Former Kennewick woman confirmed dead in Oso mudslide

OSO, WA -- Action News has learned a former Kennewick woman is among those confirmed dead in the 530 mudslide. The body of Amanda Lennick was found and officially identified.

"Her mother called me 20 minutes ago that she had been recovered, her body had been recovered Saturday night", said Amanda's manager at the Providence Medical Center in Everett, Norm McFarland.

Amanda Lennick, 31, was a documents specialist nurse, officially the 15th victim identified by the medical examiner's office.

"She was so happy to be moving into her new house", said McFarland.

Amanda was inside her old home, but new for her. Workmen were coming over to fix her hot water.

One of them, Steve Neal, was a Darrington plumber and his body was recovered early on. He was victim number two.

McFarland says Amanda was a bright perfectionist, a quick learner, making sure doctors filled out their patients' charts as they should. And she was a Coug.

On Saturday, rescue crews observed a moment of silence, exactly one week after the slide hit. It wasn't much later that Amanda's body was found.

"It's hard to imagine its hard to imagine that happening", McFarland said. Hard to imagine that number can be placed on any victim. But Amanda Lennick was number 15 in a tragedy of countless proportions.

Amanda's mother reached out to our KEPR Facebook page. She wrote, "We very much appreciate all the support we have received. We would also like to thank all the people working so tirelessly during this horrible tragedy. Our hope is for all victims to be found and rejoined with their loved ones."