Leah Paige Fannan
Mar 28, 1997 – Feb 18, 2017
The family will receive friends Friday Feb. 24th, from 5pm to 7pm at the Bel Air Chapel. MEMORIAL SERVICE Saturday, Feb. 25th at 10:30am at the Bel Air Chapel. Inurnment, Evergreen Memorial Park. Memorials may be directed to the family.
Leah Paige Fannan was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota on Good Friday, March 28, 1997. She passed away on February 18, 2017 in Omaha, Nebraska. Leah spent the first ten years of her life in Minneapolis before moving to Omaha in 2007 with her mother and brother to live back in her mother’s hometown.
She went to school at a variety of Millard Public Schools, ending with Millard North High School. Leah had just started college at Metro Community College in December of 2016. Her dream had always been to be a nurse or a physician’s assistant.
Leah was an incredible young lady who touched many people with her exquisite beauty, inside and out; lending her hand and advice to anyone needing it with her positive outlook and zest for life. We are grateful that many were able to know her at some point in her short life and be impacted by her in one form or another. She had a tremendous love for creativity and art, being a makeup artist to many of her friends and always being a “girly-girl!”
Leah inherited her mother’s flair for fashion, cooking and entertaining and was an incredible cook and hostess, often creating her own recipes! The best of friends, she and her mother enjoyed a relationship that some mothers and daughters never experience in a lifetime. They enjoyed many wonderful times together, particularly sitting on their deck and talking for hours. She was mini-mother to her little brother Wyatt, whom she loved and adored and always protected, right from the start.
We are devastated that Leah’s young life was taken way too soon, and our hearts will forever have a void until we meet again one glorious day. Until then, we know she is swimming in the ocean she always wanted to see, traveling the world, lying in the golden sun tanning anytime, and singing loudly and confidently with her incredible voice, surrounded by many angels. Comfort is with us knowing she no longer is conflicted and no longer suffering emotional or physical pain; she is finally at peace.
Leah is survived by her mother, Andrea Fannan (fiancé, Joe Fontana); father, Ray Fannan; brother, Wyatt Fannan; half-sister, Tessa Taylor; special friend, Jacob Mullenax; her beloved dog, Doolittle; grandparents: Robert and Pauline Wyatt; grandmother, Sandra Merriman; uncles and aunts: Tim and Janell Wyatt, Matt and Lisa Wyatt, Mark and Leah Preble; cousins: Christopher and Nicholas Wyatt, and Anna Wyatt; special relatives, David and Elizabeth Thalacker and their children Jack, Luke, Hank, and Kate Thalacker.