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Leanne (Beard) Soderberg

January 1, 1949 ~ April 6, 2017 (age 68)

Leanne Soderberg passed away April 6, 2017 she was 68 years old. Leanne was born January 1, 1949 to Henry (Hank) and Margaret (Peggy) Beard in Vancouver Washington. She spent her childhood in Portland and graduated from Franklin High School in 1967. Leanne went on to earn a master’s degree in education and spent the majority of her career as a teacher in the Gresham-Barlow School District. Upon retirement in 2002, Leanne moved to Manzanita, Oregon with her husband Richard (Rick) Soderberg. She spent a portion of her retirement as a substitute teacher for various schools on the Oregon coast. Leanne and Rick spent their retirement golfing and enjoying a vast network of friends in the Manzanita area. She loved to spend time with her grandchildren and was an avid quilter who enjoyed time spent quilting with friends and making blankets for her family. Leanne’s husband, Rick, preceded her in death. She is survived by her son, Trevor Lierman (Allison), Katianne Lierman (Mike Scheller) and grandchildren Hunter, Hank, Aidan, and Mila. Her compassion, friendship, strength, and love will be held close by all who love her. Services will be held Saturday, May 6 in the upper lounge of The Verdict in Oregon City from 2-5pm and Sunday, May 21 at the Pine Grove Community House in Manzanita at 1pm. For additional information or to share pictures of Leanne email

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