Saturday, September 15, 2001
Leslie Muriel Neiman died Sept. 7, 2001.
She was born Nov. 23, 1901, in Yampa. She was Charles and Ruby Carle Neiman's first child and only daughter.
Leslie's father, Charlie, was a rancher and later moved his family to the Hahn's Peak area where he became Routt County Sheriff. He died in 1947.
Leslie's mother, Ruby, was a gentle, godly woman who taught Sunday school at Euzoa bible church. She died in 1965.
Leslie accepted Christ as her Savior and was baptized as a teenager. She graduated from Steamboat Springs High School in May, 1923.
She married Harper Forgey Nov. 12, 1929. He died in 1952.
Leslie married Elmer "Slim" Yount March 23, 1957. Slim died in 1973. Leslie, at some point began to refer to herself as, Leslie N. Yount or Leslie Neiman Yount.
She worked for the Routt County Clerk and Recorders office as Deputy County Clerk and remained there for 41.5 years. However, retirement didn't suit her as she was only in her early 60s and was in great health. So she continued to work off and on at different jobs because she loved being out with people. Taco Bell was one of her more recent jobs.
Her nieces remember spending their summers in Routt County with their favorite Aunt Leslie. They remembered them all fishing for trout and cooking them up for breakfast the next morning. They also remembered how much she enjoyed riding roller coasters and working on her needlework. She also loved taking trips to visit family, but hated flying so she often took the bus. She took an Alaskan Cruise and went to Las Vegas with some friends when she was in her late 80s. If her job interfered with her traveling plans, she would quit her job and just get a new one when she returned back to Steamboat.
After selling her home in Steamboat, she lived in the senior citizens apartments in downtown Steamboat and at the extended care center for awhile. In her mid to late 90s, she moved to The Haven in Hayden. Leslie moved to the Doak Walker Care Center April 1, 2001.
Right up until her final days you never needed to ask her twice if she wanted to take a ride somewhere to the Community Center, go to church or just play a game. She enjoyed doing everything. She wanted to take advantage of every moment while she was alive. At the age of 88, Leslie took up bowling. At the age of 97, she was still bowling in two different leagues, two days a week. She was involved in many organizations including the American Legion Auxiliary, Routt Memorial Hospital, Tread of Pioneers Museum, Euzoa Congregational Church and many other organizations, too numerous to mention. She also served as a volunteer at the extended care center.
She is preceded in death by her favorite nephew, Ray Neiman, by five days; her three brothers, Edgar, who died at the age of one; Willis, who died as a teenager in a car accident in 1920 and Borden who died Sept. 7, 1992.
She is survived by two nieces, Jo Ann and Joyce; a sister-in-law, Lois Neiman and Pat Neiman, her nephew's wife.
Funeral services were held Sept. 12, 2001, at the Euzoa Bible Church. Rob Ryg officiated. Musicians were Christel Houston and Chuck Girton. Interment was in the Steamboat Springs Cemetery. Memorials in Leslie's name can be sent to the Euzoa Bible Church, 32305 R.C.R. 38, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487.