Whitman County Gazette 

Leanne Lynn Steen

 

August 3, 2023

Leanne Lynn Steen

Leanne Lynn Steen

Leanne Lynn Steen, 55, passed away July 28, 2023, at the local nursing home from sleep apnea complications which caused congestive heart failure.

She was born to K. Martin Steen and Heather Ann (Pearson) Steen in Pullman WA., September 13, 1967. She resided at home in Colfax her entire life with her mother, father, and younger brother Lorn to whom she was devoted. Leanne graduated from Pullman High School Special Education in 1988. She went to work part-time for Palouse Industries and Boost Collaborative until the pandemic in 2019.

Her life was filled with volunteering, and she was awarded the Governor's Outstanding Volunteer Award in Olympia in 1985. Leanne (with mother transporting) was top seller for Campfire candy, Little League tickets, Colfax Police Bikeathon, Paula Brownell Leukemia Spaghetti Feed, Washington Association for Retarded Citizens Raffle, over a thousand chocolate bars for the Pullman High School Choir fund, and $800 of tickets for Colfax High School wrestling team's sausage feed.

Her favorite activity was working as a bell ringer for the Salvation Army. Happily, Leanne always filled her kettle with donations.

Concerts, plays, parades, potlucks, and folk dancing were the highlights of her life.

She had a non-judgmental personality and spread joy to all she met.

There are plans to have a potluck celebration of her life at Schmuck Park in Colfax, Saturday, August 5, 2023, from 1:00 pm to approximately 4:00 pm. Deli trays and drinks will be provided.

Those who wish may donate to Boost Collaborative at 1235 SE Professional Mall Blvd, Pullman, WA 99163.

Online guest book is at http://www.corbeillfuneralhomes.com. Corbeill Funeral Home of Colfax is caring for the family.

 

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