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07/17/1947 — 01/16/2017
From Richland, WA | Born in Milwaukee, WI
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Underhill, a resident of Richland, WA for 16 years passed away January 16, 2017
at the Chaplaincy Hospice House in Kennewick, WA after a two year long battle
with cancer. She was 69.
Leslie was born
in Milwaukee, WI July 17, 1947. She was the 3rd of 4 children of Mr.
and Mrs. George Blaine and spent her early life through high school graduation
in Hammond, IN.
Vincennes University in Vincennes, IN where she met her to be husband Wayne
Underhill. Leslie and Wayne were married over 50 years and had three sons
Christopher, Mark, and Philip.
survived by her husband Wayne; sons, Christopher and Philip; brother, Charles
Blaine; and sister, Alison Long.
Leslie was a
devoted wife and mother whose hobbies throughout her life included golf,
knitting, antique shopping, quilting, gardening, and reading. Her favorite
activity was walking her golden retriever in the desert and spending time with
her close dog walking friends.
No services are currently planned however donations made in her name to any cancer charity, Kadlec Foundation, Chaplaincy Hospice Care, or ASCPA would be appreciated.
I was so sorry to hear of Leslie’s passing this week. We spent many happy hours together in the desert, walking our dogs. She once told me that when she first saw me at a distance, she was afraid of me and my “big” dogs, but Micah broke the ice, greeting us with a wagging tail and a happy dog smile. From that point forward, Leslie was assured that all was well and we walked together, sharing life’s stories, debating politics and current events and laughing about the unique Tri-City celebration that accompanied the annual return of irrigation water.
I think that Leslie continues to hike the hills and green meadows, free from pain, laughing and smiling in the sunshine. You will be missed.