Leah Anne Davis
December 5, 1984 - September 21, 2015
Beloved daughter, sister, and friend, passed away unexpectedly on September 21, 2015 in Chicago. After a night shift in the emergency room, she left work, took a nap, and never woke up.
Born on December 5, 1984 at Stanford Hospital, Leah spent the first nine years of her life in the Santa Cruz Mountains. After moving with her family to San Martin, she attended Presentation High School and then Mt. Holyoke College in western Massachusetts. After graduating, she received a Masters Degree from Columbia University and her D.O. from the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. She was in the final year of her residency at the University of Illinois, pursuing her passion for medicine, when she passed away.
Leah will be remembered for the light that she shone into the lives of everyone she touched. But the light that burns twice as bright burns half as long. And Leah's light burned very, very brightly. Leah is survived by her father, her mother, her brother, her sister, many other family members, her boyfriend, and many friends who loved her dearly. She will be deeply missed.
A funeral service will be held 2:30 pm Sunday, September 27 at Los Gatos Memorial Park, just a few miles from the Santa Cruz Mountains where Leah grew up.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Leah Anne Davis Emergency Medicine Memorial fund at the University of Illinois (312-996-8622), which will further the medical causes to which Leah intended to dedicate her life.
Published by San Francisco Chronicle from Sep. 26 to Sep. 27, 2015.