Leslie W. "Les" Gould, age 70, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013, following a heroic two-year battle with esophageal cancer.

Memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, at Smith Mortuary, 1415 N. Rock Rd., Derby. Inurnment will be at Greenlawn Cemetery in Pratt on Monday, Nov. 11 at 2 p.m.

Les was born May 31, 1943, in Pratt.

He is preceded in death by his father, Willis Gould; mother, Joy Guthrie; half-brother, Charles Holder; and half-sister, Linda Gould Frederick.

Les is survived by his wife of 50 years, Mary Gould of Mulvane; stepmother, Louise Gould of Pratt; half-siblings, Edwin Gould and David (Donna) Gould, all of Pratt, Elizabeth (Arlyn) McGuire of Stafford, Linda (Ben) Caudillo of Hutchinson, James (Cheryl) Guthrie of Diamond City, Ark., and Lawrence (Toni) Guthrie of Dallas, Texas; many nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorials have been established with the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517 Topeka, KS 66675 and the Wichita Children's Home, 810 N. Holyoke Wichita, KS 67208.

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