Les Aubrey: Dec. 24, 1943 – Feb. 2, 2019

September 2019 Posted in Obituary

Leslie (“Les”) Roy Aubrey, loving husband and father, passed away on
Feb. 2, 2019, at the age of 75 at his home in Silverton due to complications following surgery.

He was born on Dec. 24, 1943, to Roy Ray and Mina Leslie (Pedigo) Aubrey of Central Howell. Les married Carol Ann Johnson of Dayton, Oregon, on Sept. 7, 1963, at Fort Myer, Virginia where they were both serving with the United
States Army.

They raised two sons, Leslie Scott and Clayton Roy. Les served in the Army from 1962-1982, serving three tours of duty in Viet Nam. After retiring from the Army, Les worked as a civilian computer security specialist for the United States Navy from 1983-2004.

Les and Carol lived in Honolulu, Hawaii from 1977-2004, moving to Silverton in 2005 to be near grandchildren. Les always had a passion for sports and developed a special love for the game of soccer.  He coached girls with the Honolulu Bulls Soccer Club from 1984-2004. Many of his players went on to play at the college level, several played professionally and some played on the U.S. Women’s National team.

Upon moving to Silverton, he coached various soccer venues, including the Y Middle School program, the Silver Falls Soccer Club and the Silverton High School girls JV soccer team.

He did substantive genealogy research and was also a member of the Willamette Valley Bonsai Society in Salem.

Les was a graduate from Salem Academy High School and received his Associate’s Degree from Del Mar Community College in Corpus Christi, Texas.

Les was preceded in death by his parents Roy and Mina Aubrey; his son Clayton and his sister Vada Louise Owens of Brooks, Oregon.

Les is survived by Carol, his wife of 55 years; his son Leslie Scott Aubrey and wife Elizabeth Alice (Pace) Aubrey of Plant City, Florida; and grandchildren, Kaleb Joseph Gribble, Jeremy Clayton Aubrey, Isabella Louise Daffern, Hattie Jane Daffern and Gracelyn Rose Daffern of Silverton.

His passing leaves a hole in the hearts of  his family and friends, but his spirit lives on in those who knew and loved him.

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