Leslie Ellen LaFortune-Grindstaff

Leslie Ellen LaFortune-Grindstaff passed away unexpectedly in her home on October 18, 2017.

Services will be held at H.K. Memorial Chapel. Visitation is Friday, Oct. 27, 5-7 p.m. Funeral is Saturday, Oct. 28, at noon.

Leslie was an amazing and devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She was born in Ridgecrest, CA on May 15, 1962, to Neil and Janice LaFortune.

Leslie was a lover of all animals, especially dogs. She enjoyed being around them so much that she became a dog groomer. Leslie groomed dogs for approximately 35 years.

Leslie also loved learning about her Native American heritage. When she learned something new, she couldn’t wait to tell us all about it.

Leslie is proceeded in death by her parents Neil and Janice LaFortune, and her beloved son James Robert Jenkins. She is survived by her husband Ronald Grindstaff, her five children Megan Jenkins, Amanda Grindstaff, Neil Duff with wife Rebecca Duff, Collette Coolidge with husband Nicholas Coolidge, Brittney Grindstaff, and her nine grandchildren: Hailey Jenkins, Karson Duff, Larry Seymour, James Jorgenson, Natalie Merati, Wayden Duff, Roslyn Duff, and Arthur Jorgenson.

Leslie will always be loved and forever missed. Rest in peace.

— Submitted by the family of Leslie LaFortune-Grindstaff

Story First Published: 2017-10-27