Leslie Ann (Keith) Wangsgaard
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April 9, 1959 ~ May 20, 2012
Wife, Daughter, Nurse and most of all wonderful companion, slipped this mortal coil Sunday May 20. Her pain is now over. She helped so many others in their time of need and grief as both a homecare and Hospice nurse. Unfortunately, she was unable to overcome her own personal demons. She was born in Manhattan General Hospital in New York, City to Dawn Larsen (of Logan) and Roger Keith. She was later adopted by Edward Richards of Salt Lake City (deceased). She is survived by her mother Dawn Richards and her husband John Wangsgaard (formerly of Logan). Leslie accomplished many things in her life. She earned two bachelor degrees (one in communication another in nursing).She was a most beautiful belly dancer and performed with a troupe and by herself. She will be sorely missed. A life celebration will be held at the DAV building 800 South 300 East in Salt Lake City Saturday 26 at 2:00 pm. Condolences may be shared with the family at www.evansearlymortuary.com. Contributions my be made the Human Society.

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Published in The Salt Lake Tribune on May 24, 2012.
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May 31, 2012
John, I am so sorry and saddened to hear of your loss of your dear wife. It's easy to tell from the words left in this guest book that she was a truly wonderful and loved women. I know you will find peace and comfort in the warm memories you hold in your heart.
Greg Borchert
May 27, 2012
I will never forget all of the wonderful, mischievously fun times we had when times were simpler. I am only sorry I didn't know of your pain. You will never be forgotten Leslie, God Bless! Greta Paulsen-O'Brien
May 26, 2012
John, i know how deep your love for Leslie is. May you both have peace.
colleen flannery
May 25, 2012
John, my Friend, I am sincerely sad about your loss of Leslie. You two were the happiest couple and surely meant for one another. I can only imagine your grief. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. I regret that I can not make the celebration of her life. I want you to know that my heart will be there in my absence.
You are my Friend always.....Layne McPolin
Layne McPolin
May 25, 2012
Dear Dawn and John,
I am so sorry to hear the news about Leslie. I always enjoyed our time together at the Mother and Daughter Christmas Parties.She was truly a great lady with a kind and loving heart. She is now free to fly with the angels.
Cyndy Stalsberg
May 25, 2012
Dear Dawn and John,
I will miss Leslie and her great sense of humor. She always had a funny story to share and act out. I will keep both of you in my thoughts and prayers. Love, Debra Gough
May 25, 2012
I am sorry to hear the news about Leslie. I really got to know Leslie when she and the belly dance troupe donated their services a number of times for the fund raiser for Four Paws Rescue.
Frank Smith
May 25, 2012
Dear John,
We were sorry to read about Leslie.
We know what good care you & Leslie took of your parents.
Our thoughts are with you.
Dean & Peggy Candland
May 25, 2012
Leslie, your complete openness in friendship brought three amigas together with a forever bond. You'll always be dancing in my heart with a smile on your beautiful face.
We'll be gathering in a celebration of you; sharing tears, memories, and hugs and feeling you as near as we possibly can.
I love you, my friend.
Bobbie Thompson
May 25, 2012
Leslie, you brought light and happiness to the world. Your smile and warmth will be missed and always remembered.
Erik Kingston
May 25, 2012
Leslie was one of those people who had the ability to make you feel better after spending just a little time with her. I'm so glad I got to know her and work with her.
Susan Jellum
May 24, 2012
Dear Dawn and John, Jud and I send our prayers and thoughts to both of you as we remember with fondness the family parties in your backyard. All my Love Adele
May 24, 2012
John, my heart breaks for Leslie, you and your family. Please accept my deepest condolences. I am making a contribution to a local animal rescue in her name. love, Shannon
May 24, 2012
Maggie, my thoughts and prayers go out to you and your siblings. Take care....

Maria Rivers
Farr West, Utah
May 24, 2012
Leslie, a beautiful person and a lovely friend and Belly Dancer. You will forever be in our thoughts.
Joyce Siler
May 24, 2012
A dear friend, I love you Leslie. You were always thinking of others first. You will always be apart of my life.
Joyce Siler
May 24, 2012
so sorry for your loss our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

The Disabled American Veterans
Honor Guard of Salt Lake City
May 24, 2012

I was so sorry to hear of Leslie's passing. I did not know that she was sick. We miss you here in Logan and your special words of wisdom. May you be comforted by our Heavenly Father.


Janet and Greg Forbush
Janet Forbush
May 24, 2012
As I always said, Leslie danced from her soul and from her heart. The Utah Belly Dance Community will miss her terribly, and I will miss her always and deeply. With my love and sympathy, Kitty
Courtney (Kitty) Montgomery
May 24, 2012
Leslie was a wonderful nurse, coworker, and friend. Her patient's loved her! She had a wonderful personality and I will miss her so much.
Heather Clark
May 24, 2012
My thoughts and prayers go out to Leslie's step-siblings, Maggie, Erin, Mary, Becky, Nancy, Kerry and brother Jack, and to LaDawn, her mother. I am so sorry for your loss. Although I only met Leslie briefly, I am sure she is with your Dad watching over you from Heaven. May you find peace in your memories of them.
Candace Saunders
May 24, 2012
Maggie... Remember the good times with Leslie & Dawn. You opened your home and heart on special holidays, and anytime she needed you. You have been a wonderful Sister to her and those are memories you can hold dear in your heart. Time heals memories that will make you sad, and you will be able to look back and remember them with a smile on your face. May God give you comfort at this time. We love you.
Melyn Davis
May 24, 2012
I love you Les and miss you
Maggie Richards
May 24, 2012
Leslie was on of the nurses that always encouraged me to go to medical school. You will be missed. -Shawn
May 23, 2012
Leslie was a wonderful person who loved and was concerned about everyone she came in contact with. She touched many llives. Love you Leslie. My prayers is with you John .
Kay Peterson
May 23, 2012
Leslie touched so many lives for good and I am one of those people. I was never privileged to actually meet Leslie, but I did speak to her frequently by phone in the Salt Lake Homecare office. She had a sense of humor and professionalism that I will personally miss very much. We often talked of "painting the town". I love you, Leslie, and may God bless your family and comfort them while we are all apart. Get the party started, girlfriend, when it is my turn to give you a big hug on the other side.
Debra Baird-Sego
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