Memorial Services for 85-year old Leona Wyatt of Chadron, NE, are Friday, May 21, 2021 at 2:00 PM at the First Baptist Church in Chadron with Pastor Aaron Sprock officiating.
Burial will be held at a later date at Pine Slope Cemetery in Belle Fourche, SD.
A memorial has been established for Friends of Pets. Donations may be sent in care of Chamberlain Chapel, PO Box 970, Chadron, NE 69337.
Online condolences may be left at www.chamberlainchapel.com
Leona Mae Wyatt was born October 31,1935, in Belle Fourche, SD, and died May 9, 2021, in Chadron, NE.
After high school graduation, Leona worked at the ASCS office in Belle Fourche and later moved to Edgemont, SD, where she worked at the Army Depot in Igloo.
The Depot closed June 30, 1967, and later that year Leona accepted a position with the US Forest Service and moved to Chadron with her only child, Lee Ann.
Leona loved her position with the Forest Service and loved her co-workers, who became important life-long friends to her. She remained the Forest Service until her retirement.
On New Years Eve 1971, Leona had her first date with Dave Wyatt, who became the “Love of her Life.” They married on June 20, 1974, and spent the next 47 years together.
Leona loved to laugh and made so many people smile with her friendly personality. She was commonly known as “Red” because of her beautiful long red hair.
Leona was a fabulous cook and was known to spread lots of love to people with her famous Cinnamon Rolls!!
She enjoyed her home out in the country and summertime was her favorite, working endless hours in her yard, planting her flower and vegetable gardens.
Leona had a love for music and was a beautiful pianist. During her younger years, she was a member of a band that played lots of venues in South Dakota.
Leona was a master seamstress and was known to start sewing a new outfit in the evening and wear it to work the next day!! She always looked like a million dollars and was quite the fashionista with her clothing and jewelry.
Leona had a passion for animals and usually had several pets at one time while often rescuing and helping animals in need of a home.
Leona was a devoted Wife, Mother, Daughter, Sister & Friend. She was very Loved and will be missed dearly by us all.
Leona was preceded in death by her parents Josephine & George Noyce and sister Nelly.
She is survived by her husband David Wyatt and daughter Lee Ann Wyatt, both of Chadron, and brother Larry Noyce and sister-in-law Ginger Noyce both of Tucson, AR. She also has several nephews whom she loved.
Chamberlain Chapel of Chadron is in charge of arrangements.