Carmen LeBlanc, April 9, 1939 to Nov. 26, 2009
Carmen LeBlanc, known lovingly by most as and#8220;Memawand#8221; passed away early on Nov. 26 of 2009, surrounded by family at Tahoe Forest Hospital. One of her favorite mottos was and#8220;Itand#8217;s not the number of years in your life, but the life in your years!and#8221; She was a well-traveled person, was born in Seattle, Wash. on April 9, 1939; she grew up in Bethel, Conn. and attended BHS. She moved to Danville, Calif. after high school and attended college, got married and started a family. She did a number of things in her life for work and pleasure. She lived in Ventura and worked as a Tupperware Rep. She was also an office manager for Target, she worked in the medical field, has volunteered with Lioness, The Truckee Historical Society and wanted to volunteer with the local Hospice, as she greatly appreciated the care provided for her late husband, David, and wished to give back to the community. Carmen and David enjoyed cruises with friends, dancing, camping and golf, to name a few. They frequented the Truckee/Tahoe area, fell in love with it and moved here in 2005. Each day here was and#8220;Just another day in Paradise.and#8221;
Memaw believed that when you trip in life, make that part of your dance. Memaw danced well. She believed in helping others and helped all her children through various trials and never got weighed down by her own, she loved deeply, and took the time to enjoy the little things in life. While she will be missed by many, she wouldnand#8217;t want time to stand still for her but would want us all to do the best at what we do, no matter how small or unimportant it may seem. She and David appreciated each of their childrenand#8217;s gifts and talents and encouraged them, one and all.
Memaw is survived by her brothers: Randolph Linsay of San Ramon and Jeffery Lindsay of Pine Grove; her sons: Robert Waldron of Truckee and his children, Martin, Christen and Dylan Waldron of Mariposa; James Waldron of Concord and his wife Cathy and their children, Christopher James Waldron and his son/great grandson Gabriel of Tampa and Wendy Arbuckle of Concord; Thomas Waldron of Tracy; step-children: Thomas LeBlanc of South Carolina and Amanda LeBlanc of Truckee. Her parents: Robert and Cleo Linsay and husband David LeBlanc proceeded her in death.
There was a Celebration of Life for Carmen on Thursday, Jan. 21 at 2 p.m. at Fry Memorial Chapel, 550 S. Central Ave. Her ashes will be scattered near Lake Tahoe, where her husbandand#8217;s were scattered three years prior. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to: Tahoe Forest Hospice, P.O. Box 2508, Truckee, CA 96161.