Leah Lou Fetterly
Leah Lou Fetterly
Leah Lou Fetterly, 55, of Battle Mountain, Nev., passed away February 20, 2018, on her way to St. Patrick Hospital in Missoula, Mont., of a sudden heart attack. 

Leah was born November 24, 1962, in Sturgis, S.D., to Harry and Eileen Murphy. She grew up in Park Rapids, Minn., surrounded by her grandparents her aunts and uncles and cousins. In the 1970’s, her family moved to Jerome, Idaho, where Leah attended Jerome High School.

In 1979, she met Ron Fetterly and they were married on April 18, 1980. Ron’s daughter, Sarah, came to live with the couple and Misty was born in June of that year. In September 1981, the couple welcomed their first son Ron into the world. In 1985, the couple moved to Battle Mountain, where in December of 1986 they welcomed their final child Eric into the world.

In the years following her last child's birth, she worked around Battle Mountain in place like Lemaires grocery store, The Owl Club, and Ace Hardware while going back to school to get her GED.

She found her passion in long haul truck driving and worked for various companies before she found her home with Jim Palmer Trucking. She got to travel around the country catching up with family and her old high school friends, and made new friends along the way.

Leah was a organ donor and believed in passing on the gift of a better life to others. She leaves behind her daughters Sarah and Misty; her sons Ron (Andrea), and Eric (Charlene); her mother Eileen (James); her brother, Cyrus, and her sister Wanda. She was a loving grandmother to her grandchildren Yosselin, Caden, Jonica, Terrance, Zane, Lauryn, Bailey, Zoei, Hazen, Savannah, Addison, Aspen, and her great-grandson Yoenis.

She is preceded in death by her father Harry, her bother John, and her grandparents Margaret and Herman Brose.

Please join her family in celebrating Leah's life on March 16, 2018, at 11 a.m. at the Battle Mountain Civic Center.