River Paige OlmstedAge 17
16 Oct 2023
Lancaster, Pennsylvania (United States)
River died by suicide.
The book of River Paige Olmsted’s life began in Matthews, North Carolina in February 2006. Born to [names redacted], River would soon become the middle child, and share many memories with siblings [names redacted]. The final chapter tragically ended on October 16, 2023.
The adventures in between were shared with many in Lancaster Mennonite Schools, Lancaster Catholic Schools, and Manheim Township High School. An active member at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, River quickly learned they had a love for children and began volunteering with the Sunday School. River aspired to be a music therapist for children and volunteered for Lydia’s Closet. From an early age, they developed a love for music, and was apt to numerous musical instruments and singing. Music was everything!
River found peace being outdoors, especially when camping. As a skilled writer and poet, their muse was frequently found in animals. They also enjoyed working at the Renaissance Faire and would revel in the costumes and adornments. River was an avid reader and could frequently be found immersed in the pages of countless books.