8/17/1955 – 11/21/2019
Lesley Longmire passed away on Nov. 21 at her home in her beloved Carpinteria.
Lesley was born Aug. 17 in Santa Barbara. She was a fourth generation of Carpinteria settlers from the Sutton/Rystrom family.
Although she resided in Carpinteria most of her adult life, her years were filled with great adventures throughout the world. Traveling with her parents Don and Jacqueline Longmire, she lived in a VW bus and toured Europe for a year. Then as a teenager, she lived in Chile and the Caribbean. Her later years took her to Idaho and back to Carpinteria where she helped on her family’s avocado ranch.
She loved the back country and fishing in the Sierras. Lesley was a competent outdoors woman, she owned and loved horses and ranch life. She was employed as a park ranger and was a great cook.
Lesley is survived by her daughter Ariel Page of Texas. Her sister Leigh Sparks of Carpinteria and her brother Robert Longmire of Colorado.
She will be greatly missed by all those lives that were touched by her love and compassion for animals. Her family will strive to remember her better years and joy of life.