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Leila Curran, 81, of Decorah, died on Monday, May 4, 2020, at Gundersen Health System in La Crosse, Wis.
A memorial service for Leila will be held at a later date. Details and date of Celebration of Life will be posted at a later date.
Leila was born on March 28, 1939, to Leslie and Marie (Smith) Moyle, on their Clayton County, Iowa, rural home. She graduated from Strawberry Point High school on May 23, 1956, and married Carlyle Curran on June 2, 1956.
She was employed at United Way as a bookkeeper in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and later worked as an office manager for Wathan Flight Service in Cedar Rapids. After retiring, she moved to Decorah. She enjoyed crafting and instructing class on porcelain doll making and started her own Leila's Dolls business. One of her favorite pastimes was her travels to Marquette, Iowa, to the "Boat." She entered Wellington Place in July of 2019.
She is survived by two children, Carlotta Ellison of Decorah and Shannon (Sandy) Curran of Henderson, Nev.; grandchildren, Don Ellison of Charles City, Iowa, Clayton Ellison and Jessica Ellison of Decorah, Tim Curran Henderson, Nev., and Justin (Hayley) Curran of Riverside, Calif., and Rebecca (Dillon) Dyches of Salt Lake City, Utah; great-grandchildren, Hayden Dyches, Dylan Bakke, Breyer Ellison and Rhylen Ellison; an uncle, Glen Smith of Waterloo, Iowa; sister, Linda Floyd of Cedar Rapids; and sister-in-laws, Mary Moyle of Dundee, Iowa, Mary Moyle of Arizona and Karen Meese of Edgewood, Iowa.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Leslie and Marie Moyle; and four brothers, Leslie "Les", Lyle, Leland "Lee" and Lynn.
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