Leslie Miech Roberts

Leslie Miech Roberts, 59, formerly of Laramie, died September 26, 2021, at her home in Beulah, WY from a tragic fall down the stairs of her home.  Leslie was born August 10, 1962, in Laramie, WY to Robert and Gayle (Rolston) Miech.  Her early years were spent in Laramie, and she eventually moved with her family to their ranch in Bosler, WY, where she attended the Bosler Elementary School from grades 4-6. She then attended Laramie Jr. High and Laramie High School graduating in 1980.  She worked at the Farm Bureau and two departments at the University of Wyoming.

Leslie married Wayne Smith in 1982 and they lived in the Smith homestead house, where she learned to cook on a wood stove and honed her pioneering skills caring for her cattle, sheep, llamas, and milking goats.  She enjoyed sharing her time with many nephews and nieces on both sides of the families.  Later when she and Wayne were divorced, she sold her livestock and moved to Laramie.  There she bough a house and worked in the office of SE Insulation and Farmers Insurance.  When her father retired, she bought his Farmers Insurance business.

After 14 years together, she married Steve Roberts in 2019.  They enjoyed golfing and hunting, and Steve built Leslie a greenhouse, to aid her with her love of gardening.

Leslie was very active in the Albany County Cattlewomen and was a past president of the county and a past president of the Cattlewomen of the state of Wyoming.

Leslie and Steve moved to her dream property in Beulah, WY, where they had dozens of fruit trees and a large garden, filled with raspberry bushes, which she used for canning and making jams for friends and family.

Leslie was preceded in death by her father and grandparents. 

She is survived by her husband, Steve Roberts, her mother, Gayle Miech of Laramie, brother Chuck (Sheryl) of Evansville, nephews: Ken (Erin) and daughters, Ellen and Lorraine of Casper, Andrew (Kate) and daughter, Willow of Spring, TX, plus many aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews and nieces.  She also had stepsons, Wade (Jen) of Laramie and Shay (Helen) of California and their respective families.

The Fidler-Isburg Funeral Chapel in Spearfish, SD is in charge of arrangements with a Celebration of Life to be held at a later date in Laramie.  Memorials may be sent to the Albany County Cattlewomen, PO Box 582, Laramie, WY 82073 or to the Laramie Elk’s Lodge, BPOE 582, 102 2nd St. Laramie, WY 82070.

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  • Lindsay S Mergelman

    Gayle I am so sorry to hear about Leslie's passing. You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers tomorrow.

  • Elnora L. Frye

    Gail - My heart goes out to you and your family for the loss of Leslie. I loved that gal! She was special lady, as we worked together many times during the Cattlewomen events. I won't be able to come to the reception but do know my thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • Elaine Hill

    We are sorry for your loss.

  • Donna Thompson

    Leslie was a former student of mine. I'm sorry to see her leave so early in life. May your fond memories help you through this difficult time.

  • Kimberly Baldivia

    I’m so sorry to hear the passing of Leslie. She was neighbor. I will miss seeing her outside, and chatting with her about our pets. She was so nice. My condolences to all her family. May she Rest In Peace.

  • Joe Buescher

    Just heard the untimely news. Condolences to the family. I enjoyed Leslie as I was a classmate and she always had that grin. Not sure if she was laughing at you or with you. God Bless - and save room for the rest of the class of "80". Joe Buescher (Coulthard).

  • Terri Kvidahl Majewski

    So sorry about Leslie's passing. I will miss chatting with her and listening to her silly stories and her zest for life. Love you, Les. ?

  • Wendy Van Blair

    Leslie and I were close in late Jr. High and early high school. We grew apart for a time , reconnected after high school. We worked together Farmers Insurance as young adults. Foundest memory was going to her ranch home in high school amd helping to round up the cattle. I just held on and let the horse do its job. She loved to stay at my house, Towne. And I loved to stay at hers. Perfect match. Condolences to friends a.d family, Wendy Van Blair Gunning

  • Dawn K. Duff

    I love Leslie so much. She and I had a really special bond. We shared the summer between our junior and senior year in high school working at a truck stop called "Stuckey's" The truck stop was between Laramie and Rawlins. We would drive a blue VW bug to the truck stop that summer. She was very soulful and special and just a really down-to-earth person that I love and will miss her

  • Holly A Beumee

    I have not known Leslie for a very long time, but she seemed like a very hard working person. She did many good things with the Albany County Cattlewomen. I am very sorry for this loss.

