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Leona Irene Achilles (Gukeisen)

August 14, 1919 - October 2, 2010

Viewing will be 10:00 am to noon Thursday, October 7, at Sweet Home Funeral Chapel. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 pm Thursday, October 7, at Gilliland Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Leona’s name to Evergreen Samaritan Hospice.

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Leona Irene Achilles, 91, of Sweet Home passed away Saturday. She was born in Platte, South Dakota to Nick and Sophia (Schelenberger) Gukeisen.

She married Jerald C. Underwood in December 1937. Later, she married Orville Achilles February 15, 1963.

Leona loved traveling, fishing, and playing bingo. She also looked forward to trips to Spirit Mountain.

She moved to Wiley Creek Assisted Living in 2005 and enjoyed living there.

Leona is survived by: children, Gloria (James) Carter of Sweet Home, Jerald (Vicki) Underwood of Sweet Home, and Leland (Barbara) Underwood of Springfield; stepsons, Carlyle Achilles of Albany and Hershel Achilles; 11 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren, and three great, great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Orville, and six brothers.

Viewing will be 10:00 am to noon Thursday, October 7, at Sweet Home Funeral Chapel. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 pm Thursday, October 7, at Gilliland Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Leona’s name to Evergreen Samaritan Hospice.

Arrangements are under the direction of Sweet Home Funeral Chapel.