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Obituary: Amy Lynn Coombs

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The life of Amy Lynn Coombs was celebrated on Monday, June 26, at a memorial service at Columbia Presbyterian Church, Vancouver, WA. Amy died June 18, 2000 as a result of injuries in an automobile accident.

Born June 22, 1982, in Salt Lake City, UT, she attended school there before moving to Washington, ultimately graduating from Prairie High School June 15, with honors. Amy was awarded the President's Outstanding Achievement Award from President Clinton in recognition of her ability to inspire other students to achieve. She also earned the rank of Honor Thespian for achievements in theatre arts and the Mayor's Youth Peacekeeper Award for her work on the newsletter "Peace Be With You." In 1999, she received a Youth Awareness Award for community service and an award for outstanding student citizenship.

Amy was historian for Drama club, served as stage manager, assistant director and director for student productions. She held offices in Photography Club and was a member of National Honor Society, Amnesty International, Renaissance Leadership Team and yearbook staff. She played volleyball on Prairie's freshman and junior varsity teams as well as club teams. Last summer Amy traveled throughout the United Kingdom with People to People.

Amy is survived by her mother and stepfather, Terry and Tom Hegerle of Vancouver, WA; father Michael Coombs of Salt Lake City, UT; grandparents Bob and Gwen Cracknell of Salt Lake City, UT; as well as many aunts, uncles and friends.

Donations to a scholarship fund established in Amy's memory can be made c/o Prairie High School, 11500 N.E. 117th Ave., Brush Prairie, WA 98606.