Department Officials

Our department leaders consist of devoted individuals who are dedicated to serve the American Legion Auxiliary members.

Kathy Daudistel

National American Legion Auxiliary President

From the department of Kentucky. Daudistel is eligible for ALA membership through her father, William K. Jr., a United States Army veteran who served during the Korean War era.

Toni Gimpel

Western Division Vice President

Toni is a PUFL member of Bonneville Unit 56, joining 28 years ago. Her eligibility is through her husband, an Air Force retired veteran, her father, a WWII veteran, and son who served in the USAF. This is a family that works together to continue to support the ideals set forth for this organization.

Sarah Brown

Department President

Joined the ALA under her husband immediate Past Dept Commander of the American Legion State of Idaho Eugene Brown, who served in the Marine Corps. She is also eligible through her Father, who served in the Navy.

Carol Dalton

National Executive Committeeperson (NEC)

Carols father, William B., was in the Army and served during WWII. Carol joined the ALA through her husband, Frank Dalton who served in the Air Force overseas during the Viet Nam War.

Beth Beedle

Department Vice President

Beth joined the ALA 2009 through her son, Kelly Joe S. who served in the Navy.

Jeanne Bradshaw

Department Historian

Jeannie’s father Wilford Thomas “Bill” S. served in the US Navy during WWII, where he was stationed off the coast of Japan. Her parents were members of the Ketchum Post and Unit #115. Jeannie is a “Cradle Baby” of the ALA.

De Leah Evanson

Department of Idaho Chaplain

Joined the ALA through her Stepfather, Lt Col Orton. He was in WWII with the Mighty 8th Air Force in Mendlesham, England.

Joann Babbitt

Department of Idaho Secretary

Joined the ALA through her Stepfather. He served in the Army in France during WWII. He received the Purple Heart.

Kristal Tighe

Department of Idaho Treasurer

Joined the ALA through her husband who served in the US Navy.

Barbara Cooper

First District Department President

Joined the ALA through her husband, David G. Cooper, who was an Air Force Veteran.

Pearl Bentley

Second District President President

Joined the ALA through her Father, who served in the Army during WWII. Afterwards he joined the National Guard.

Anne Clarkston

Third District President

Joined the ALA through her brother who served during the Vietnam War in the Army.

Cathy Keever

Fourth District President

Joined the ALA through her father who served in the Army during WWII.

Kim Mc Elliott

Fifth District President

Joined the ALA through her Father, who served in WWII in the Army. Her husband is Retired Captain Mc Elliott, who served in the Army. He is a member of Post #7 Twin Falls, ID.

Kathy Francke

Sixth District President

Joined the ALA under her husband. He was in the Army and served in Vietnam.

La Dene Wiese

Seventh District President

Joined the ALA through her Father, Lynn Stevens Kearsley, who served in the Navy during WWII at Pearl Harbor.

Jan Johnson

Eighth District President

Joined The ALA under her Father. He was in the Navy during WWII.

Barbra Scott

Ninth District President

Joined the ALA through her husband Jasper T. S., who served in the Air Force during the Viet Nam War.