In Memory

Leslie Hopper (Crosby)

Leslie Gail Crosby passed away May 22, 2015. She was born in Hackensack, NJ to Everett S. and Marion (Knoess) Hopper. She is survived by her husband, John Crosby; three children, Rachel (Jason) Parm, Gretchen Crosby and Peter (Alli) Crosby; three grandchildren, Aiden Parm, Liberty and Austin Underhill and her brother, Douglas Hopper. Leslie was a graduate of St. Luke's Hospital School of Nursing, received her BSN at the University of Virginia, and studied towards her MSN at the University of Arizona. She served as a US Navy nurse during the Viet Nam era and in the Naval Reserves and was a charter member of the Women in Military Service for America Memorial. She was a 50 year member of the Order of The Eastern Star Pioneer Chapter #127 in Hackensack, NJ. For over 45 years, she was an active member of the nursing community, working at all the major local hospitals, and most recently taught nursing assistant classes. She was a supporter of scouting programs, volunteering with both the Sahuaro Girl Scout and Catalina Boy Scout Councils. Funeral Services were held May 28, 2015 at ADAIR FUNERAL HOMES, Dodge Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona or the Humane Society. Published in the Arizona Daily Star on May 31, 2015

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05/23/15 10:57 AM #1    

Lynda Thompson (Orselli)

I am so sorry to hear of Leslie's passing.  I can't believe it.  A year ago we all having such a good time catching up at the Reunion and now she is no longer with us.  I enjoyed her phone calls and the time we spent at our table at the reunion.  Leslie and I go way back to Girl Scouts, both earning our Curved Bars Award.  She was a good friend and I will truly miss her, as will her family.  My prayers go out to John and her children.  Her passing as with the passing  of more of our classmates makes us realize how short and precious life is.  God bless us all.   Lynda Thompson Orselli

05/23/15 04:14 PM #2    

Linda Calitre (Walters)

I am so very sorry to hear of Leslie's passing.  I always remember her with her beautiful red hair and a smile to match.  Leslie was such a kind person and will always be etched in our memories.

05/23/15 06:17 PM #3    

Donald Griesback

Had a wonderful time with Leslie at the reunion. Best thing was when I got to take her and John to visit the Hackensack Fire Department where I used to work. So sorry for your loss. She will surely be missed.


05/26/15 10:05 AM #4    

Marilyn Gerard (Walker-Blaine)

I am in shock as I open this email this morning about Leslie's passing.  I too enjoyed last years reunion

as I did speak with Leslie as we discussed our lives since leaving High School.  Not only do I have wonderful

memories about our years going through elementary, junior high and High School but the shared experiences

we enjoyed as members of St. Martha's Church in Maywood.    My condolances to her husband John and her

beloved children.

05/26/15 08:05 PM #5    

Robert Woodworth

 Information:  Viewing will be Wednesday,May 27th from 5 to 8 pm and services will be at 10 am on Thursday May 28th with burial following. Visitation and services will be at Adair Funeral Home,Dodge Chapel,1050 N.Dodge Blvd,Tucson, AZ.85716. Burial will be at All Faiths Cemetery,2151 S.Avenida Los Reyes,Tucson,AZ. 85748.

06/04/15 12:52 PM #6    

Jean Kickuth (Scott)

Leslie was a dear, sweet person.  We spend many hours on the phone since the reunion last year.  We talked about cancer, our kids and grandkids, BHS, and Maywood.  She will be missed by me (Jean Scott) and many, many ohers..

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