Leslie F. Harlow passed away peacefully Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, at Horizon View Care Home, in Bellevue, Wash. He was born March 14, 1932, in Spokane.
Les graduated from Gonzaga Prep and attended Eastern Washington University. He joined the U.S. Navy on Feb. 20, 1950, and served until Jan. 30, 1954.
He is survived by 11 children, many grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; his ex-wife, Mary Harlow; and two sisters.
Over a lifetime, Les served his community by working at the Washington State Penitentiary, Walla Walla; Sacred Heart Medical Center, Spokane; St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Lewiston; and as a deputy sheriff in Asotin County. A devoted Catholic, he was a Knight of Columbus, fourth degree, at Holy Family Catholic Church in Clarkston.
Les was a collector of cars, dogs, teddy bears and guns. He loved to work with his hands, and often could be found in his workshop, tinkering away at woodworking, welding and many other projects. Car rallies and auto shows were favorites.
Interment is 2:15 p.m. Friday at the Washington State Veterans Cemetery, 21702 W. Espanola Road, Medical Lake, Wash. All are welcome to attend.