Leslie Shaul
Leslie Shaul
Leslie Shaul
Leslie Shaul

Obituary of Leslie James Shaul

Shaul, Leslie, 72, of Meridian, died, Thursday, June 9, 2022 at his home. Services are under the direction of Accent Funeral Home and Cremation, Meridian. 

Leslie James Shaul




On June 9, 2022 our beloved Husband, Father, Grandfather and Brother passed away at his home in Meridian, Idaho surrounded by his loving family.  Leslie “Les” James Shaul, 72, was born to Charles Alvin and Nellie Irene Shaul on December 15, 1949 in Boise, Idaho.


Les attended school in both Meridian and Kuna and graduated from Kuna High School in 1968.  He enjoyed playing sports and loved playing the drums.  In November 1969 he enlisted into the Army Reserves in Boise and served until February 1975.


On July 28, 1972 Les married the love of his life, Vinita Harney, of whom he had known since the fourth grade.  Together they raised two beautiful daughters Donnette and Melissa while residing in Kuna.  In 2000 they moved to Meridian.  Les and Vinita would have celebrated 50 years of marriage next month. 


Les loved being outdoors ever since he was a young child taking care of the many animals on his family’s farm.  Later in life, he enjoyed feeding and watching birds in his beautifully landscaped back yard of which was his pride and joy.  He was a very conservative, patriotic American who loved arguing politics.  He looked forward to his yearly camping trips with his brothers and nephews playing many hours of horseshoes while passing a bottle of spirits around.  He also loved doing woodworking projects with his brother, Mike.


Les was a true workaholic and always wanted to excel in everything he did.  The majority of his work life was spent in Restaurant Equipment Sales and Design where he was greatly respected for his work ethic and friendly personality.  He made many long lasting friendships during his career. 


Les is survived by his wife, Vinita of Meridian; daughters: Donnette (Keith) Ellis of Boise; Melissa (Chase) Hodgson of Kuna; Grandchildren: Mykaela Ellis, Cassidy Roell, Carrissa Ellis, Connor, Cohen, and Calder Hodgson; two brothers: Dennis (JoAnn) Shaul of Eagle and Mike (Linda) Shaul of Cottonwood. As well as three sisters: Linda Charters of Kuna; Lea Lewis of Kuna and Janice (Chuck) Johnson of Kuna; and numerous nieces and nephews.


Les was proceeded in death by his parents, Charles and Nellie Shaul; granddaughter, Daisha Roell; sister; Marlene Schildhauer; brothers: Delbert and Jerry Shaul; brother-in-laws: Derald Lewis, Ed Charters and Jack Harney; and a niece Tawnya Giordano.


Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, June 17th, at Kuna Cemetery, 1321 Boise Street, Kuna, Idaho 83634.


In Lieu of flowers, please donate to WWW.GLIOBLASTOMAFOUNDATION.ORG

If you would like to be recognized for your kind donation in memory of Les, please enter Vinita's information into the "let someone know you donated" space. Vinita Shaul, email address shaul7761@q.com.

Remembrances may be left for Les’s family on his webpage at www.accentfuneral.com.

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