Leona Forthun


Leona Forthun, 77, died of natural causes on June 5, 2022, at North Valley Hospital, Tonasket.

She was born July 25, 1944, in Vernon, B.C., Canada, to George and Lena Marchand.

Leona married Leland Forthun on Jan. 19, 1963, and they celebrated 59 years of marriage this year. She was a member of the Eagles Lodge and the Colville Confederated Tribes.

In addition to her parents, Leona was predeceased by sisters Doreen, Georgina and Joyce Ann, and brothers Ernie and Glen.

Surviving in addition to her husband are her sons Scott (Mary), Jeff and Brad; five grandchildren, CarliAnn Bruner, JaeLyn Forthun, Connor Forthun, Heather Forthun and Hunter Forthun; two great-grandchildren, Ruth and Raven Bruner, and siblings Fran, Wanda, Arnie and Verdan.

Interment will be at Molson Cemetery and a memorial will be held this summer.

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