Leah Paige Fannan

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.



  • Tameran Lee Posted February 22, 2017 1:38 pm

    I am so deeply sorry to see you have lost your dear young one. I send sincerest sympathy. There will come a quiet time and I hope you will remember this; our Heavenly Father will bring our loved ones back to life, healthy and sound. ( John 5 : 28, 29 ). Soon He will restore His original magnificent purpose for us and the Earth where He will do away with death and sorrow permanently. ( Rev 21 : 3,4 ). I truly hope you can cope and have peace as you deal with your loss.

  • Debbie Anderson Posted February 22, 2017 10:51 pm

    My dearest Andrea & Wyatt, including all family.
    Heart broken doesn’t even come close to describing how I feel. How everyone feels.
    Lost and sad. Leah, I loved you so much & forever. I first met you the day you were born at
    the hospital. Your mama looking relaxed, tired & proud. We had so many great times
    together. Miss you. We will meet again. LOVE, DEBBA

  • Theresa Taylor Posted February 23, 2017 12:07 am

    My deepest sympathies Andrea for you and Wyatt.
    Love and prayers.

  • Deborah Garrett Posted February 23, 2017 4:41 am

    My most heartfelt condolences and love to Leah’s family and friends.
    I got to know her as the sweet, beautiful baby in my care for 4 years, and thanks to FB, was able to see her grow up in to the beautiful young lady she was, and now eternally will be.
    Even with all of heavens angels and beauty, they needed one more beautiful angel. Take heart that she is now one of heavens beautiful angels singing, laughing and dancing, where there is no pain or sadness. May she bless the heavens as she blessed all who knew her on earth.

  • Kirby McCall Posted February 23, 2017 6:38 am

    So sorry to hear about Leahs passing. Even though I only knew Leah a short time I was blessed to have known her. She will be missed greatly gone but never forgotten. Your family is in my prayers continuously.

  • Stephanie Rawson Posted February 23, 2017 6:51 am

    You know how sorry I am for your loss. Your intuition the Tuesday before Leah passed assures me that you will be okay and you will live through your pain and grief. I feel blessed that you knew I would be there for you on Saturday and you made the call, I’ll sit on your couch and hold your hand whenever you need me.

  • Mary Karaus Posted February 23, 2017 7:51 am

    I just recently met Leah in November of 2016 at valley hope and we got close. I’m going to miss her so much and I am so sorry for her family. I knew how much she loved each and every one of you.

  • Geri McClenny Posted February 23, 2017 9:17 am

    We are so sorry for your loss. Leah was a beautiful and kind young woman and she will be missed deeply.

  • Kimberly Vacanti Posted February 23, 2017 1:29 pm

    Dear Andrea and family. There are no words that can express the pain you and your family are feeling, no one can understand it unless they have been in your situation.

    When an elderly person dies the family mourns, when a child dies the world mourns. We wonder how and why these horrible things happen. Just know God is with you during this horrific time, He will help you through this just KEEP the faith! . God bless you all durning this most sorrowful time.

  • Charolette Fannan Ferguson Posted February 24, 2017 5:21 am

    My condolences Andrea to you and your family, I’m sorry you lost your daughter so soon, May God be with you in your time of need. Hugs to you (())

  • Bernadette Mollica Posted February 25, 2017 9:25 am

    Dear Andrea and family
    Very sorry to learn of the loss of your precious daughter. I know you loved her with all your heart and soul. May she rest in peace in Gods Loving Arms. No more suffering for her now. She was a lovely young lady. She is in a Beautiful resting place and someday you will meet up with her at that resting place. Hugs go your way . With deep felt Sympathy , from Bernadette Mollica

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