Sheldon Alder

Obituary of Sheldon Lee Alder

Sheldon “Lee” Alder , 89 passed away Saturday September 17, 2022


Lee was born in Weiser, Idaho to Sheldon & Ruth Alder on March 6, 1933 just ahead of his twin

sister Leora.  Sisters Lilly and Merna would later complete the family.


He was raised on a farm on the Weiser flats.  He loved farming even as a young boy.


He went to school in Weiser.  After graduating he went on a mission for the Church of the Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints to the Great Western States Mission from 1954-1956.


After his mission Lee went to BYU where he met his beautiful wife, Dixie Davis.  He asked her to marry him on their first date.  She declined, but he was persistent, and they were engaged 3 months later.


They were married and sealed in the Salt Lake temple on November 22, 1957.


They moved to Wieser and started their family on a dairy farm.


They were blessed with 8 children: John, Christy, Paul, Jim, Sam, Ginger, Matt, Aaron.  


Lee loved his sweetheart, Dixie, his family, his Savior Jesus Christ, farming and all his pets.


He was known for his fun sense of humor, his service to others, his great example of hard work, his faith in his Savior, and his humility.


He was preceded in death by his parents, Sisters Leora Smith and Merna Lippmand Wood. Granddaughter Kylene Vickers and Grandson Chris Alder.


He is survived by his wife of nearly 65 years, Dixie, his sister Lilly Singleton, brother-in-law Bob Smith, Children: John (Trish) Alder, Christy (Alan) Waite, Paul (Lisa) Alder, Jim (Shannon) Alder, Sam (Darla) Alder, Ginger Pedroza, Matt Alder & Steve Munday, Aaron (Maria) Alder.  Grandchildren: Todd, Ashley, Eric, Mischa, Tarl, Shae, Talon, Talena, Ryan, Amanda, Tyler, Hannah, Indy, Arrow, Teague, Tevis, Tess, Toby, Tayson, Torrin, Andre, Callie, Brenen, Rhaya, Soren, Reesa, Davis & 28 great grand-children and numerous nieces and nephews.

 Arrangements under the direction of Thomason Funeral Home.

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We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at Thomason Funeral Home & Crematory - Weiser