Memorial services for Leah Nicole Freeman, 15, of Coquille, will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 10, at the Coquille High School Gymnasium, with the Rev. Karl Schray officiating.
She was born Oct. 29, 1984, in Coquille, the daughter of Dennis and Cory (Courtright) Freeman. She died June 28, 2000, in Coquille.
Leah loved participating in sports, especially volleyball, basketball and track. When playing basketball, she was never intimidated by taller players. According to her father, she probably could have been a very good gymnastic competitor due to her ability to do cartwheels around the house.
She had a very "can-do" attitude toward life. She was very confident in herself and felt there was nothing she couldn't do. She talked about being a beautician when she finished high school.
Leah loved to talk. She loved to socialize with friends, family and neighbors. She will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved her.
She is survived by her mother Cory Courtright of Coquille; father and stepmother, Dennis and Denise Freeman of Coquille; sisters, Denise Freeman of Coquille, Susan Steckel of Puerto Rico and Paula Kaveny of Tacoma, Wash.; grandparents, Don and Clara Freeman of Eugene and John and Dorothy Courtright of Coquille; and numerous aunts and uncles.
The family suggests memorial contributions to the Leah Freeman Scholarship Fund, in care of the Coquille School District, 201 North Gould, Coquille, Ore. 97423.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Coquille Chapel of Amling/Schroeder Funeral Services, 396-3846.