Leslie Rose Cohen Jeffreys

Profile Updated: August 29, 2009
Leslie Rose Cohen
Class of 1966
Residing In: University Heights, OH USA
Homepage: www.cohenjeffreys.com
Spouse/Partner: Brian E. Jeffreys
Children, Grandchildren: Mason, born 2002, Clea, born 2004, Cordelia, born 2005, Milo, born 2006
Occupation title: Artist/Prof/Pet Painter
Yes! Attending Reunion
Occupation/Career(s) Details:

I have taught painting, drawing, art appreciation, and color at various Cleveland colleges and community colleges.

Different places I have lived:

New Jersey, South Pasadena, Cleveland, Ohio and St. Lunaire, France

Other SPHS graduates I keep in touch with:

Donna Hoegeman Wheeler, Gary Nathan Feinstein,
Deborah Lauter Hyman Abrami, 1967

School Memories:

I enjoyed latin class with Miss Kimball and history with Mr. Smith. South Pas High had the largest cookies in the lunchroom, that I had ever seen, when I first moved to California. Some of my close friends and I drove up to San Luis Obispo county to celebrate our graduation. When we reached our destination, Hearst Castle, the fog was so thick, we couldn't drive up. In recent years my uncle moved to Morro bay, so I finally did get to see Hearst Castle, with my husband, Brian, on a clear day.

Milestones & Epiphanies:

My marriage, the births of Darya (1970) and Maureen (1974), my graduation from the Cleveland Institute of Art, with my BFA in painting (1991), then Kent State University, with my MFA in painting (1994), teaching and several art shows, Darya and Randy married (1999), Maureen and Michael married 2003, births of our 4 grandchildren, trips to our French "Family", trip to Israel (2000) for my bat Mitzvah on Masada, trip to Ecuador for a wedding. We are planning a trip to Costa Rica for our 40th wedding anniversary in Oct. 2009.

Pastimes & Hobbies:

Painting, piano, singing, mac classes, amateur photos of family.

Favorite Music, Songs, Bands

Hebrew music, French music, classical, opera, bluegrass through marriage.

Favorite Books, Magazines, Movies, TV etc:

Alfred Hitchcock movies, "National Wildlife, National Geographic,"

Additional Comments:

I am thrilled by the Galapagos Islands, especially the blue-footed boobies there.