We too are without words finding out that cancer had struck & won the battle. We are so sorry Mac, Syd & the rest of the family, for not knowing! We moved to Az. 2 1/2 yrs ago & have lost contact with many. Leslie was not only the Daughter of Ern's Partner (Walt) at Ekelin, but we considered them our Dear Friends! Leslie was also in our 1st YoungLife club in Salinas as she was growing up. Her parents, along with many of us, were so proud of her when she grow up to be such a Wonderful woman & Amazing Retail Store Owner. She touched many lives not only in Salinas, but in Santa Barbara & beyond. Her infectious smile & loving heart will truely be missed. Love to all of those she left behind, but be asured, she is with us in spirit & we will all be together again someday! :-)
It is New Year eve and we should be together like always...Mexico or New York..I miss you more then word can say, my dearest friend ... I know you have are trip planed when we are join together again... busy we will be. I know your wings are beautiful and strong that shade are sadness each day. but to you this new year 2014 with no pain... I miss and love you always.. one of your BFF.. Lisa Carter
I am with out words to have just found out Leslie's sudden passing. I worked for her at coverings in my 20's. she was such a beautiful and Carismatic person. I will miss seeing her face and talking with her... prayers and love to her family and friends.- Jenn
I just now found out about Leslie's passing. I am shocked and deeply saddened. I had no idea she was even ill. God rest her sweet soul. Mike...I am so very sorry my friend... God Bless you...sending you hugs until I see you and can give you a real one...
Your infectious smile and unbounding energy forever changed all of us...You will be deeply missed and never forgotten. Beautiful travels to your Soul.
Shocked and deeply saddened that this great lady has left us. Leslie brought me into the world of fashion and helped me stray from what I thought was always my comfort zone to a new comfort zone. She had an incredible smile and ability to make anyone feel so welcomed and loved. I still have a LBD in my closet purchased from Coverings many years ago. Thank you Leslie for being an incredible human and sharing your thoughtfulness, love, compassion, smile and life with us.
Lester Darlin you will always be remembered and missed.
You have all of us to do the remembering with the stories of your kindness which are endless. Rest in peace sweet girl.
We are heart broken over the loss of Leslie, she was energy, happiness and loving women. I know how much she loved her puppies and we often talked about them and clothes for them. She had a brightness that shined through. I shopped at her stores for the past 30 years. My husband and I spent many hours talking to her in coverings. She will be greatly missed. My condolences to Mike and the puppies. There is a special angel in heaven watching over her family and friends. With love and sadness, Marti and Larry Fogel
I did not know Leslie personally but I am definitely familiar with your store your fall collections my daughter is featured in your store as well as the front window through the great work of Berry a close friend of yours my daughter has launched her modeling career , heaven has gained an angel
Leslie was a burst of awesome energy! I am so sad to learn of her passing. She taught me so much back in the Changes days and took me under her wing. We laughed a lot! She was a beautiful woman with a beautiful soul. Sending prayers to her family.
Shocked by this news. I was fortunate to know Leslie and had fun times with her in my younger years. She will be missed and my heart goes out to all those who loved and knew her.
Leslie was a truly beautiful person inside and out. She will be missed by so many, but will live on in the hearts of everyone who's lives she touched. I feel honored to have known Leslie and grateful for the strong bond and friendship she shared with my sister Carly. My deepest sympathy and condolences to Mike and Sydney and all Leslie's family and friends in this very difficult time. You will all be in my thoughts and prayers.
It shows how loved Leslie was with standing room only at the Memorial Service. She blessed so many lives with her generosity, her smile and her big heart. I will miss hanging out in San Felipe together but will think of her every time I go. She will be greatly missed!
I wanted to offer my condolences and a comforting thought. John 3:16- For God loved the world so much that he gave his only begotten Son, in order that everyone exercising faith might not be destroyed but have everlasting life.
A great sadness is in the air. Leslie was a mentor to me so many years ago and I will never forget her smile and her energy. I feel blessed to have had her in my life.
You were my best friend!
So many memories!
So many hearts are broken right now, how difficult it is to let someone like Leslie go. Her smile, energy, compassion and humor surrounded everyone she touched. She will always be remembered. I feel fortunate just to have known her.
My Love and Prayers go to your family and friends at this time of sadness.... You will be missed
Leslie, you will continue to be loved and dearly missed.... i am at a loss of words right now, and i just pray for all your family and friends to find comfort and peace. with all my love and aloha...your friend,
I did not have the pleasure of meeting you, but I went to school with Mike and I am so sorry for his loss and your family's. Knowing Mike and the type of person I read about it is my loss not to have known you. Bless you and your family in this time. You have a beautiful smile.
