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Sherilynn1962  (Level: 116.2 - Posts: 372)
Sat, 27th Feb '10 11:06 AM


Somebody had been asking about Alison a while back, and I wasn't sure if you all knew, but she passed on January 30.

Here is a link to the obituary, which does contain a picture, but I copied and pasted the text below. Hope it works, as I'm not real computer saavy these days. If not, you can copy and paste into your browser.

Sheri Ras.

Alison Noel


Alison Noel Girard, 33 of Reno, NV, passed away after a long illness on January 30, 2010 at home surrounded by her parents, and supported by her nurse Chuck Bonney and Circle of Life Hospice staff. She was born December 21,1976, in Woodruff, WI at the Dr. Kate Lakeland hospital. Alison was born in the room that would later become her father's office when the hospital became a convalescent center.

Alison spent her youth in the north woods of Wisconsin, often boating and camping with her family among the Apostle Islands of Lake Superior. Discovering her writing talents at an early age, Alison entered the short story competition (children's division) of the Hemingway days festival in Key West and won first prize in 1987. She won first prize again in 1989. Moving with her parents to Palm Beach County in Florida, there she won a short story first prize for eighth grade students. Alison won entrance to the newly created school of the arts in palm beach, where she changed her goal from writing to drama. Alison was named "All American Academic" upon high school graduation and she won a full scholarship to the University of Miami in Coral Gables, FL. Following her heart, she spent years in community theatre, audiences still remember her stunning portrayal of Anne Frank at the Tulsa playhouse in Oklahoma and the Tulsa world review stating that the cast "led by Alison Girard, who is excellent in the title role" Alison participated in many performances at the Bruka Theatre in Reno.

Alison is survived by her parents, Michael and Deborah Girard and brothers Eric Girard (Gretchen) and Benjamin Girard (Shannon), nieces CC, Alex and Jordyn and nephew Jackson, her grandparents June and Harlowe Girard and Ray and Clara Koepp, and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

A memorial service will be held April 3, 2010 at final wishes funeral home in Reno, NV from 4 to 6 p.m. a video of Alison's career with the Bruka Theatre will be shown and family and friends will celebrate her life. Allison requested donations be made to the Circle of Life Hospice Foundation or the Bruka Theatre.

Caramel1  (Level: 126.1 - Posts: 21559)
Sat, 27th Feb '10 11:11 AM

She certainly will be missed both by family and friends as well as all of us here . She was a ray of sunshine on this site and in her life. She and her loved ones are in my thoughts nd in my heart Linda

Gypsylady  (Level: 141.1 - Posts: 6037)
Sat, 27th Feb '10 11:29 AM

I didn't know her well, Sheri, but remember her name and username. Thanks for posting and I'm really sad for her and her family.


Lynnm  (Level: 223.6 - Posts: 1928)
Sat, 27th Feb '10 11:52 AM

Thank you for posting. I appreciated her humor and engaging writing style.

Fudypatootie  (Level: 194.9 - Posts: 1302)
Sat, 27th Feb '10 12:01 PM

Thank you, Sheri, for letting us know. She will be missed.

Nelly  (Level: 169.8 - Posts: 1167)
Sat, 27th Feb '10 12:17 PM

Thank you, Sheri, for passing on the sad news. I've missed Alison's posts with her great sense of humour. She was one courageous lady!

My thoughts are with her family.

Calamari  (Level: 12.4 - Posts: 249)
Sat, 27th Feb '10 12:18 PM

I still miss her wit and humor.

Felix  (Level: 109.3 - Posts: 2500)
Sat, 27th Feb '10 12:35 PM

Thanks for posting this. We will all miss her awesome Mind and Heart!

Smokydevil  (Level: 163.0 - Posts: 5381)
Sat, 27th Feb '10 1:54 PM

That was me that was asking about Monkeynips!! I really enjoyed her humor and wit, she will be missed.

Sherilynn1962  (Level: 116.2 - Posts: 372)
Sat, 27th Feb '10 2:09 PM

She surely will. She fought a difficult battle, but ultimately, she won in her own way. Now she rests and is in no pain.

Tresgatos  (Level: 201.7 - Posts: 4148)
Sat, 27th Feb '10 2:28 PM

Thank you for letting us know. I'll miss her and her friendly, uplifting manner. I always appreciated her humor. My heartfelt condolences to all friends and family.

-- Geri

Collioure  (Level: 102.8 - Posts: 9952)
Sat, 27th Feb '10 2:32 PM

Oh, how sad! A fine Sploofuser. Only 33.

Salzypat  (Level: 154.6 - Posts: 5296)
Sat, 27th Feb '10 2:49 PM

Thank you for letting us know. I had done some research a couple months ago trying to learn something but with limited knowledge of her personal life, I got nowhere.

I wish we could have let her know while she was alive how much we enjoyed her and miss her. I wonder if it would be appropriate for us to leave these messages on the funeral home's Web site for condolences? We could leave our Sploofus names, with the Sploofus connection so her family would at least know.

Bushyfox  (Level: 174.4 - Posts: 2403)
Sat, 27th Feb '10 4:16 PM

We all feel the loss.
I am sad that her life was so brief, and that illness had besieged her.

My sincere condolences to all who loved her.


1mks  (Level: 208.6 - Posts: 5868)
Sat, 27th Feb '10 4:43 PM

I am so sorry to read this. She was such a ray of sunshine. She will be sorely missed.

Mymaria  (Level: 127.9 - Posts: 676)
Sat, 27th Feb '10 6:01 PM

I don't think I really knew Alison, and it seems like I missed a great opportunity to know someone really special. I feel she will be missed by a great many people, but also feel she is at peace now with her illness. God Bless her and her family.

Pepperdoc  (Level: 152.5 - Posts: 4286)
Sat, 27th Feb '10 6:05 PM

My condolences go to her friends and family. I enjoyed reading her posts where her sense of humor came through. Rest in peace.

Garrybl  (Level: 276.7 - Posts: 6611)
Sat, 27th Feb '10 6:27 PM

I'm sure we all hope that our friends' memories of us will be as bright as all sploofusers for Alison.

Virtus  (Level: 159.5 - Posts: 2448)
Sat, 27th Feb '10 7:50 PM

What a special courageous woman. I recall her once asking for prayers for her parents. She was up-beat Sploofuser who will be greatly missed.


Diva305  (Level: 146.0 - Posts: 1643)
Sat, 27th Feb '10 8:54 PM

Awwww-so sad so young

Diva and Freddy a/k/a Mr. Trouble, Busy Boy

Ladyvol  (Level: 203.3 - Posts: 5442)
Sat, 27th Feb '10 8:58 PM

Thanks for letting us know..She will be sorely missed around here

Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4597)
Sat, 27th Feb '10 9:39 PM

Such a sweetie, and so courageous as she told us of her decision to go into hospice. My sympathies to her family and friends, and to we who will miss her.

Bigmama60  (Level: 95.2 - Posts: 6648)
Sat, 27th Feb '10 10:40 PM

Thanks for letting everyone. I'm sure she is at peace now because she did it her way. She will be missed. I get a chuckle when I think of Garrybl joking about her user name. Monkey nips 13.

She has been on my mind for a while. My condolences go to her family and friends

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