Solveig died peacefully in her sleep at her home in Seal Rock, Oregon.
Solveig was born in Norway immigrating to NY in 1925 with her parents the Kochs. In 1940 she married Nat Leslie creating unique and loving marriage that lasted 64 years. As a couple they enjoyed the outdoors hiking, skiing, and climbing and until her death. Solveig had a great love for this beautiful earth. Following WWII the Leslie’s moved to California. Where they built a house together and raised their two daughters. Solveig earned her teaching degree taking every available art course. Solveig was a fabulous teacher bringing her passion of life to the classroom. She was rewarded with jobs in the LA school district like TV art teacher, the gifted classes, and she started the 1st outdoor school. Her students have kept in touch with her until her death. In retirement the Leslie’s travel endless over 32 forgiven counties and all of the USA, spending summers in Oregon with her daughter’s family. Solveig moved to her daughter’s in Seal Rock in 2004 after her husband died. She became involved with Yaquina Art Association painting blind until her death.
She is survived by her daughters Karin Leslie and Neena Goldberg; son in law Gary Burda; 4 grandchildren; and 6 great grand children. She had a fabulous 98 years, a true celebration of life.