Thatcher

Feb. 5, 1937 – Oct. 21, 2018
Thursday, November 8, 2018

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            LeDena Craig Thatcher

LeDena Craig Thatcher, age 81, loving wife of Wesley Thatcher of Park City, passed away Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018.

She was born Feb. 5, 1937, to Earl and Emma Hoff Craig. She is survived by her husband Wesley of the family farm; daughter Claire Killebrew, Park City; daughter Hope (Larry) Guptill, Columbus; son Wesley L. (Pam) Thatcher, Park City; six grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; sister Jonelle Thibodeau, Seattle, Wash.

Surviving in-laws are Helen Craig, June Newby, Francis Kraft, Gracie Thatcher and John (Ann) Thatcher, plus numerous nieces and nephews. LeDena is preceded in death by her parents, brothers Eugene and Leonard Craig and sister Jeanne Craig Young.

Dena and Wes were married April 5, 1954, and lived on the Park City ranch for 64 years where she always had the coffee on and cookies made. She was very active in several activities with Garden Club, Homemakers Club, Columbus Senior Citizens, and 4-H, church and school sports. Her greatest love was for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Dena’s sweet and bread and butter pickles and homemade rolls were a favorite at the holidays. She always had something baking whether for church functions or food drives, and she chauffeured friends and family that could no longer drive to places.

She fed many bum lambs and she had a soft spot in her heart for cats left behind or dumped at the farm. She adopted many cats through the years.

The family would like to thank family and friends that always took the time to visit and help mom through the years as her health started to fail. She loved seeing all of you.

Cremation has taken place and a services will be at a later date. Donations can be made to a charity of your choice.

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