|Birth: ||Aug. 28, 1985|
|Death: ||Nov. 9, 2005|
As Sandy Crowell stood at the podium remembering the life of her son, who died last quarter, she reminded mourners and friends of the fullness of sophomore David Crowell's life.
"He packed an awful lot of living in those few years," she said at a memorial service Wednesday in the Mission Church.
But the service, Sandy Crowell said, was more than about her adopted son, who collapsed and died while playing soccer Nov. 9, 2005.
It was also for others to learn from his example. Accept yourself for who you are, she said.
Crowell, 20, befriended many, a telling example of a young man who simply loved life.
Nearly 100 students and staff members gathered not only to remember their "best friend," David, and his death, but to celebrate his life as a fellow resident and friend.
Matt Carnes, S.J., the Unity Residential Learning Community Jesuit-in-residence, said in his homily that the community has become closer since Crowell's death by following his example.
Created by: Amy Wolfe
Record added: Aug 24, 2009
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