Sunday R. Wesche, a radiant woman with an overflowing love for Jesus, died peacefully at home on Feb. 5, 2018, in Nampa, Idaho, at the age of 70, after a six-month battle with brain cancer. Her husband, children, and sister, Sue were by her side as she entered into her eternal reward. A memorial service was held for Sunday in Nampa on Feb. 9, 2018, at the Nampa Nazarene Church.
Sunday was born to Gene and Judy LeBoeuf in Grangeville, Idaho, on Dec. 28, 1947. She graduated from Grangeville High School in 1966 where she was very active and was a cheerleader. In 1967, she was Miss Riggins and was the third runner-up that year in the Miss Idaho competition in Boise, Idaho. She graduated from Northwest Christian College in Eugene, Oregon and traveled with the Continental Singers for a time. For the next seven years, Sunday directed a youth ministry in Wichita, Kansas called, “All God’s Children” which included a youth choir of 350 young people and transformed countless lives.
In 1977, she came home to Nampa and was introduced to Bud Wesche who was the Superintendent of Nampa Christian. After he hired her to teach music and direct the school choirs, it soon became obvious that God had a long-term relationship planned for these two. They were married on July 30, 1978. Their son, John Nathan, was born in March of 1980 and their daughter, Anna Jan “Annie,” was born in June of 1983. Among many nieces and nephews, Sunday is survived by her niece, Tami Thomson, of Lewiston, Idaho. Preceding her in death were her parents and brothers, Richard and Jim, who graduated from Grangeville High School.
Sunday’s love for the Lord Jesus Christ was obvious and contagious. Only eternity will reveal the vast number of people she influenced for Christ. She was many things, an exceptional wife and mother, a beloved daughter and sister, and a faithful friend to so many, including Barbara Riggs of Lewiston. They both share their December 28th birthdays and have celebrated them together or far apart. They have traveled together to the Holy Land, England, Alaska and on a Caribbean Cruise only last year (2017). She was a women’s retreat speaker, teacher, choir director, soloist, and store manager. In 2016, she was a retreat speaker in Lewiston at the Congregational Presbyterian Church. But within all of that she was known as a woman of faithful prayer and love, who treasured the Word of God and disciplined countless others to love and live for Jesus!
The loss of her beautiful life will be felt deeply by many, but we are comforted knowing that she is in the presence of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ forevermore, where there is no more pain, or sorrow, or tears, or sadness. The verse of Scripture on her heart and lips the last few months of her life was Psalm 16:11, “You will show me the path of life: in Your presence is fullness of joy; at Your right hand are pleasures forevermore.” That is what she is now experiencing. And her parting words to all of us would surely be, “Do you, too, know this wonderful Jesus?”
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