Sept 25, 1953-Apr 14, 2013
Resident of Castro Valley
Leslie Jasper 59, died peacefuly at her home in Castro Valley, CA on Sunday, April 14, 2013 after a recent diagnosis of Lung Cancer. Leslie was born in El Paso, TX on September 25, 1953 to Wilma and Walter Jasper. She is survived by her brother Steve Jasper and his wife Kim and their children Kyle and Shara. She moved to California in 1975 after receiving her degree in nursing from Grace Hospital School of Nursing in Detroit, MI in 1975.
Leslie was a brilliant nurse who helped pioneer an emerging new program at Stanford Medical Center in 1987 initiatlly called "The Compromised Host Unit". She was one of an elite group of nurses who set guidelines to deliver care for patients undergoing bone marrow transplants which are currently practiced today.
Leslie was one of the first nurses at Stanford to receive a national certification in oncology. She had a high standard for patient excellence and sought to mentor new nurses. Leslie's strong belief as a patient advocate led her to becoming a certified case manager at Eden Medical Center in 2000. She worked the medical floor then transferred to the newly established Neuro Science Unit, developing their program. She transferred to Sutter Care at Home as a hospice liason in 2012.
Leslie was loved by many and will be greatly missed. Family request donations be made in Leslie's name to Leslie Jasper Scholarship Fund C/O Rose Corcoran, Eden Medical Center, 20103 Lake Chabot Road Castro Valley CA 94546 or Sutter Care at Home Hospice Office of Charitable giving, 1900 Powell Street # 300, Emeryville, CA 94608
Published in Inside Bay Area on Apr. 21, 2013