Leigh Coyle Anderson, 36

Leigh Coyle Anderson, 36 Leigh Coyle Anderson, 36, passed away Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016, in the early morning hours surrounded by family and her dear friends.

Leigh was born to Greg and Jane (Schleif) Coyle in Madison on Oct. 19, 1979. She graduated at the top of her class from Edgerton High School in Edgerton and went on to the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, where she earned her undergraduate degree. Leigh then went to the University of Tennessee in Knoxville and graduated from the College of Law after earning her doctorate of jurisprudence.

Leigh married the love of her life, Dr. Erik Damon Anderson, on Aug. 6, 2006. They were blessed with two children, Brady Damon and Abigail Jane.

She was well known as a prominent and well-respected attorney in both the Knoxville and Denver legal communities. She made close connections with people wherever she lived, including her children’s schools and her coworkers. Leigh enjoyed being active in charities, always willing to give her time for other people. But her biggest joy was her children and being a loving, engaging and devoted mother. She excelled at birthday parties and Christmas celebrations.

Leigh is survived by her husband, Erik; her young children, Brady and Abby; her parents, Jane and Greg Coyle; her brother, Matt (Jennifer); nephew, Michael; grandparents, Neal and Tooty Schleif; mother- and father-in-law, Judy and Curt Anderson of Texas; and many aunts, uncles and cousins. She will also be missed by close friends including her very special friend, Molly (Hareid) Jaffe, and her circle of breast cancer friends.

A memorial service is being planned.

Memorials can be sent to the Leigh Coyle Anderson Memorial Scholarship at any branch of Associated Bank.