Johanna Boyle Leh died March 25 after a short illness. She was born in 1935 in Pasadena. Daughter of James B. Boyle and Carmen Combs. She attended Polytechnic Elementary School, Westridge High School and graduated with honors from Stanford University in 1957. While at Stanford she earned a varsity Block S in tennis, basketball and volleyball. Her civic activities included The Junior Leagues of Washington D.C. and Pasadena, docent at the Smithsonian Museum, Washington D.C., docent at the Greater Los Angeles Zoo for 20 years, Girl Scout Leader and soccer coach. The Leh family has resided in Palos Verdes Estates since 1968. Johanna is survived by her husband of 47 years, Marc K. Leh, two children, Marc B. Leh of Palos Verdes Estates and Jennifer Carson of Redondo Beach; three grandchildren, Marc S., John, and Kylie Leh; her brother, James B. Boyle, Jr. and sister-in-law, Barbara Leh Maxwell and nieces and nephews. Memorial services will be held at 11:00 am., Friday, March 31 at the Neighborhood Church, 415 Paseo del Mar, Palos Verdes Estates. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations be made to GLAZA, (Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association). 5333 Zoo Drive, Los Angeles, CA. 90027-1498. To send the family a message, share a memory, for directions to services, or to view the online video tribute please go to the mortuary's website,

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  1. to Marc and Family, Fred and I send our concern and sympathy in the loss of your beautiful wife and mother. Just a few weeks ago, when I walked down the street with our golden, Jameson, and our daughter’s golden Ishka, Jo came out the front door and commented on the doggers. She wasn’t sure if you would get another, as we knew yor dog was no longer with you. Memories of you two walking on the golf course with your dog are such a rich picture of the love and fondness for each other and that part of the PV golf Course. May God bless you and keep you. Barbara Haney.

  2. Marc and Family, Jay and I send our deepest sympathy with the loss of beautiful Jo. I look across the street and remember your loving wife cutting back those white tea roses and forever calline me when our dear Heidi would escape. She will be fondly remembered and deeply missed. God bless you and your family. Jay and Bonnie McDonald and Sons.

  3. We were saddened to hear of Jo’s passing. Jo was a lovely woman and a dedicated wife, mother and volunteer; I particularly remember her scout and soccer days with Jennifer and passing her car going in and out of the driveway on yet the next errand! Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you all as you pass through these difficult days. The Hinchliffe family

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