Leslie Ann Lombardi Leslie Ann Lombardi (Lowe) was granted her angel wings on August 30, 2012 at the age of 53, after a long battle with cancer. Her final days were spent surrounded by family and friends that Leslie had touched in some small way throughout her short, yet very memorable life. Leslie's life would seem too short to many, but, those who were touched by her understood that the quality of existence far exceeds the quantity of time in which one lives and loves. She gave us all such courage and hope and reminded us of the preciousness of life. No mother ever loved her Son so deeply, no Sister was ever so devoted and no Daughter was ever so loved. Leslie was born in Weiser, Idaho on February 27, 1959. She graduated from Exeter Union High School in 1977 and later attended C.O.S. She worked for First American Title Company for 27 years. Leslie enjoyed having her house filled with her Son and his friends, all of whom called her "Mom". She leaves to cherish her memory: The love of her Life, Doyle Raper (his girls Claire, Hanah, and Maisy); her Son Nick Lombardi and his Girlfriend Shelby Mills of Visalia, CA.; Mother and Step Father Ruth and James Huff of Exeter, CA.; Two Sisters Robin (Mike) Valle of Woodlake, CA.; and Debbie (Jonny) Fittro of Porterville, CA.; Step Sister Glenda (Richard) Azevedo of Buhl, Id.; Niece and Nephews: Hope Fernandez, Jonny and Sarah Fittro, Courtney, Matthew and Adriana Azevedo, Great Niece Tear Resch and a host of wonderful Aunts, Uncles, Cousins and Friends. Memorial service will be held on September 18, 2012 at 11:00 A.M. at the Masonic Temple, 128 W. Mineral King Ave., Visalia, CA., and is open to all who loved her. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Kaweah Delta Oncology Foundation, 216 S. Johnson, Visalia, Ca. 93291 in Memory of Leslie Lombardi. Condolences may be made at www.smithfamilychapel.com. Arrangements are by Smith Family Chapel, Exeter.
Published in Visalia Times-Delta and Tulare Adv-Register from September 13 to September 14, 2012