Leslie Bowen Hand, 44, of West Derrick Road, Carlsbad, N.M., passed away after a long kung-fu battle with breast cancer Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013, at Carlsbad Medical Center.
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There will be no visitation; cremation will take place. A memorial service is scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013, at Denton-Wood Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor John Burke officiating. A celebration of Leslie's life will immediately follow at the family home. Denton-Wood Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Leslie Bowen Hand was born Dec. 13, 1968, in San Angelo, Texas, to Carl Fay and Martha (Weddle) Bowen. She married Dwayne Hand Dec. 13, 1999, in Carlsbad. Leslie worked as a bookkeeper for Morco Geological, Merchant Livestock and, most recently, Beeman Accounting. She was preceded in death by her father, Carl Fay Bowen; and brothers: Steve Fletcher and Ronnie Bowen.
She is survived by her husband, Dwayne Hand of Carlsbad, N.M.; three children: Cory Oliver of San Angelo, Texas, Savannah Hand of Carlsbad, N.M., and Jax Hand of Carlsbad, N.M.; granddaughter, McKenzie Oliver; mother, Martha Holland of San Angelo, Texas; two brothers: Wayne Holland and wife, Amy of Monett, Mo., and Guy Holland of San Angelo, Texas.
Memorial contributions may be made to "Leslie's Breast Friends" account at Pioneer Bank. Condolences may be expressed at dentonwood.com.
Denton-Wood Funeral Home
1001 North Canal Street
Carlsbad, NM 88220
Published in Carlsbad Current-Argus from Oct. 3 to Oct. 4, 2013