Leesa Maye Achenbach, 49, of Big Horn, passed away on Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at Sheridan Memorial Hospital surrounded by her loved ones. Leesa was born on May 28, 1968 to parents Herbert E. and Lynda (Gilley) Achenbach in Sheridan, WY. Leesa enjoyed reading, watching sci-fi movies, playing games on her kindle, and all types of animals. She was an avid writer and was in the process of writing a book. She was very intelligent, a people person, and had a positive attitude throughout her illness; she literally fought for her life. Her spirituality continued to grow and she had great faith. She loved her family, and her friends always became her family. Leesa was a beloved daughter, sister, aunt and friend. She brought joy and light to every soul she touched. She will always be remembered for her inner bright light and positive fighting spirit. She will be missed greatly. Leesa was preceded in death by her Grandparents, Herbert V. and Rachel (Koch) Achenbach and Troy and Ora Maye (Black) Gilley, two Aunts, Johnnie (Gilley) York and Phyllis (Achenbach) Wright-Mansingh and a niece Christen Tannehill. She is survived by her parents, sister Terra (Stuart) Tannehill, and brother Herbert (Karen) Achenbach, niece Leah Tannehill and nephew Sam Tannehill all of Sheridan. A Visitation will be at 1:00 pm on Thursday, September 14, 2017 at Kane Funeral Home with Funeral Service at 2:00 pm with Pastor John D. Jackson Jr. officiating. Burial will be at Mount Hope Cemetery in Big Horn, WY. Memorials to honor Leesa can be made to the Sheridan Dog and Cat Shelter, 84 East Ridge Road, Sheridan, WY or to St. Judes Children’s Research Hospital at stjude.org. Online condolences may be written at www.kanefuneral. com. Kane Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements.