Celebrating a life


“Live big, love big and dream big,” was a quotation that Taylor Combs, freshman,  strived to live by and was the idea on which her memorial held yesterday at Willamette Christian Church was based. The gathering was held for Combs who took her own life on Nov. 25, and was attended by 200 plus people.

Those attending included principal Lou Bailey and the WLHS counselors. West Linn Lion students and faculty showed their support as well.

“She always made me laugh even on my darkest days,” Joshua Combs, her father, said. Combs spoke for more than ten minutes and showed a slideshow that depicted her life.

“Thank you to all who came out to show your support,” Kim Rydbom, Taylor Combs’ stepmother, said. “Taylor loved all of her friends and could light up any room with her smile.”

As the service concluded, many people stayed after to show the Combs family their love and support.