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Glenda 'Sue' Adkison

| November 18, 2009 11:00 PM

Glenda "Sue" Adkison, 73, died of cancer on Monday, Nov. 16, 2009 at her home in Libby.

She was born Oct. 20, 1936 in Van Buren, Ark., to Roy Glenn and Jessie Glee Johnson. She spent her formative years in Los Angeles, Denver, Portland, Ore., and Grandview, Wash. She married her first husband in Sunnyside, Wash., and had one son, Glen Leeds.

She lived in Washington state for several years working in various service businesses. From there, she moved to Alaska and drove a truck during oil pipeline construction, and settled in Anchorage for a few years.

On a journey from Alaska to Arizona, she passed through Libby. She loved the area and chose to return to Libby after working in Arizona for a while. She met her current husband, Gene Adkison, in the spring of 1988. They were married in Bonners Ferry, Idaho in March 1989.

Mrs. Adkison was a member of the Moose as well as a life member and past president of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 1548 Ladies Auxiliary. She enjoyed spending time with friends and family, playing bingo, camping, fishing and the outdoors in general. She loved her dog, Cherokee, and also loved to dance.

Family members said that her sense of humor brought a smile to everyone’s face and that she was proud of her Cherokee heritage and in fact, always liked it when referred to as “Cherokee.”

She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Lawrence and Michael; and one grandson, Glenn Joseph Leeds Jr.

She is survived by her husband; son, Glenn Leeds; four grandchildren, Joseph Michea Leeds, Andrew Allen Leeds, Piper Jean Leeds and Theresa Marie Leeds; a brother, Richard Johnson of Grapeview, Wash., and many nieces, nephews, cousins and their children in Arkansas, Brazil, Florida and Washington.

Services will be held on Friday, Nov. 20 at 11 a.m. at the Schnackenberg & Nelson Funeral Home in Libby.