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Helen Leslie

Helen E. Leslie (O’Rourke) of Rancho Cucamonga died May 11 at Sunrise Assisted Living in Alta Loma. She was 80.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, May 19, in the chapel at Water of Life Community Church in Fontana. “Making Everlasting Memories” will be online for family and friends to write their memories at http://www.mem.com.

Mrs. Leslie was born Dec. 4, 1927, in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada. In 1957 she moved to Southern California with her beloved husband, “Bob,” and two daughters, and settled in the Whittier/LaPuente area. She lived in Pomona before retiring to Lake Wildwood in 1988. After Bob’s death, she moved to Rancho Cucamonga to be near her daughters and grandchildren.

Mrs. Leslie worked for Bud’s Department Store and The Family Service Bureau in Canada. After moving to California she worked as an executive secretary for Secrest & Fish, J.D. Timmons and Berry Construction. She retired from Berry Construction in 1985.

Mrs. Leslie made friends wherever she went and many people have been touched by her caring personality. She was a charter member of the Welcome Wagon Club and was involved with Lake Wildwood Little Theater. In Rancho Cucamonga, she was a member of St. Peter and St. Paul Church and was active in the Women’s Club and Senior Center.

Mrs. Leslie is survived by her daughters Kathryn Lindsay (Acuna) of Alta Loma and Beth Hale of Fontana; six grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; two great-grandchildren, and sisters Madeline Litschgy and Rita Johnston, both of Ontario, Canada.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, http://www.cancer.org; Society for Progressive Supranuclear Palsy, http://www.curepsp.org; or World Vision at http://www.worldvision.org.

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