekend, not knowing how ill she was. May the Lord be with you and comfort you during this difficult time. I am on my way to Boise in the morning or would be with you tomorrow. All our best.

    Cary and Jorja Jorgensen Baird

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