Rozanne Sleigh was born in Dallas on September 22, 1947. She passed from this earthly life into heavenly existence on December 31, 2012 after a long and courageous battle with illness. Roz celebrated every day from birth to her end day with excitement for tomorrow.She loved life.
Roz grew up in Dallas and attended Dallas schools, graduating from Woodrow Wilson High School in 1965.She then attended El Centro Junior College during which time she worked part-time in the Dallas Probation Department. She moved from Dallas toHickory Creek and began her family life .When her two daughters , Holly and Amber were of age , Roz became a volunteer firefighter in the Lake Cities Fire Department. She then worked as a911 dispatcher Denton County Sheriff’s office and later joined the Lake Dallas Police Department where she served as a dispatcher, police officer, and records manager and secretary to Police Chief Restagno. In October, 2012 , Roz was honored for 20 years service in the Lake Dallas Police Department.
Roz is survived by her husband of 24 years Ben Sleigh of Hickory Creek; Mother Rosamond Ford of Corinth; Daughters Holly Cheshier of Kansas City, Mo, and Amber Knupp and family of Farmers Branch; Robin Conway and family of Edmond, OK; Sons Colonel Bryan Sleigh and family of Fort Bragg, NC, Brad Sleigh and family of Lake Dallas and Chris Sleigh and Family of Denton; 29 Grandchildren, 12 Great-grandchildren and countless personal and professional friends.Her beautiful and loving ways will be greatly missed.
A memorial service will be held on Thursday January 10th at 2 pm at the Lake Cities United Methodist Church at 300 E. Hundley Dr. Lake Dallas, TX 75065. Services will be conducted by Senior Pastor Rene Lawson.
In lieu of flowers for the family, donations may be made in Roz’s honor the Lake Dallas Animal Shelter via the Lake Dallas Police Department or to the American Cancer Society at http://www.cancer.org/ .