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Leslie Allen Thompson

February 14, 1947 ~ October 11, 2022

Leslie Allen Thompson died peacefully in her home with her husband and daughter at her bedside on October 11th, 2022. After a long and stoic battle with COPD, Leslie felt her time was near and was able to say goodbye to many of her dear friends and family.
Leslie was born a Valentine baby in Denver, Colorado on February 14, 1947 to Mary Lou and Jack Allen. She left Denver for Pitzer College in 1965 where she met Will in the neighboring Claremont dining hall. After Will’s graduation, they married in Denver on August 12, 1967 and soon left for Virginia where Will began his U. S. Coast Guard service. Leslie pursued her college degree in Norfolk, Virginia; San Juan, Puerto Rico; and St Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands as Coast Guard duty transfers occurred. She graduated from College of the Virgin Islands in 1970 and taught in the island schools. After living in Boston and Los Angeles, where Elizabeth was born, the family moved to Mill Valley in 1975 and settled down.
Leslie was deeply creative. She enjoyed drawing and painting. She was a UC Master Gardener, and she loved nurturing her beautiful garden. Leslie was a skilled sewist who created handmade treasures–especially for the beloved babies in her life.
Leslie was a traveler and planned wonderful adventures, including many sailing and ski trips with friends and family. Leslie was generous and enjoyed bringing people together in her home. She was the hostess of fantastic parties and loved making nourishing meals to share with others. A cook who knew how to choose recipes that did not take any last minute prep, Leslie enjoyed her parties immensely and made large gatherings appear effortless.
Leslie was a dedicated leader and board member during the early years of Marin Horizon School. She was also devoted to her work with Youth in Arts, especially the Italian Street Painting Festival.
A loyal friend, wife, mother and grandmother, Leslie treasured time with her loved ones. Leslie will be missed by her husband, Will; her daughter Elizabeth Cholas and son-in-law Aman Cholas; granddaughters Ellie and Lulu Cholas; her brother Tom Allen and his wife Kathy; her brother Steve Allen and his wife Rachel; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and a close circle of dear friends. Donations in her name can be made to the hospice group that supported her in her last months, By the Bay Health.

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