Leanne Mary Hecht Bearden

September 7, 1980January 17, 2014

Obituary for Leanne Mary (Hecht) Bearden Place and date of birth: September 7, 1980 Hollywood, Florida Place and date of death: January 17, 2014 Garden Ridge, Texas Age: 33 years, 4 months, 10 days Survived by: Husband, Joshua Bearden of Denver, Colorado Parents, Michael, Sr and Josephine (DiTingo) Hecht of Ball Ground, GA Sister and brother-in-law , JoyMarie (Hecht) and Robert Colombo of Woodstock, Georgia Brothers and sisters-in-law Michael , Jr and Erin Hecht of Cypress, TX and Douglas and Tracey Hecht of Cumming, GA Father –in-law and Mother-in-law, Will and Sherry Bearden of Garden Ridge, TX Sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Rebekah (Bearden) and Perry Sculley of San Antonio, TX Nieces, Kirsten and Gabrielle Sculley Nephews, Joseph and Nicholas Todd, Brendan Sculley, and Grayson Hecht A host of faithful friends around the world Leanne loved her husband, her family, her friends, and friends she had yet to meet. Everyone loved Leanne. She loved to travel, explore the world’s beauty, and embrace different cultures. An avid runner, she cherished the outdoors and completed nine marathons. She had a free spirit and a beautiful soul. She was a talented vocalist and lit up the room when she walked in. In 1999 she graduated from Roswell High School in Georgia where she was homecoming princess. After graduating Magna Cum Laude from the University of Georgia in 2003 with a major in child development, she moved to Denver, Colorado, and began a successful career in healthcare insurance sales. Always helping others,she was a member of the Denver CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) for children. Leanne and Josh had a dream of traveling the world and made this dream happen starting in March of 2012. They traveled to 58 countries in 22 months during which her spirit shined for the world to see. She made numerous friends in different countries and touched countless lives. Leanne lost her battle with depression on January 17, 2014. She will always be loved. Her soul lives on in the hearts of people all over the world. Memorial Service: Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 2 pm. Location: Roswell Funeral Home, 950 Mansell Road, Roswell, Georgia, 30076 Inurnment: Saturday, March 1, Immediately Following the Memorial Service. Location: Greenlawn Cemetery, Roswell, GA


  • Celebration of Life Service Saturday, March 1, 2014
  • Visitation Saturday, March 1, 2014

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November 23, 2015

Leanne mom and I stiii hurt so and miss you every day

Mom and Dad

October 7, 2014

Leanne miss you so much i try to talk to you at Greenlawn as much as possible but my heart aches so


Liliana Huante

May 5, 2014

Leeanne I had you in my prayers and realized you are now in the loving hands of God. You are no longer in pain or suffering but in the loving arms of Jesus.

Josephine's Cousins

March 17, 2014

Death is a "New Life". May The Lord give you strength and peace. You are in our prayers everyday.

Lisa Holbrook

March 16, 2014

Followed the story of your precious Leanne; hoped so much for a different ending. I am a mom who knows the loss of a treasured child. I am so very sorry for your loss and for the world's loss with Leanne's passing.

C. Enloe

March 12, 2014

My deepest sympathies to the families Bearden and Hecht. Leanne touched everyone, no matter if they knew her or not. Rest in peace

Sheila Coyle

March 3, 2014

Leanne was our babysitter in Shallowford Park and we are deeply saddened by her passing. She was a lovely, energetic young lady and will be remembered in our hearts as such.
Peace be with your family during this difficult time.
Sheila and Jim Coyle (Patrick, Ryan and Sean)

March 2, 2014

The whole state of Texas came to know you and love you and prayed for your safe return. Gone too soon.

Sharon Byrd

March 1, 2014

Leanne... Thank you for being a wonderful, "soul mate" friend. You are missed and loved by so many...

Brianne Sachdev

March 1, 2014

I have yet to meet anyone who truly lit up the world the way you did. The memory of your warm soul, amazing spirit & contagious smile will live on forever. Love you.