Leslie Marie Dahmen, 71, of Surprise, Ariz., and summer home resident of Coeur d’Alene for the past 18 years, died of cancer Monday, June 3, 2019, at her home in Surprise, Ariz.
Leslie believed in sharing her love for life with kindness, smiles, laughter and friendliness each day. Everyone was her favorite. Her faith was strong, and she never complained about her battle with cancer. Her saying was “Life is beautiful, enjoy the ride!”
She was born Feb. 18, 1948, at the hospital in Colfax, to Lester and Marie Wolf. Leslie graduated from St. Boniface Grade School, Colton High School and Kinman Business School.
Leslie married Robert Dahmen on June 24, 1972, at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Uniontown. They moved to Salt Lake City in June 1973, and then to Phoenix in late 1973. She worked at the O’Conner & Cavanagh Law Firm and a regional Phoenix bank. In 1979, she became a United Parcel Service driver. In 1985, Leslie was promoted to management at the Glendale, Ariz., UPS Center. She retired from UPS in June 2000.
Survivors include her husband, Robert, at their home in Surprise, Ariz., and Coeur d’Alene; three sons and daughter-in-laws, Casey Dahmen and Jody Ryan of Surprise, Ariz., Chris and Stacie Dahmen of Haddon Heights, N.J., and Mike Dahmen and Dinah Foddrill-Dahmen of Glendale, Ariz.; one daughter and son-in-law, Garry and Nichole Henderson of Peoria, Ariz.; and seven grandchildren, all Leslie’s favorite, Tyler, Quinn, Pierce, Max, Owen, Nixon and Haven (only granddaughter); two brothers, Dan (Kathy) Wolf and Ed (Brenda) Wolf, of Uniontown; and two sisters, Diane (Jerry) Johnston, of Moscow, and Lola (Ken) Tai, of Castle Rock, Colo.
Leslie was preceded in death by her parents, Lester and Marie; and an unborn grandson, Angelo.
A rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. July 19 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Uniontown. A funeral Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. July 20 at St. Boniface Catholic Church. Burial will follow at the St. Boniface Catholic Cemetery in Uniontown.
Arrangements are under the direction of Kimball Funeral Home of Pullman. Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Boniface Endowment Fund or Guardian Angel-St. Boniface School in care of St. Boniface, P.O. Box 108, Colton, WA 99113. Online condolences may be sent to www.kimballfh.com.