Wednesday, February 17, 2010

For Leslie

We are so honored to dedicate this book to Leslie Olson and we would love to share her story with you.

Leslie Olson was born on July 11, 1961. She graduated from the University of Arizona in 1984. Leslie was a teacher, a writer and a mentor to many. She was very active in M.O.P.S. (Mothers of Preschoolers) and also involved in Moms in Touch: a prayer group for mothers of students. She loved encouraging moms and women.
Leslie was married to her wonderful husband, Brad Olson, for 28 years. They made their home in Tucson, AZ. Leslie and Brad were unable to have biological children, so they decided to open their home and their hearts to seven children they called their own- four boys and three girls. Leslie adored her children and cherished family time. She loved to hike Mt. Lemmon and be outdoors. She loved coffee and French food. Leslie was passionate about her church and her faith.
While battling ovarian cancer, Leslie continued to think of others as she helped develop and service a program to provide CD players, CD’s and a journal for patients receiving chemotherapy at AZ Oncology.
Leslie loved everyone she met and truly knew no strangers. She pulled people in with her warmth and kindness and touched their hearts. Sadly, we lost Leslie Olson to ovarian cancer on June 29, 2009. She will be so missed, but we rejoice in the fact that she is now home.

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