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Leslie Anne West

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From page A2 | October 03, 2012 |

May 7, 1945 — July 26, 2012

Leslie Anne West passed away in Superior, Ariz., on July 26, 2012, following a lengthy illness. She was 67. To Leslie, the world was a stage in which she played many parts: artist (paintings, sculpture and jewelry), mother, gardener, actress and entrepreneur. She was born Leslie Anne Borden in Pittsburgh, Pa., on May 7, 1945. She resided in Shingle Springs, Calif., and attended high school in Placerville, Calif.

Leslie was a resident of Nevada City, Calif., from 1966-1991. While there, she was a partner in a small restaurant, Bunce’s, in Grass Valley, Calif. She then purchased Blackthorn’s, a basket shop in Grass Valley, Calif., and expanded it into a fine gift store. Blackthorn’s was later moved to a location on Broad Street in Nevada City, Calif.

In 1975, Leslie partnered with her friend Diane Fetterly and husband, Bruce to start The Foothill Theatre Company. She appeared in several productions, most notably “The Glass Menagerie,” and “Summer and Smoke.” she was also the company’s business manager. In 1991 she moved to Scottsdale, Ariz., and attended art classes at the Scottsdale Community College. In 1996 she moved to Superior, Ariz., and established her residence and studio there.

Leslie is survived by her husband, Bruce Kimball West of Burbank, Calif.; a son, Nathaniel Borden West (Ivonne) of El Monte, Calif.; her mother, Maxine Borden of Ocean Shores, Wash.; sisters, Bonnie Hall of Anchorage, Alaska, and Christine Borden of Florida; and a niece, Wendy Hudspeth of Anthem, Ariz. Her fondest wish was to meet her first grandchild, Gabriel West, who was born on Aug. 16, 2012, in Hollywood, Calif.

“Earth is here so kind, that one may just tickle her with a hoe and she laughs with a harvest.”

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