Leslie Ann Boyd Mann
February 12, 1950-January 28, 2019
Our beloved Leslie Ann Boyd Mann passed away on January 28, 2019 in her Santa Barbara home. She was a wife, mother, stepmother, grandmother, sister, cousin, auntie, and dear friend to so many. During this, her second battle with cancer, she was supported by a wide network of family and friends.
Leslie was born February 12, 1950 to Margaret and Allan Boyd and raised with her two sisters, Lynne and Laurel, brother Ted, and grandparents, aunts, uncles, and lifelong friends in Selma, California.
After high school she enrolled at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and shortly after relocated to Santa Barbara.
There, In 1975 a daughter, Leyla, was born to she and her first husband Merle.
Leslie, with her good friend and business partner Peggy Joe Love, owned and operated Head West, a Santa Barbara beauty salon, for 40 years.
In 1990 she met, as she would say, the love of her life, Brian Mann. They fell in love, married, blended their families and shared 27 memorable years together.
Leslie was a wonderful grandmother to Amelia and Ruby and she and Brian cherished their time with them.
A definite people person, Les enjoyed a wide circle of friends in Santa Barbara who were drawn to her tremendous sense of humor, her love of life, and her unconditional loyalty.
Leslie was preceded in death by her parents, sister Lynne Lenocker and brother Teddy Boyd.
Leslie is survived by husband Brian Mann, daughter Leyla Johnson (Evald), granddaughters Amelia and Ruby Johnson, stepsons Josh Mann (Melissa) and Gabe Mann, sister Laurel Austin, brother-in-law, Durbin Lenocker (Gilda), sister-cousins Debbie Adkins (Dennis) and Diane Rossotti (John) and many loving cousins, nieces and nephews.
A future celebration of Leslie's life is being planned.