Minnie Ley


(September 2, 2002)

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, Sept. 7 at 10 a.m. at Hope Lutheran Church in Powell for Minnie Ley, 83, who died Monday, Sept. 2 at the Heartland in Powell.

She was born June 15, 1918, in Kersey, Colo., to Phillip and Rica Bohlender. She married Ted Ley in Greeley, Colo., on Nov. 29, 1941.

After marrying Ted, they became engaged in farming in Alt, Colo. In 1948, the couple moved to Powell to make their home.

Her life was devoted to being a loving, caring wife, mother and grandmother. She was fond of farm life, fishing, cooking, baking and handiwork, and she enjoyed milking cows until she was 81 years old.

After taking up residence in Powell, she worked for Dr. Kattenhorn for five years. She then worked at the Powell Schools for 13 years before deciding to stay home and help with the family farming enterprise on Heart Mountain.

In 1980, after many years of farm work, Minnie and Ted retired. During retirement, they traveled, fished and enjoyed the life and family they had built together out of love, a legacy that will live on through their children and grandchildren.

Survivors include a daughter, Theodora (Teddy) Jones and husband Ron of Powell; a son, Garry Ley and wife Diane of Powell; grandson Larry Ley and wife Julie of Powell; granddaughter Tabbie Ley of Powell; great-granddaughters Brittany (Ley) Easum and Morgan Ley and great-grandson Ian Dean Ley, all of Powell; and a brother, Wilmer Bohlender and wife Dolly of Easton, Colo.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ted Ley.

For those who wish, memorials may be made to Heartland Assisted Living Facility of Powell.