Leslie Jane (Hugel) Wardell


Leslie Jane (Hugel) Wardell of Dagsboro, Del., passed away on Oct. 10, 2016.

As a single mother who raised two Eagle Scouts, she was proud of her sons and did everything in her power to furnish them with opportunities. Wardell indulged and embraced their interests, from the 1960s band the Grateful Dead (Zak) to the “Rocky Horror Picture Show” (Gabe).

Wardell had a joie de vivre that included a passion for food. She adored discovering new recipes and shopping for fresh and unique ingredients. She lived for the collective experience of preparing a feast for a gathering of family and friends. She loved to laugh and share good times with everyone around her.

Wardell is reunited with her beloved late husband, James Sanders. She was the devoted mother of Zak, husband of Tessa, and Gabe, husband of Trin; doting “mema” to her grandchildren, Gustav and Greta; dear sister to David and his wife, Susan; loving aunt to Margie, Jeffrey, Paul, Tommy, John and Robert; and caring owner to her three cats, Beau, Mouse and Lulu, who miss her dearly.

The family extended a special thanks to everyone who cared for her in her final days. In honor of the angels from Delaware Hospice, and in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Delaware Hospice at www.delawarehospice.org/donate-now.

A memorial service will be held in November in Baltimore, Md. Details will be announced on Facebook. Condolences may be sent online at watsonfh.com.