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Lindsay Alyse Leonard ’08

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Lindsay Alyse Leonard ’08. November 1, 2009, in Portland. Lindsay was a psychology major who wrote her thesis on therapies for Hepatitis C. Just a few months after commencement, Lindsay and her roommate, Jessica Finlay ’09, were walking across Southeast Foster Road near 82nd Avenue in a marked crosswalk when they were struck by a car. Lindsay was killed; Jessica sustained multiple life-threatening injuries. People who saw the crash said a bus in the right lane had stopped to let the two cross, but it appears the driver of the car in the left lane did not see the pedestrians until it was too late. A statement from the family read: “Lindsay was our beloved daughter, sister, aunt, and friend. She was a dynamic young woman with a bright future ahead of her. Lindsay was a travel enthusiast, Magic Castle member, stellar student at Webb High School, and recent Reed College graduate. She had hopes of furthering her education to become a nurse practitioner or doctor. She wanted to explore the use of herbal medicines in her pursuit to help others. She was a ray of sunshine in all of our lives, and we are devastated by our loss.” A memorial service for Lindsay was held in the chapel in Eliot Hall.

Appeared in Reed magazine: March 2010

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