Carole Anne Leigh, beloved wife and mother, passed away peacefully surrounded by family, after a valiant battle with both cancer and Alzheimer’s disease. She was just two weeks shy of her 77th Birthday.
Mrs. Leigh was born in Cooperstown, New York and moved to California at the age 19. She lived in Poway, Escondido, Menifee, and finally Valley Center.
Reading, walking around the lake, and summer trips to Big Bear with family were some of her favorite activities. She also loved to spend time with her grandchildren, participating in all their school and sporting events.
Mrs. Leigh was preceded in death by her parents Dr. Werner Eugene and Allie May Stickel. She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Bennie “Lyle” Leigh, daughter Erica and husband Frank Stehly, grandchildren Ryenne, Frank, Lauren, and Mitchell, sister Dotty Griffith and nieces and nephew Christy, Sandy and Kevin.
Mrs. Leigh was known for her sense of humor and always had a joke to tell. Although we miss her dearly, we are at peace knowing she is no longer suffering and is in a much better place!