Ali graduated from Blue Valley North in May 2001.
Ali loved high school. She was chosen as a student ambassador, was
on the student council, played varsity soccer, was a member of the
National Honor Society, where she was elected Sergeant-of-Arms, and
was co-president of Future Business Leaders of America her senior
year. She was elected to the Sweetheart Court her junior year. As
much as Ali loved high school, she also loved college. She had completed
her freshman year at K-State where she was a member of Pi Beta Phi
Sorority. Ali did well her first year and was invited to join the
Honors program at K-State, as well as the National Society of Collegiate
Scholars. She was an Academic Scholar in the School of Human Ecology
and a Leadership Scholar. Ali finished her first year in the top 10
percent of her class. While at K-State, she played intramural soccer
and basketball. She was elected a Panhellenic representative from
Pi Phi. Ali loved her new friends and sorority. She was so excited
to be on the "other side" of Rush this August.
"Ali," 19, Leawood, KS, passed away Tuesday, June 18,
2002. Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 22,
at United Methodist Church of the Resurrection, 13720 Roe, Leawood,
KS 66224; burial in Mt. Moriah Cemetery.
As we said in your high school
yearbook, having you in our lives has been such an absolute
thrill. You didn’t get the chance to become everything
you could be, and that is a huge loss. We always said you were
our precious angel from Heaven and now you have gone Home. You
filled a space in us we didn’t know we were missing until
we had you, but now we are left with a hole in our hearts. We
love you so much, our brown-eyed girl. We’ll never forget
you. One short year ago, we cried over letting you go to college.
Now, as we finally have to let you go, may angels lead you into
paradise. We thank God for you and your life.
Mom & Dad