Austen Patricia Leahy EVERETT|
10.28.86 ~ 8.14.12
Austen believed in living strong and she did. Remembered as a tenacious goalkeeper for UCSB and University of Miami, she lived her life with the same intensity as she played her favorite game. Being diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma at the early age of 20 brought out the competitiveness in her spirit. She was determined to 'beat cancer' and gave it her all. She became an inspiration to all her family and friends as we watched in amazement her desire to reach out and touch others who had a similar destiny. This led to the formation of the Austen Everett Foundation which she started to help young kids fighting disease. She is greatly missed and loved by all she touched, leaving behind a vivid memory of a life so short, but so full.
Remembrance services held at
Saint Joseph Church:
Prayer Vigil: Wed., 8.22 @ 7:00pm
Memorial Service: Thursday 8.23 11:00am.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Austen Everett Foundation are greatly appreciated.
Published in The Seattle Times on Aug. 19, 2012