Cecile Diane Ley 1941 – 2022

Written by Estero Bay News

June 3, 2022

Cecile (Cece) Diane Ley was born Nov. 16, 1941 in Covina, California. She was married to Charles Otto Ley and moved to Los Osos in 1972 following the death of her husband. Cece passed away May 25, 2022 in her home in Los Osos California surrounded by family at the age of 80 due to heart failure and natural causes. 

Cece was known for her unique and contagious laugh. Cece is best described by those who knew her as sweet, loving, and kind. She touched many lives throughout her life and was very active; from her traveling group, her square-dancing group, and as a parent leader of Valley of the Bears 4H while all four of her children cycled through it. Cece was one of the founding members of a Bonco group which met monthly for nearly 50 years. 

Family and friends were at the center of Cece’s life. Cece had a love for her four children, Brian, Brad, Mari, and Kim that was unconditional. She is survived by her four children and their spouses, seven grandchildren, and one great grandchild. 

She had a great love for reading, traveling, sewing, and square dancing. Cece was an accomplished baker and known for her “blue ribbon” chocolate chip cookies. Cece was happy, generous, and was loved by all who knew her. Once you were her friend you were always her friend. 

Cece was a living example of 1st Corinthians 13: 4-7 which says, Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. Love does not demand its own way. Love is not irritable, and it keeps no record of when it has been wronged. It is never glad about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.

Celebration of Cece’s life will be on 9/4/22 at 11am in her home.

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