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Andrew Lesan

Andrew "Opie" Tyler Lesan, 22, was born in Stockton, Calif., on June 18, 1985. He moved to Turlock, Calif., at the age of 6, where he spent his childhood and resided as an adult.
   Andrew attended Crowell and Dutcher Elementary School, Turlock Junior High School, and was a 2003 Turlock High School graduate. He had lived in Prineville for a while and has family members who live in the community.
   Andrew passed away on March 10, 2008 at Eden Medical Center in Castro Valley, after a tragic car accident coming home from a weekend trip with friends.
   He is survived by: his father stepmother, Randy and Kim Lesan of Turlock; his sister Michael and Jonathan Jones of Rancho Cordova; his brother Austin Lesan of Turlock; his stepsister April and Byron Bird of Santa Cruz, his stepsister and nephew Samantha and Logan Riegelsberger of Turlock; his stepbrother Douglas Ingram of Turlock; his grandparents Dick Lesan of Hughson, and Alfred and Shirley Sisk of Prineville, Ore., along with many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.
   He was preceded in death by his mother Polly Reed, his grandmother Theola Lesan and his uncle Rick Lesan.
   Andrew enjoyed skateboarding, videogames, reading, fishing, and spending time with his family and friends. He also enjoyed the summers he spent in Prineville, Ore., working at the Prineville Reservoir. He was also extremely passionate about working as a film projectionist at a local movie theatre. Because of Andrew's caring and genuine personality, he had a gift of touching the lives of people around him. His individuality and his enjoyment for the simple pleasures in life will be forever cherished and greatly missed.
   Visitation will be held from 3 to 7 p.m., Thursday, March 20, at Turlock Funeral Home, 425 N. Soderquist Rd. in Turlock. A memorial service to honor Andrew's life will be held at 1 p.m., Friday March 21, 2008 also at Turlock Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Turlock Memorial Park.
   In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in honor of Andrew's mother, Polly Reed and his grandmother, Theola Lesan, to the American Cancer Society PO Box 22718 Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718. Services are entrusted to Turlock Memorial Park & Funeral Home in Turlock, Calif.