SAN LUIS?OBISPO – Leslie Kathleen lost her courageous battle against cancer Sunday, September 15, 2013.|
Leslie was born and raised in Salinas. She graduated from Salinas High School. She went on to study Communications at UCSB and attended Semester at Sea where her love of travel blossomed.
Leslie made San Luis Obispo her home. She loved the community and, along with her husband, volunteered and supported many local charities. Leslie and Mac were avid travelers, going to India with Rotary International Polio Eradication Team, Southern U.S. for Katrina Relief and then to South Asia for Tsunami Relief.
She was known to be an energetic and motivated entrepreneur. Her enthusiasm for her work was unbridled and infectious. For nearly 20 years she owned and operated Coverings, a popular women's clothing store. Leslie was proud of her role in bringing the latest contemporary fashion to SLO. Work often took her to New York City where she enjoyed Broadway, Central Park and scoring the latest designer fashions.
Her greatest joy came from walking the beaches of San Felipe, Mexico with her beloved Chihuahuas, Harrison and Felipe.
Leslie is survived by her husband, Michael "Mac" McNamara; sister, Sydney (Jeff) Wasson of Salinas; nephews, Corey Wasson of Upland and Garrett Wasson of Salinas; also aunts and uncles, Jeanette (Tom) Bennett, Syd (Larry) Hope and John (Vicki) Fahey; and great aunt, Gloria Spina.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Ione Fahey Cameron and Walter Cameron.
A Memorial Mass will be held at Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa Tuesday, September 24, 2013 at 10:00am. A gathering of family and friends will follow at the Madonna Inn.
Donations may be made to: Woods Humane Society, San Luis Obispo, CA or Animal Friends Rescue Project/Lucky Fund, Pacific Grove, CA or to the donor's preferred charity.
Published in The Monterey Herald on Sept. 20, 2013