July 20, 1937 - September 4, 2021 Shirley Ann Leach (nee Kidd) of Palos Verdes Estates, California, passed away peacefully on September 4, 2021. Shirley was born in Wellington, New Zealand on July 20, 1937, the eldest daughter of Samuel Irwin Kidd and Muriel Kidd (nee Sutcliffe). A Registered Nurse, Shirley nursed her way around the world, working in Wellington, Auckland, Sydney, Melbourne, Montreal, and London before meeting her husband, Anthony Raymond Leach, while on holiday in St. Tropez. Shirley and Anthony spent their first five years of marriage in Paris before moving to the United States, settling in Los Angeles where they had their three children, Mark Leach, Amanda Leach-Rouvi, and Christopher Leach. Shirley is survived by her husband of 57 happy years, Anthony; her children, Mark, Amanda and Christopher; Mark's children, Sam, Jack and Kate Leach; Amanda's children, Malia and Anisa Rouvi; and Christopher's children, Finn and Magnolia Leach. She is also survived by her siblings, Major Neville S. Kidd, MBE, Rtd., Alison Chrystall, and Susie Hislop. Shirley was preceded in death by her sister, Carolyn Bond. Donations to the American Cancer Society
are greatly appreciated in lieu of flowers.
Published by Daily Breeze on Sep. 10, 2021.