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Memorial service was held for Sierra Bush

Friends and family mourned the loss of Sierra Bush
Posted at 10:59 PM, Oct 29, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-30 01:04:48-04

Friends and family gathered at King of Glory Lutheran Church to mourn the loss of Boise State student, Sierra Bush.

Bush was reported missing in late September and last week, her body was found near Idaho City.

"How can I even try to lift up hope and life and new beginnings when confronted with Sierra's death that's truly pierced us," said Pastor John Hergert, King of Glory Lutheran Church

At the service, Sierra was remembered as a bright, intelligent daughter and friend.

"Her life so filled with potential and promise has been taken away," said Hergert.

Sierra graduated from Meridian Technical Charter High School with a 3.82 G.P.A.   

A freshman at Boise State University, she joined the honors college and was a member of the Boise State Bee Team. She was making new friends in the short time she was there and was loved by many.

"For all of this pain and hurt, you could not help but love her and wouldn't do anything to change that," said Hergert.

Her family reflected on the last memories they had had with her. In May, they went to Jackson Hole, WY and Yellowstone. Last summer, the family took a trip to Europe. Sierra loved Germany.

A slide show of pictures captured the true spirit of who sierra was.

Police say a passerby found sierra's body last Saturday evening south of Idaho City. They say the circumstances in which how and where she was found, is suspicious. An investigation is ongoing.