  • Stacy Shelton Cornay

    I'm so very sorry to hear this. Leslie and I had so many fun times in high school, particularly as cheerleaders for Laramie High School. Prayers go out to her family.

  • Candace Shmidl Stoll

    Prayers and thoughts go out to Steve and family. Leslie and I went to grade school together. I was saddened to hear of her passing.

  • Heather Benson

    Was so sorry to hear about this. Thoughts and prayers to her family. Went to school with Leslie. She was a good person

  • Cyndi christensen

    So sorry, we had so much fun cheering together for the Laramie High Plainsmen…so many great memories. Rest in peace Leslie, and prayers for your family. Cyndi (Cook) Christensen

  • Pamela Thomas

    My condolences to all the family and friends of Leslie. She and I graduated from Laramie High together, the Class of 1980 and she was always very kind and thoughtful.

  • Anonymous

    So very sad to hear. She was living her best life with Steve in her dream property. Leslie was a beautiful person. Condolences to Steve and family.

  • Jennifer (Jennie) Lawrence

    My husband and I were saddened to hear this news. I was a long time Farmer's Insurance customer of both Leslie and her dad. She was a strong supporter of Whiting High School when I was a teacher there. I still have a few of her "Be cool, Stay in School" pencils that she donated boxes of to my room. She also donated beef to the students, and they loved getting it. She will be missed.

  • Anonymous

    Gayle and family, I am so sorry to hear about Leslie. She was one of my favorite students at Laramie Junior High. If I can be of any help to you, please call.

  • George & Jan Parker

    We have considered ourselves to be family friends for over fifty years and want to send our deepest sympathy to Gayle and the rest of the family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  • Brenda “McGoon” Marker

    I was so saddened to hear of Leslie’s passing. Praying for all of you at this difficult time.

  • Robin Coulthard Wangen

    My heart & Prayers are with Leslies family and friends!

  • Toni Day

    My thoughts and prayers are with Leslie's family and friends. It was a pleasure to be an insurance customer of hers and an honor to have served with her in the Albany County Cattlewomen Association. She was a hardworking business woman and leader in her community. Leslie will be missed.

  • George & Holly Golen

    Our prayers go out to all of the family. How tragic for this to happen. As the days go by I pray that the Lord will bring you comfort in the special memories that you have of Leslie. Hugs to all of you.

  • Dicksie R May

    Dear Steve, Gayle and family, Leslie will be missed by the many people who knew her. She was always full of enthusiasm about everything she did. I've known Leslie for many years beginning in 1991 through our membership in the CattleWomen aka Cow-Belle organization. We worked together through many events and programs during those years. She was a very special person who contributed much to our community and the state. I'm here for anyone who needs to talk (307) 760-1753.

  • Ann (Hysong) Riney

    So many childhood memories of you my friend. So shocking to receive this news.

  • Angela Whitlock

    I was shocked to hear of Leslie's untimely passing. I knew her through Wyoming CattleWomen where she served as President for two years. I enjoyed getting to know her - though I didn't know her well. I appreciate her time and dedication to CattleWomen. My prayers for her family and friends for peace as they move forward without her.

  • Nell Kenehan

    I loved Leslie she was beautiful inside and out she will definitely be missed

  • Kris Brewer

    I worked with Leslie in the department of Range Management at UW. She was fun to be with and well be missed.

  • Cliff Smith

    This is so tragic, and just NOT RIGHT! We still considered her family. Rest In Peace, Leslie. Cliff and Ginny Smith

  • Judy Adams

    I taught Leslie at Laramie Junior High and knew her Mom for many years. So sorry a her death. She was a lovely and caring person


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