Wednesday, April 15, 2009

DLANC Founder and Friend Lesley Taplin Killed In Car Crash

One of the founders of the Downtown Los Angeles Neighborhood Council, Lesley was killed early Tuesday morning in a car crash. The neighborhood council movement, all of Downtown - and every person who knew her had no greater - or more supportive or more loyal friend. There is so much more I would love to say about her - but I am still in too much shock to even believe she is no longer with us.

From: "Qathryn Brehm"
Date: Tue, 14 Apr 2009 23:19:16 -0700

To: Qathryn
Subject: Lesley Gilb Taplin

It is with a heavy heart I pass on the news of our friend, Lesley, who was killed in a freeway accident early this morning.

Lesley’s passion for life, her love for the whole of us she held so dear and the encouragement she showered on each of us will forever remain.

Details of a remembrance are being worked out. Please let me know if you wish additional information.

Qathryn Brehm


Mallabec said...

Yes, I am a friend from Stanford and Paul C and I would like to know what the arrangements are for dear Lesley's funeral.

Giles Walker

Brady Westwater said...

I don't know about the funeral yet, but her two kids are flying into LA today. I do know though that the big celebration of her life l will be held in Downtown in abouttwo weeks.

Anonymous said...

please let us know of arrangements for a funeral and/or celebration of Lesley's life. we are so saddened to hear.

jules said...

Please let me know about the arrangemets and where I might send a contribution in her memory. We were friends many years ago.

Jason said...

Condolences to Lesley's family during this tragic time.
--Jason Waters, ArtistSalon