Leslie Ann Leach
Leslie Ann Leach, age 61, passed away on Dec. 19, 2017 in Sandpoint, Idaho, after suffering a heart attack. Leslie was born on April 8, 1956 in Kokomo, Indiana. She was the daughter of Rex A. Hill and Edith A. Morgan.
Leslie graduated in 1974 from Bellevue High School in Nebraska and attended Stephen F. Austin State University. In 1978, Leslie married the love of her life, Eddie D. Leach. Together they started a family of four children in Pasadena, Texas. In 1988 they settled in Bonners Ferry, Idaho, where they raised their family. Eddie started his own business, White Mountain Chain, and Leslie began working part time at the private schools. She worked for the private schools here in Bonners Ferry for 20-plus years.
The light of Leslie’s life was her family. She spent much of her time with her kids, grandkids, and her husband. She was the glue that held the family together. She always looked forward to the next trip or activity with her family. Her all-time favorite activity was spending time with her family on the Oregon coast. She was always the first to jump at any opportunity to go on adventures and try new things.
Leslie could always be found curled up on the couch with a good book and snacking on anything mint flavored. She was a lover of music. We will always remember her tapping her fingers or toes to the beat of the music or busting out her dance moves with the grandkids. She was intrigued with horses from a young age, whether it be drawing them, collecting horse artwork, or even riding them.
When Leslie wasn’t working or with her family, she spent a lot of time volunteering for various community activities such as the elections. She was devoted to being a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She spent countless hours working with and teaching small children and youth. She loved people and tried very hard to show unconditional love to everyone around her despite their faults or differences. In recent years she found joy and peace volunteering every Thursday at the Spokane Temple.
Leslie is survived by her mother Edith Ann Hill; husband of 39 years Eddie Leach; daughters Melissa (Eric) Lovejoy and Amanda Leach; sons Aaron (Teresa) Leach, and Benjamin (Drea) Leach; brothers Steven Jay (Robin) Hill, and John (Carrie) Hill; sister Robin (Patrick) Vasquez; granddaughters Halle Lovejoy, Lindsey Lovejoy, and Kaidance Leach; grandsons Tayson Leach, Rex Lovejoy, Rylan Leach, Kallen Leach, Benson Leach, Maxwell Leach, and Hudson Leach. She is preceded in death by her father, Rex Albert Hill.
A service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 6568 Alderson Lane, Bonners Ferry, Idaho. All family, friends and loved one are invited to attend. A private graveside burial at the Grandview Cemetery will be followed by a celebration of life at the LDS church.