Leslie Burkholder

February 17, 1954September 7, 2019

Leslie Burkholder (1954-2019)

Leslie, a long-time resident of Louisville, CO, passed away comfortably at her home in the early evening hours of Saturday September 7th surrounded by her loving family, following a brave battle with pancreatic cancer.

Leslie was born in Cheektowaga, New York to Margaret (Walsh) and Joseph Kellas on February 17th, 1954. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from the State University College at Fredonia, New York in 1976. Leslie was a lifelong member of the United Church of Christ.

Leslie married James Burkholder in 1976 in Buffalo, New York after graduating college. They lived in Bloomington, IN from 1976 to 1983. They moved to Boulder, Colorado in 1983 where they started their family. Leslie took pride in being a loving, dedicated and passionate wife and mother of three children.

Leslie was talented in many ways and her creativity was exemplified in her passion for cross stitch, sewing, and gardening. Leslie loved shopping, nature walks, as well as special occasions and holidays that brought family and friends together.

Leslie is survived by her loving husband of 43 years James, children Matthew (Vanessa) of Colorado Springs, CO (born: 1983), Jessica of Superior, CO (born: 1985), and Meagan (Jeffery Miller) of Windsor, CO (born: 1988), and brother Craig Kellas of North Tonawanda, N.Y.

A celebration of life memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Sept. 21 at Christ the Servant Church, Louisville, CO.


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Yvette del Pino

September 8, 2019

Dear Family member
Kindly accept sincere condolences from my family to yours.
Grief can really sadden the heart, but a good word spoken at the right time can certainly lift your hearts and bring a smile to your faces. Reflecting on the wonderful times you shared with Leslie will also help to reduce the pain of grief. But more importantly, feeding on the words of our Creator will help bring comfort to you. 1 Peter 5:7 tells us to throw all our anxiety on him because he cares for you. So yes, the loss of Leslie will bring sadness, but your Creator is comforting you.
Once again, sincerest condolences to all.