Leslie Arlee Harris Rollins passed away March 23, 2021, in Snowflake, Arizona. She was born February 24, 1938, in Cardington, Ohio.
Leslie is preceded in death by her father, Virgil Benton Harris; mother, Ruth Marcille Shank Harris; brother, Roger B Harris; and sister Jan Rene` Heninger.
Leslie is survived by her three children, Daniel (Cathy) Rollins, Keith (Beckie) Rollins, Judy (Lester) Staley, 8 grandchildren, and 19 great grandchildren.
Leslie was a Meek, Gentle, and Courageous soul who embodied the light of our Saviour Jesus Christ in all she endeavored to do.
In 1958, at a young age, she travelled alone from the United States to Germany to marry her husband Kenneth Arniel Rollins, who was in the Army and stationed there. Her oldest son was born there in Germany in 1962. Moving back to the States, her second son was born in Alabama in 1965; after a couple years they again were sent overseas to live in Thailand. Raising two young boys in a foreign country and not speaking the language was a challenge to her. She always made the best of all the situations that she found herself in.
After returning to the States, she lived 2 years in Marengo, Ohio ... followed by 1 year in Colorado Springs, Colorado ... before settling down in the area of Prescott, Prescott Valley and Chino Valley, Arizona. There she was baptized into The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in 1974 prior to giving birth to a daughter; to whom she often referred to as her “silver lining”.
After divorcing in the early 1980’s, she spent the following years divided between California and Arizona, often moving back and forth quite frequently. She finally found a home in Snowflake Arizona. She was not a career woman, but always found employment to support the needs of her family. She often worked as a caregiver, and was a caregiver to Augusta Flake, one of Snowflake’s founding daughters.
She did live in San Diego for approx. 10 years while she was companion and caregiver for her mother Ruth. They both moved to Snowflake in early 2007; where Ruth died later that same year. Leslie remained in Snowflake since that time.
Friends and family recollect that Leslie was a hard worker, dedicated, and loyal. She raised and taught all three of her children to be kind, respectful, to love and to treat others as they wanted to be treated. She freely shared the Gospel of Jesus Christ to her children and those around her. She shared her sure knowledge that this life is not the end, but only a transition to a new chapter in a life with God. This knowledge is more than just a hope, it is a comforting peace that brings Joy to all those who knew her.
She will be greatly missed in this life, but not mourned. Rather her life will be celebrated with Joy knowing she is with her loved ones again and she has progressed to the next chapter in her journey.
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