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Leslie Jarvis (1926 - 2013)

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Leslie Jarvis, 86, passed away Feb. 11, 2013, in Bend, Ore. He was born with twin sister Queenie to Lawrence and Harriett Jarvis in Doncaster, England, Nov. 22, 1926.
He worked as a butcher until joining the Royal Navy in 1944. While serving, he attended Queen Elizabeth's wedding. After his duty he worked in the coal mines and married Sylvia Johnson on Oct. 6, 1951.
Following his parent's move to the United States, they came to Klamath Falls with their infant son David on Saint Patrick's Day in 1952. At first he worked for the Union Hall, and had two more children, Vicky and Brenda, then he went to work for Weyerhaeuser as a first safety coordinator until his retirement.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping with his family. He also loved playing pool and socializing at his favorite pubs. He was proud of being an American as much as he was of being British. Leslie was a funny, likable character.
Upon his request, no services will be held, but he will be greatly missed.
Those of you who knew him you can raise your drinks up and give the "Ol Limey" a farewell toast.
Leslie is survived by his daughter, Vicky Bockelman; son, David Jarvis; sisters, Brenda Lunney and Queenie Masters; and numerous nieces and nephews and relatives in England.
Preceded by his wife, Sylvia; daughter, Brenda; parents, Harriet and Lawrence; and sister, Mazie Spencer.
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Published in Herald And News on Feb. 17, 2013