Words seem inadequate to express the sorrow felt by the loss of Leslie someone as special as her will never be forgotten she will remain in our hearts forever. I will cherish our trips to New York that was a very special place for her and I am honored to have been there with her. I am especially grateful for her friendship, mentoring and being a second Mom to Carly the past 11 years, Carly is a better person because of all she taught her. You have left this earth but will always remain in our hearts. My condolences to all the family.
Your the first person I got to meet with you sold my daughter her first cloths 13 years ago when she was a student. When i retired here, she and many of my friends enjoyed stopping buy to chat and shop. Your a great role model and gift to all.
Leslie, was and is a inspiration to all who had the honor of knowing her. She is loved by all and she loved all. My sincere and deepest sorrows to all, she will be in my thoughts and prayers to all of her wonderful staff and friends.
Sydney, words can't begin to explain how sad I am. Leslie was an amazing person! Please know I am thinking and praying for you.
Love and hugs
Leslie was a good friend and I have many heart-warming memories and fun stories; hikes, San Felipe fun times and the holidays…fun, food, laughter, family, pets and stress. Your memory is a treasure I will always keep. I know you feel no more pain and are safe in God's hands. You will be truly missed and remembered forever.
SORRY I NEVER KNEW THIS LADY...
THE WORLD IS LESS NOW.
Hear blessings dropping their blossoms around you Leslie. You are so loved and will be so missed.
There are just no words to describe how this planet will never be the same without her here... Although i didn't see Leslie often enough, when I did, her approach was always full of love, energy, sincerity and just the right amount of sarcasm... Leslie will always be someone i will aspire to be like... She truly is one of best people i will ever know! Thank you Leslie for everything you did to support me when i wasn't in the best place... amazing generosity! All my love to Mac and the dogs!
You were a dynamic lady and gracious hostess. I enjoyed the brief times we shared together with Val. May God's love comfort and surround your family at this time.
We're so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time. Love Melissa and Terry
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
Leslie was such a big part of my life for many years. I played tennis with her, worked with her, and traveled to Hawaii and Mexico. She was a great friend and mentor. Whereever she was, she was s style setter, even in high school. I will never forget the great times we had together. Although we lost touch the 20 years, you will never be forgotten in my heart. May peace be with you now. Love always, Terry Shostak Hughes
You will always live in our hearts and prayers.
Leslie's passion and love for life will live within all of us forever. Her compassion for humanity, and passion for the Cov will always be felt on the street......
"Peace I leave with you my friend, shalom my peace in all you do. I give to you so you can give to others to. Go now my friend and do the same until we meet again......"
Love, Therese & Mary xo
There are so many things I admired about Leslie-her energy, her enthusiasm, her eye for the latest fashion, to name a few. She would always call me by my full name when she saw me- "Hey Lynn Farrington, how are you?" Or "Lynn Farrington, you're really going to like this" when she'd show me something cool in the store. And she always knew exactly what I liked. She was excited about everything she did, all the time. I've been missing her for awhile, and now I really miss her. She was one of a kind, that's for sure. And I am so glad I knew her.
An icon taken too soon. Leslie you set the bar high here in SLO. You will be missed. May your spirit soar.
Knowing this amazing person for 24 years was a gift. She has been a mentor to me both personally and professionally. My parents and she and Michael had a great friendship that was strong like a family. We all loved Leslie and you always felt her passion and her enthusiasm for life. she is so missed and so loved. now she is soaring around us all.
Leslie was like family to me and my daughter. I worked for Leslie for 11 years, and I have so many fond, funny and amazing memories of her. She was the most generous and kind person.
She put fashion on the map in San Luis Obispo.
I will forever be grateful to her.
Rest in peace Leslie, you will be missed , but never forgotten....
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
We were blessed to call Leslie our friend. Piece be with you, love.
I consider myself a better person because of our friendship. My memories of her will be of a vibrant, generous, positive spirit. She was a one-of-a-kind.
Though I only knew Leslie through her stores (back to Beneton and Blush)I know how well liked she was by so many in this community. She always had kind words and an enthusiastic smile. You could tell she loved her life and all the people (and dogs) who were a part of it. She will truly be missed. Nancy Bernard
I worked for your dad for some 20 years, and had many wonderful meals at their house, as they talked so proudly of you and Sydney. Boy you look like your mom.
A huge loss to the our community and a great gift to heaven.
I'll miss you girlfriend,You have had an impact on so many lives, and encouraged others to go on. I'll meet you on the other side, so we can laugh together forever. Love ya Carrol
A life well-lived, cut short for reasons known but to God. We are praying for God's peace for all who love this wonderful, compassionate lady.
Sam, Rita, and Raul Bradley
I cannot believe Leslie is gone. She was a truly beautiful person, inside & out. My heart is heavy knowing that I didn't find thd time in our busy lives to reconnect with such a special friend from my high school years. She will me missed. She will be remembered.
Leslie always had a big beautiful smile and something inspiring to say. I'm blessed to have known her. Out heartfelt condolences to her family and friends.