Leslee Bartlett

Leslee Bartlett

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.



  • Alicia Waltman Posted January 6, 2024 3:40 pm

    I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. She sounds like such a wonderful person. I hope you can find healing and comfort in the many memories you have shared with her.
    Alicia Waltman

  • Katherine Wilson Posted January 7, 2024 11:09 am

    Leslie and I shared many moments together as we nursed our husbands. She was a loving and thoughtful friend. She will be missed by many who knew and loved her. My prayers go out to the family.

  • Renee Kamp Posted January 8, 2024 11:42 am

    I am so sorry to hear of your mom’s death. She was such a beautiful person with a huge heart and loving soul. She opened her home and heart to everyone, and you soon felt like one of her own. I always enjoyed the conversations we would have while I worked with precious little Antonio. Your family will always hold a very special place in my heart. I have no doubt she is now at peace in heaven, caring for the heavenly souls there. Be at peace Leslee, and may God bless you. ❤️

  • Karen and Marv Ludlow Posted January 9, 2024 10:14 am

    How does one express the great love and admiration that I have for your mother, my friend. The obituary so beautifully describes this beautiful daughter of God. I know of no other that truly could feel the needs of others, their needs both physically and spiritually. Leslee lived a life full of trials and challenges – all of which she not endured, but handled with courage and confidence. She would say “I can do this.” She has always been an example to me of what I should become. I am so grateful that she is without pain, that she is reunited with loved ones, I grieve for those of us here that will miss her insights and love. Leslee is an elect lady.

  • Carla Jevne Posted January 10, 2024 9:15 am

    Leslee will certainly be missed! I had a brief opportunity to be her “visiting teacher “ but generally found myself being the one ministered to. She had a great capacity for love and compassion tempered through her physical pain and afflictions that she endured gracefully. She is the very picture of refinement.

  • Jill Greenquist Posted January 12, 2024 10:50 am

    We love Leslee. She was kind and full of humor. She was bold and said it like it is. She welcomed me into the ward when I needed it. I loved hearing her voice.

  • Winnie DuPree Posted January 12, 2024 3:03 pm

    So sorry for your loss, Leslee always made me feel like family. Her love for her extended family of adoptive children shows how big her heart was for all people. Heaven is dancing today because an earth angel has come home. Rest In Peace Leslee

  • Mary Lou Gunia Posted January 12, 2024 3:21 pm

    My sympathy & love to you & Brookie on the death of your dear mother.❤️

  • Kathi J Plato Posted January 12, 2024 4:14 pm

    I was so saddened to hear of Leslee’s passing. I loved doing home visits in your home during our Nebraska Children’s Home and will admit that sometimes I made up a reason to make extra trips so I could see your kids.
    Leslee will be sorely missed as a mom and grandma as well as a dear friend.

  • Lili Bartlett Harris Posted January 15, 2024 6:31 pm

    I am so heartbroken. She is a pillar in the Bartlett Family, and will be so missed. So many memories. Especially during Husker football season. We ate food, had fun and were loud, (oh no, passionate). She was one to tell it like it is, truly a Bartlett trait. She was protective of her family, immediate and extended. I always knew I could go to her, she had the wisdom and compassion to help me. Truly a woman of strength, faith and love.

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