|Birth: ||Mar. 20, 1932|
|Death: ||Apr. 8, 2006|
PEBBLE BEACH CA United States
Close--Major Leslie L., retired U.S.Army, of Pebble Beach, was born March 20, 1932 in Wichita, KS. He died peacefully and went to be with God on April 8, 2006 in Monterey.
Leslie joined the United States Army in 1950. His long Army career included two tours in Korea and three tours in Vietnam. After graduating from Ft. Benning, Georgia officers school, he completed training with the 101st Airborne, was a Green Beret and Ranger. After many tours of duty all over the world and countless Campaign Ribbons including two Purple Hearts, he retired from the Army.
Leslie received his Bachelor's Degree and was employed by the Veterans Administration until his retirement in 1991. He was a member of the Scottish Society of Monterey and was active with Crimestoppers.
Leslie was happily maried to Gisela Paethke for 20 years. He was preceded in death by his wife, Gisela; his parents, Glenn L. Clode and Cora Mae Close; his brother, John Richardson and his stepmother, Irene E. Close.
He is survived by his daughter, Corinna L. Close of Monterey and his brother anf sister-in-law, Dan and Margaret Close of Wichita, Kansas.
Leslie was a special person who truly enjoyed life to the fullest. He will be missed very much. A Celebration of Leslie's Life will be held at The Little Chapel by-the-Sea in Pacific Grove on Saturday, April 15 at 2:00 under the direction of The Paul Mortuary. Flowers would be greatly appreciated.
Cremated, Ashes scattered at sea.
Created by: Crickett McKinney
Record added: Nov 24, 2009
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