Leslie Noorlander, 1956-2020

Leslie Noorlander

Leslie Scott Noorlander passed away Feb. 24, 2020 at his home in Moab.

Leslie was born Aug. 26, 1956 in Salt Lake City Utah, to Stanley Noorlander and Lily Mae Stocks Noorlander. Leslie is the second of four sons born to them.

He graduated from Grand County High School and afterwards he went on to Brigham Young University.

He later attended University of Utah where he got a degree in production management.

Leslie’s work history included working on drill rigs and factories. He helped build gun safes and treadmills. He worked for Stoffers in Provo and took pride in being able to work with his coworkers to break records in production.

Leslie was married on Aug. 10, 1991 to Cheri Wishart and had three children, one son, Lucas, and two daughters, Scarlet and Shannon. Later he was divorced and was unable to spend as much time with his children as he would have liked. He always wanted to be a father to his children.

He contracted a chronic illness that took so much of his freedoms and abilities.

He had a seizure, fell off the couch and broke his back, five vertebrae and both shoulders.

He spent a month or so at the Four Corners Care Center in Blanding where he had physical therapy. He pushed himself around in a wheelchair. By determination and through God’s grace he was able to walk again.

Leslie’s helped his father and mother until their last days even though he himself had a sickness that weakened his entire body and eventually wore himself out. He was often thinking of others and was grateful when he saw others help him.

He loved learning new things including languages. He was learning German, Spanish, French, Filipino and Italian. He learned a lot from listening to the scriptures on audiotapes.

Last year a lot of people benefited from his garden. He loved growing tomatoes, watermelon and squash. He seemed to like trying to build things and had a great sense of humor.

His children, Lucas, Scarlet and Shannon, and three brothers, Stan, Mike and David, survive him.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, March 6, at the Moab Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Stake Center on Locust Lane. A viewing will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 5 at Spanish Valley Mortuary, and one hour prior to the service at the church.

Burial will follow at the Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.SpanishValleyMortuary.com