Leslie Creekmore Obituary

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Leslie Joan Creekmore

November 24, 1932 - August 5, 2014
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Leslie Joan Creekmore passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her loving family on the 5th of August 2014. She was born on the 24th of November 1932, in Mexico City, Mexico, one of four sisters. She spent her childhood in Mexico City and Trinidad. At 16, Leslie and her family moved to Brownsville, Texas. It was in Brownsville that Leslie met the love of her life, Thomas "Tom" D. Creekmore. Together they traveled extensively. Leslie and Tom were happily married for 52 years, until his sudden death in 2002. Leslie was a competitive tennis player for much of her life, earning state and national recognition. She achieved...
Leslie Joan Creekmore passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her loving family on the 5th of August 2014. She was born on the 24th of November 1932, in Mexico City, Mexico, one of four sisters. She spent her childhood in Mexico City and Trinidad. At 16, Leslie and her family moved to Brownsville, Texas. It was in Brownsville that Leslie met the love of her life, Thomas "Tom" D. Creekmore. Together they traveled extensively. Leslie and Tom were happily married for 52 years, until his sudden death in 2002.

Leslie was a competitive tennis player for much of her life, earning state and national recognition. She achieved numerous #1 rankings in singles and doubles in Texas and a top ten national ranking. She was a passionate supporter of the sport and, along with her husband Tom, was a founding member of the Houston Racquet Club. Leslie was instrumental in the formation of the Houston Ladies Tennis Association and was actively involved in the creation of the Virginia Slims tennis tournament, the first women's professional tennis tournament in the United States. She and Tom were also founding members of Royal Oaks Country Club and Leslie was influential in the launch of the Ladies Tennis Association at Royal Oaks.

Over the last 15 years of her life, Leslie became an avid golfer, enjoying time playing golf with her friends and family. She was a supporter of the Houston Ballet and as a member of the Houston Ballet Guild, sponsored students of the Houston Ballet Academy. Leslie was very proud of the development of the arts in Houston and took great pride in introducing her grandchildren to the world of art. And of particular note, she was a long time and friendly poker player gathering monthly with the "Slimies". She took great joy in teaching her children and grandchildren "the art of poker card games"!

Leslie is survived by her 4 children and their spouses, Mitch and Margo Creekmore, Gary and Candice Creekmore, Denise and Ric Bailey, and Kevin Creekmore with fiancée, Laura. She leaves behind 10 grandchildren, Courtney, April, Tanner, Matt, Rob, Tommy, Andrea, Brigette, Leslie, and Allison and 12 great grandchildren. Leslie loved her family dearly and cherished every moment she spent with them.

The family is grateful for the loving care and dedication of her "angels", caregivers, over the past 5 years.

The family would like to extend an invitation to our friends for a celebration of Leslie's life from one o'clock until four o'clock in the afternoon on Sunday, the 17th of August 2014. Please contact her children for details.

In lieu of customary remembrances, the family requests that memorial contributions be directed to the charity of one's choice.

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"We are sorry for your loss. Leslie was a class act, and will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. cuz ken"

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