January 21, 1949 – January 4, 2024
Leslee was born in Salt Lake City, Utah to Duke L. Memmott and Beth I. Memmott. She is preceded in death by her parents; dear husband, Thomas E. Bartlett, II,; brother, David; son-in-law, Craig; and three precious grandchildren: Nevaeh Renee, Mariah Jane and Antonio Thomas. She is survived by her brothers, John (Jennifer) and Duke (Dulcy); sister, Liz; sister-in-law, Janice Willoughby; children: Anne Sullivan, Michelle Shea, Emily (Michael) Salway, Melanie Bartlett and Tommy (Tera) Bartlett; grandchildren: Amanda (Kenny) Nelson, Dallin, Nathan, Carter and Camden Salway, Brady and Collin Shea, William and Henry Bartlett, and Brooklynn Bartlett; great grandchildren: Preston, Evelyn and Adeline Nelson.
Leslee was born to be a mother and grandmother. She was fiercely protective of those she loved and often shared that her grandchildren were cuter than other peoples’ grandchildren. She was immensely proud of who her children grew to become. With parents like Tom and Leslee, what choice did they have? She tried to be present for the important milestones in her grandchildren’s lives and her countenance changed to one of profound adoration when she spoke of them.
Leslee served faithfully and gratefully at church-her favorites being the children and youth. Whether she was teaching a new song to toddlers or sharing the Savior’s love with the youth, she was in her element and ensured each message was delivered with love and acceptance.
A note recently found in Leslee’s scriptures reads, “Know who you are, and act accordingly.” Leslee knew of her divine nature and lived to emulate the Savior’s love for others. She delighted in fostering countless babies as they waited for the adoptive families and “adopted” many friends, nurses, and law/medical students in the area as her own. How many countless babies have passed through her safe and loving arms? How many others have been enveloped by her absolute kindness and genuine, unconditional love?
Leslee was devotion in action, and this was never more evident than in the way she cared for Tom. While others stood in awe of the sacrifice, Leslee stood in the refinement of grief and pain and became a purer vessel of compassion and love. She knew she was placed here to show Christ-like love to others and recognized the countless blessings of serving her husband, sweet Antonio and so many others.
Visitation to be held Friday, January 12, 2024, at West Center Chapel, 7805 W Center Rd from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Service to be held Saturday, January 13, 2024, at 11:00 a.m. all at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 11027 Martha Street.
Leslee requested any memorials be directed through the family to Love, Antonio.