Lesley C. Barnes
Barnes (Johnson) Lesley C., went unto Our Lord Feb. 6, 2002 from the San Diego Hospice following an acute illness. Lesley was born Feb. 9, 1936 in Santa Monica, CA to Leslie O. & MaryAnn Johnson. Her early childhood was in Seattle, WA. Following WWII, her family moved to Mpls where she attended Columbia Hts grade school followed by University H.S. 1950-55. Her favorite pastimes were roller skating and swimming & competed in both activities. Lesley attended the Univ. of MN and was active in the Flying Club where she met her husband (of 42 yrs) John O. Barnes of Mora, MN. They shared the joys of flying, bowling and traveling while her husband served a career in the Navy. When her husband was assigned to San Diego, Lesley rededicated her time to youth and the community with 27 years of volunteer service to Camp Fire Girls & Boys. She earned National recognition and awards for her efforts supporting and directing youth activities. She also volunteered her time as a teacher's aide, playground monitor & ``block mom'' to the neighborhood kids. She often drove with her two daughters (Marcia & Lynnae) to MN while her husband was deployed. MN was always ``home'' to her. Lesley's open and sincere love meant the world to her family and friends. Her knack for making those around her feel special is a gift we will forever treasure. Her generous, loving & enduring spirit will continue to inspire us all. That Spirit continues to be treasured by her husband, John; her cherished daughters, Marcia Rimlinger (David) of Del Mar, CA, Lynnae Milo (Maresala) of San Diego, CA; sister, Bernelle (Johnson) Hay & brother, Steven Johnson, both of Mpls; grandson, Ross Milo; 7 nieces & 5 nephews. Memorial service 2 pm Sat., Feb. 16 at North Clairemont United Methodist Church, San Diego. Future interment in MN. Memorials may be made to Camp Fire Girls & Boys Club or the Alzheimer's Assoc.
Published on February 14, 2002
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