Remembering Leslie Jackson

Leslie Jackson’s tragically short life will be remembered. Her upbeat personality and outgoing nature made it virtually impossible to not remember her. She may have had more friends, both actual and on facebook, than anyone in the Reedsport area.

However, when I think of Leslie, I think of her as possibly the most “outdoorsy” woman in our area. She was a camping and fishing fool who actually did both on a regular basis – rather than think or talk about it like people like me so often do.

And Leslie did more than just fish – she caught fish – including some really big ones – and managed to refrain from excessively bragging about them.

The photo below of Leslie with a nearly 40 pound chinook she caught while fishing the Umpqua River near the Elk Viewing Area may help some of her many friends remember her doing what she loved to do.

Leslie, we miss you so much.

About Pete Heley

Writes and self-publishes Oregon and Washington fishing books.
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