Leslie Anne Hofmeister, 19, of Scottsbluff, died May 23, 2004, near Lander, Wyo. Leslie was born Nov. 11, 1984, in Scottsbluff to Paul and Kandi (Giauque) Hofmeister. She grew up there and graduated from Scottsbluff High School in 2003. She had just finished her freshman year of college at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Leslie led a busy, passionate, caring and giving life. She began dancing the day she started walking. Her love for performing produced opportunities for her involvement in dance studios, church events and the Scottsbluff High School Drill Team. She won many dance awards. In high school, she was a member of various social organizations. In college, she was a Pi Beta Phi sorority sister. As a dance assistant, lifeguard and baby sitter, she touched many children's lives in the Scottsbluff and Gering community. She poured any extra time and effort into supporting her friends and family. Her spirit for life, her compassion for family and friends and her unique creativity will be missed immensely, but will live on in our hearts.
Survivors: father, Paul Hofmeister, Scottsbluff; mother, Kandi Hofmeister, Highlands Ranch, Colo.; brother, Justin Hofmeister and wife, Ann, Omaha; sister, Erika Hofmeister, Highlands Ranch; maternal grandparents, Robert and Dorothy Asnicar, Loveland, Colo.; many aunts, uncles, cousins and special friends. Preceded in death by: paternal grandparents, Dale and Patricia Hofmeister; maternal grandfather, Donald Giauque.
Services: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, First United Methodist Church, Scottsbluff. The Rev. Nancy Tomlinson. Memorials have been established to the Leslie Hofmeister scholarship fund at Valley Bank, 1701 1st Ave., Scottsbluff, NE 69361, or to the Lander search and rescue effort. Jolliffe Funeral Home, Scottsbluff.
Published by Lincoln Journal Star on May 29, 2004.