All families have stories and each of us has a chapter within those family stories. If one were to flip through the pages of that story as though it was a book, Erin’s chapter begins
January 21, 1975. I was there along with our sister, Lauren, cousin, Angie, Grandma Vessel.. oh, and Mom, you were there. Dad, you came late.
Erin filled the pages of her chapter with the things we all hold at great value; love, kindness, acceptance, forgiveness.. She embraced life with a vivaciousness that honored God’s gift; living every day to its fullest. She cherished each and every one of you, as evidenced by the outpouring of love, sorrow and condolences we have received.
The pages of Erin’s life are filled with family holidays, travel to far-flung places, quiet nights with friends, epic festivals, days at the beach and adventurous endeavors. She made it a point to spend quality one-on-one time with her siblings and nieces and nephews. She is the “fun aunt”. Erin had a multitude of friends, yet she made every person in her sphere feel special and important to her – because they were!
Mid-way through Erin’s chapter, the pages so full and richly inscribed, suddenly become blank. She had so many more years of living and loving to fill her chapter. This is what we grieve, the unwritten pages. It is difficult to see through that grief and remember that we should also rejoice that her spirit has been lifted up and we will see her again. Erin made her first holy communion here at St. Edwards. It is only fitting that we offer our final farewell to her here [at St. Edwards]; high on a hill, over-looking the ocean.’
– WORDS OF REMEMBRANCE by her sister Kelly on behalf of the family
ERIN STORM FUNERAL SERVICE & LAYING TO REST: April 16, 2016 at 12:30 PM
Funeral Services will be held Saturday, April 16, 2016, at 12:30 PM at Saint Edwards The Confessor Catholic Church, 33926 Calle La Primavera, Dana Point, CA 92629. Mass will be followed by procession to Ascension Cemetery, 24754 Trabuco Road, Lake Forest, CA 92630 for Graveside Rite of Commitment service and interment.
St. Edwards Church can accommodate 800 people and there is ample parking. The family would be honored for everyone who wishes to attend to be present, including all those who attended, or could not attend, or for whom the 4/2 memorial celebration venue was not large enough. All are welcome on 4/16/2016. Please plan to arrive early due to very congested beach traffic and tight surface street access to the Church.
Gathering/Viewing, for all who wish to attend, will be on Friday prior to funeral at O’Connor Mortuary, 25301 Alicia Pkwy, Laguna Hills, CA 92653 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM.
For maps, directions, Obituary, Services and more information, see ERIN STORM’s Tribute Wall, a dedicated web page in progress at the O’Connrr Mortuary website, oconnormortuary.com/obituaries/Erin-Storm/.