Leslie Edward Staats, May 18, 1955-Feb 18, 2006
Leslie Edward Staats, 50, of Bakersfield, Calif, died Feb 18. He was born in The Dalles and grew up in Seattle. He had lived in Bakersfield since 1986. He married his wife, Shirley June 25, 1988. He served in the US Army from 1975 to 1981. Les received his Associate of Applied Science, Photography from Spokane Falls Communmity College 1982, Associate Arts in Education degree from Highline Community College 1984, Bachelor Arts in Education from central Washington University in 1986, Master of arts in Education from California State University in Bakersfield 1994. He had many hobbies and activities including scua diving, white water rafting, boating, fishing, family camping, and numerous carving and craft projects. He was an active member of the Westminster Presbyterian Church in Bakersfield. Survivors include his wife, Shirley; daughter, Cassandra; son, Michael; mother, Sharon; brothers, Bob, David and Jerome; and sisters, Mary Ann and Jo Ann. Service was Feb 24 at Farnstrom Mortuary and vault interment with military honors was at English Cemetery in Monmouth. To leave an online condolence go to www.farnstroms.com.
Itemizer Observer, Wednesday, March 1, 2006