Mass of Christian Burial for Elynor Leath, 88 year old lifetime Buffalo resident who passed away Tuesday morning at the Johnson County Health Care Center in Buffalo, will be recited Tuesday, December 18th at 10:00 a.m. from the St. John The Baptist Catholic Church with Father Pete Johnson as celebrant. A vigil Service, sharing of memories will be held and the Rosary recited on Monday evening at 7:00 p.m from the Adams Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will be held from the Funeral Home Chapel on Monday from 9:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. Donations in Mrs. Leath’s memory may be made to the St. Francis Animal Shelter in care of the Adams Funeral Home at 351 Adams in Buffalo.
Elynor Victorine Leath was born on June 26, 1924 in Buffalo, Wyoming to Peter and Celestina Faure. She grew up and went to school in Buffalo and graduated from Johnson County High School with the class of 1942. After high school she attended college in Denver and studied business. After college she took a job with Remington Arms in Pasqual, Washington. She returned to Buffalo and went into the family sheep business with her uncle Frank Arrechea and her mother Celestina Curuchet. She was married on August 7, 1947 to Robert Leath in Buffalo and they made their home on the Leath Ranch on Dead Horse Creek. Elynor and Bob were in the cattle and sheep business and also raised angora goats until 2003 when they retired and moved into Buffalo. In 1977 she went into the upholstery business with her daughter Celia Bolinger and was still involved until the time of her death. Elynor enjoyed bowling, where she was in the 200 club, gardening and playing cards. One of the best times of her youth was herding sheep and fishing on Bear Trap in the Big Horn Mountains. She loved family get-togethers and mountains outings. She loved spending time with her family, especially with her grand kids and great-grandkids.
She is survived by her husband of 65 years last summer, Bob Leath of Buffalo; three daughters Celia Bolinger and her husband Bill of Buffalo, Chele Needens and her husband Bill also of Buffalo and Joyce Black of Kaycee; one brother Junior Curuchet of Kaycee; one sister Mary Louise Curutchet of Kaycee; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, one son, one grandson and two sisters.