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Emily Leslie

October 3, 1920 – January 29, 2023

Emily Leslie passed away on January 29, 2023. She was born on October 3, 1920, in Panakanic, Wash., and lived to be 102 years old.

She taught at the Prescott School District for seven years and believed in "Education ... Your Path to the Future."

It was her path as a lifelong student and teacher.

Prescott Schools hired her after her divorce in 1957, allowing her to restart her career and continue her education to a master's degree. Her co-workers' camaraderie and companionship in the carpool to work were a welcome source of support through those difficult times.

She enjoyed Prescott Schools, and a special memory she shared was the USDA-SCS class project planting windbreaks and shelter belts.

On Prescott and Waitsburg area trips, she would remark on the families who took the tiny trees from the boxes and grew them into magnificent groves. One family got special mention with one son sharing, "dad drove the pickup, and I watered the trees."

Thank you for her opportunity to work for your school district and community, interact with you and your children, and to grow old knowing Emily Leslie helped your children with their education and their path to the future. It worked both ways.


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