Ember Marie Alt, 21, of Killeen died Tuesday, June 18, 2013 in Afghanistan while serving her country.
She graduated from Killeen High School in 2009 where she excelled in track. One of her crowning moments is where she helped lead her team to the State finals her senior year.
Ember joined the United States Army in 2011. During her service, SPC Ember Marie Alt received many awards for her accomplishments to include the Bronze Star, Purple Heart Medal and the Combat Action Badge just to name a few.
She was a vibrant and loving person who left a lasting impression on everyone she came into contact with.
Ember is survived by her parents; Chuck Alt of Killeen, Cynthia Merchant of Gulfport MS. and Rick and Jennifer Owens of Killeen. Grandparents; Charles Alt, Ruchanee Holmer, Mike and Bella Trowbridge and Marc and Theresa Nadeau. Godparents; Corey Daughtry, Cody Hall, Bryce Nadeau and Shannon Alt.
She will also be missed by her siblings; Kayla and Jacob Alt, and Bryce and Evan Owens and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Ember is preceded in death by her grandmother, Mary M. Alt and her grandfather, Roger Holmer.
A visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, June 28, 2013 at Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home in Killeen.
Funeral services are on Saturday, June 29, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. at Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home in Killeen with burial to follow at Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery with full military honors.
Words of comfort may be left for the family at www.crawfordbowers.org
Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements.