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“Leah, Leah, Leah. You will be forever in our heart. Your love of life, your thirst of knowledge, and your positive outlook has always been and remain...Read More »
1 of 53 | Posted by: A friend

“As an environmental consultant, I knew Leah professionally, got to know her personally during her USACE years, and kept in contact after she moved...Read More »
2 of 53 | Posted by: David Stites - Jacksonville, FL

“Leah, it is our loss at the Port to not see all your plans and dreams unfold. You were such a positive force and although I knew you only briefly,...Read More »
3 of 53 | Posted by: Margaret Hall - Houston, TX

“Beautiful Leah, the past four months have been so surreal. Thank you for allowing me to be not only a part of your life but for family. For welcoming...Read More »
4 of 53 | Posted by: Amanda Warren - Belleview, FL

“My dearest Leah, there are no words to describe the deep loss felt by myself and all who knew and loved you. You inspired me to be a better me, as a...Read More »
5 of 53 | Posted by: Hilary Greever - FL

“Leah, I am missing your memorial today due to an eye injury, but I admit that even if I could attend, I would not know my place in your realm and at...Read More »
6 of 53 | Posted by: Anne Dunning - Houston, TX

“I met Leah when she lived in Abacoa near my daughter, Hilary Greever. They soon became fast friends. When I would visit Hilary, I would spend time...Read More »
7 of 53 | Posted by: Mary Lyford - Ft. Pierce, FL

“I, like so many others on here, will miss you sorely. You are a kind soul and a gentle spirit. I am a better person for having known you. Rest in...Read More »
8 of 53 | Posted by: Bobby Oberlechner - La Porte, TX

“When Leah spoke, people listened, because she usually had the right answer, and even if she didn't, she had an important piece of that answer. Or she...Read More »
9 of 53 | Posted by: John Fellows - Tampa, FL

“Une pensée bien veillante pour Leah... ”
10 of 53 | Posted by: Christophe Oberlin - Paris

“en ce jour où la famille et les amis se réunissent pour accompagner Leah vers la lumiere, mes pensées naviguent vers ce beau pays d'Amérique et...Read More »
11 of 53 | Posted by: Dominique Oberlin

“Tu étais un pilier de cette famille, ton départ va laisser un grand vide. Mais ce qui est rassurant c'est que tu as transmis à tes enfants, Erik...Read More »
12 of 53 | Posted by: Valérie et christophe Oberlin

“My deeper condolence Leah was always nice with us and was smiling all the time. She was in love with her family and devoted to them.I remember when...Read More »
13 of 53 | Posted by: Karine Oberlin - Paris, TX

“My deepest condolences. It can be so hard to face the first year without your loved one, but the love of family and friends can carry you through....Read More »
14 of 53 | Posted by: Kenneth - Houston, TX

“Leah was always available to answer any of the many environmental questions I had of her when she was at HNTB. She had a great talent for making...Read More »
15 of 53 | Posted by: Mike Zientek - Houston, TX

“Leah was a wonderful friend and coworker. We laughed often and I always admired her perspective and perseverance. My heart tremendously goes out to...Read More »
16 of 53 | Posted by: Grace Pangia - Houston, TX

“Leah was a champion of the environment, but also a champion of people. She was open and honest and always willing to help, regardless of the...Read More »
17 of 53 | Posted by: Brenda Trevino - Houston, TX

“Leah was a terrific board member and friend of the Galveston Bay Foundation. She loved the Bay and was a true guardian of the environment and the...Read More »
18 of 53 | Posted by: Fred Pounds - Seabrook, TX

Boat tour with Port Houston
19 of 53 | Posted by: Lindsay France

Leah and Lindsay -  PHA Marsh Restoration Tour
20 of 53 | Posted by: Lindsay France

Galveston Bay Foundation oyster planting day
21 of 53 | Posted by: Lindsay France

Environmental Affairs Mardi Gras
22 of 53 | Posted by: Lindsay France

“To say Leah was "one of a kind" is an understatement. She was the world's greatest mentor, leader, boss and friend. Leah was humble and kind;...Read More »
23 of 53 | Posted by: Lindsay France - Sugar Land, TX

“I knew Leah through work at HNTB and through volunteering in HISD schools. She had such a kind spirit and I will always remember and be inspired by...Read More »
24 of 53 | Posted by: Paula Ikpatt - Houston

“Leah was so much more to me than a co-worker and boss. She was someone I could always rely on to keep me grounded and inspire me to achieve my goals...Read More »
25 of 53 | Posted by: Samantha Rice - FL - friend

“I've been thinking back on the countless hours we spent waiting for the girls at lessons and rehearsals over the last decade. It was in those many...Read More »
26 of 53 | Posted by: Michelle Winkler - FL

“Leah was an intelligent and passionate person who lived each day the to fullest. I always admired her tenacity when standing up for things she felt...Read More »
27 of 53 | Posted by: Tunis McElwain - Fort Myers, FL

“Leah was a delightful friend and co-worker at HNTB. Always smiling and helping so much that she seemed more like a sister. Leah's loss cannot be...Read More »
28 of 53 | Posted by: Richard Ridings - Austin, TX

“A great person, wonderful friend, was always full of life! I can still hear her laugh and will always remember the good times we had at work, I will...Read More »
29 of 53 | Posted by: Inas Aweidah - Houston - friend

“in my brief opportunity to work with Leah and getting to know her, I must say that she wanted the best for her daughter Claire whom she loved very...Read More »
30 of 53 | Posted by: Debbie Taylor - Houston, TX

“I was privileged to know and work with Leah on Galveston Bay issues. Such a smart and wonderful person. Always had a smile. She will be missed. ...Read More »
31 of 53 | Posted by: Scott Jones - League City, TX

“Leah, your sincere friendship will be greatly missed. You are a unique and special person that will never be forgotten by all who knew you. I am...Read More »
32 of 53 | Posted by: Miguel Mozdzen - Cocoa, FL


33 of 53 | Posted by: Miguel Mozdzen - Cocoa, FL

“Great leader -- genuine person -- always positive. We will be inspired by her. ”
34 of 53 | Posted by: Rich Byrnes - The Woodlands, TX

“It was my honor and privilege to work with Leah during her time with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District. While Leah was an GREAT...Read More »
35 of 53 | Posted by: Steve Sullivan - Anchorage, AK

“I can never begin to share all of the love and kindness this woman of God placed in my life. She lit a fire in me that has taken my dreams and pushed...Read More »
36 of 53 | Posted by: John Calhoun Jr - houston, TX

“Leah carried a fire within her that her illness couldn't conquer. She was indomitable!! May God embrace her and bless her. ”
37 of 53 | Posted by: Carleen Lyden-Kluss - Southport, CT

“Leah had the most wonderful personality and such a great sense of humor. Both she and her lovely smile will be sorely missed. Please accept my...Read More »
38 of 53 | Posted by: Lisa Ashley - Stafford, TX

“I knew Leah when she was balancing life as a grad student and single mom at Notre Dame. She was an outgoing, bright, strong, lovely young lady. We...Read More »
39 of 53 | Posted by: Donna Fecher - Notre Dame, IN

“My condolences to Leah's family. I'm going to miss hearing her laughter throughout our office and I'm definitely going to miss listening to her...Read More »
40 of 53 | Posted by: Vicki Miranda - Houston, TX

“Leah will be missed. Her laugh was one in a million. I will pray for peace for the family and we will see her again one day! ”
41 of 53 | Posted by: Erica Godfrey - Pasadena, TX

“Leah was an amazing co-worker, she was always friend, outgoing and helpful. She will be so missed, but I know she will always be with us in our...Read More »
42 of 53 | Posted by: Renea Jarvis - Pasadena, TX

“My deepest sympathy and condolences to Leah's family. She was a unique lady who was a joy to know and work with. Her bright smile and positive...Read More »
43 of 53 | Posted by: Kelly Day - Deer Park, TX


44 of 53 | Posted by: Therese Bilnoski - Houston, TX

“Your bright light will live on in the precious memories of those who's lives you touched! To the family -- praying for your continued strength...Read More »
45 of 53 | Posted by: M Buckles - Houston, TX

“I will miss her cheerful smile and loving heart.Priscilla Burroughs ”
46 of 53 | Posted by: A friend

“Leah was truly an accomplished, friendly, energetic, kind person. Tom and I are blessed to have spent time personally with her. She will be greatly...Read More »
47 of 53 | Posted by: Tom & Dorothy Ellis - Houston, TX

“Leah,A beautiful person, loved knowing her, I will miss her smiling face at PHA. ”
48 of 53 | Posted by: Melissa Nixon - La Portet, TX

“Your life was a blessing, you are loved by all and will be missed. Prayers for your family. ”
49 of 53 | Posted by: Nancy Woollett - Houston, TX

“To the family and friends of Leah, I am so sorry for your loss. May God wrap his loving arms around you in the days and months to come. She will be...Read More »
50 of 53 | Posted by: Sandra Cisneros - Houston, TX

“Leah we all loved you here at the PORT because you taught us to do it so, and thanks for all those wonderful moments we shared together. Happy...Read More »
51 of 53 | Posted by: Oscar Zavala - Houston, TX

“I will love you till the day I die. I pray you a peaceful journey and look forward to the day I see you again. Rest well my child. Mamma ”
52 of 53 | Posted by: Toni Enriquez - Warren, TX

“A most unique and wonderful person to have known. Rest in peace Leah Ann Oberlin. ”
53 of 53 | Posted by: Sandra Neveu - Houston, TX


Leah was born on August 27, 1968 and passed away on Friday, May 5, 2017.

Leah was a resident of Texas.

She graduated from Galveston College in 1993 Texas AM Galveston in 1996.

A memorial service is to be conducted at one o'clock in the afternoon on Saturday the 13th of May 2017 in the Jasek chapel of Geo. H. Lewis Sons 1010 Bering Drive in Houston. Immediately following guest are invited to greet the family during a reception in the adjacent Grand Foyer.

In lieu of customary remembrances memorial contributions may be directed to the Galveston Bay Foundation 1100 Hercules Ave 200 Houston TX 77058.

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