Leslie Lynn Chapman, 53, of Corvallis, Ore., passed away from natural causes on Monday, August 26, 2013. Leslie was born December 29, 1959, in Medford, Ore.

She graduated from Medford Senior High School in 1978 and earned her bachelor's degree in English from Oregon State University. Leslie lived most of her adult life in Corvallis, Ore., where her many friends will miss her compassion, thoughtfulness, and kindness. She was a prolific writer and had a great love of the natural world, including birds, animals, gardening, and local parks. She was exceptionally generous to everyone she knew.

Leslie is survived by her parents, Delmar and Dagmar Chapman, of Medford, Ore.; brother, Dennis Chapman, of Richmond, Calif.; sister, Linda Mace, of Green Bay, Wis.; and sister, Julie Chapman, of Seattle, Wash.

She will be laid to rest in a private ceremony.