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Leslie A. Helgesson

San Francisco, San Francisco County, California, USA
Death 11 Apr 1996 (aged 91)
Los Altos Hills, Santa Clara County, California, USA
Burial Palo Alto, Santa Clara County, California, USA
Memorial ID 102290428 · View Source
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Mother's maiden name Linstrom per CA Death Index

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Leslie Helgesson, former mayor and city councilman of Los Altos Hills, died April 11 in his Los Altos Hills residence.

He was a member of the Engineers Club of San Francisco and a founding member of St. Andrews United Methodist Church of Palo Alto where his wife served as organist.

Son of Swedish immigrants, he was born and raised in San Francisco. After graduating from Cogswell Polytechnic High School in San Francisco, he graduated from University of California, Berkeley with a civil engineering degree.

His first job was with American Bridge Company and building bridges became his life-long specialty. He purchased his property in Los Altos Hills in 1959 and planted all variety of fruit trees and flowers. He had a fondness for canning and preserving fruit from his trees.

Mr. Helgesson served on the Los Altos City Council from 1968 to 1976 after an early retirement as chairman of the board of Tudor Engineering Co., in San Francisco. He served as mayor from 1972-74 and four years as mayor pro tem. In recent years, he traveled with his wife to different parts of the world.

He is survived by his wife, Agnes Helgesson of Los Altos Hills, sons Alan Helgesson of Mountain View and Ronald Helgesson of Walnut Creek, and a sister, Vera Holleuffer of Atherton. He is grandfather of Eric Helgesson of Oregon, Linda Spering of Missouri, Tanya Helgesson of Sacramento, Lorre Helgesson of Walnut Creek, Lisa Lozano and Susanne Scott of Oakley, and a great grandfather of two.

Services were held April 16 at St. Andrews United Methodist Church in Palo Alto. Interment was in Alta Mesa Memorial Park under the direction of the Los Altos Chapel of Spangler Mortuary.

The family prefers memorials to the St. Andrew's United Methodist Church.

Source: Los Altos Town Crier, April 17, 1996.





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  • Added: 17 Dec 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 102290428
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Leslie A. Helgesson (11 Jul 1904–11 Apr 1996), Find A Grave Memorial no. 102290428, citing Alta Mesa Memorial Park, Palo Alto, Santa Clara County, California, USA ; Maintained by Mark Utley (contributor 47178748) .