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Service Set to Celebrate Lesley Taplin's Life

By Ed Fuentes
Published: Monday, April 20, 2009, at 03:18PM
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A service to celebrate the life of longtime DLANC volunteer Lesley Taplin has been set for Thursday, April 30, at 6:30pm and will take place at Vibiana.

Taplin, who had been involved with DLANC since its formation in 2002 and was a driving force in the neighborhood council's education committee and efforts on Skid Row, was killed in a freeway accident last Monday night.

In making the decision to hold the memorial service Downtown, son Nick Taplin said, "It's where her heart is."

The service will include photos of Taplin to be projected during the evening, according to Qathryn Brehm, who asks anyone with photos they would be willing to share to send them to

The family is also planning to set up an ArtShare LA scholarship for at-risk youth in her memory. Details will be passed along as they become available.

Lesley Gilb Taplin: A Celebration of Life / April 30, 2009 / 6:30pm / Vibiana / 210 S. Main


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