Service Saturday for Douglas teen
April 29, 2009
A celebration of life will take place at noon on May 2 for Douglas High School sophomore Molly Rae Lahlum, who died April 23 in Reno.
The one-hour service will be held at St. Gall Catholic Church, 1343 Centerville Lane, in Gardnerville. A reception will follow in the pastoral center.
Friends and family will be invited to share a brief memory or anecdote of the 15-year-old who collapsed during a swim meet in Carson City on April 7.
Molly was born July 4, 1993, in South Lake Tahoe, and moved to Carson Valley in 2001.
She is survived by her parents, Ray and Mary Lahlum of Gardnerville, and brother Pat; grandparents Mary (Maisie) and Jack Mitchell of Chicago; and Mary and Ray Lahlum, Sr. of Skokie, Ill.; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins in Chicago and Dublin, Ireland.
She was a member of the Douglas High School and Douglas Dolfin swim teams and Douglas High School Block D Club. Donations specifying “Molly’s scholarship” may be made to Block D Memorial Scholarship Fund, Douglas High School, and mailed to the high school, 1670 Highway 88, Minden, Nev. 89423.
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The scholarship will be awarded to a senior swimmer each year.
The family has been maintaining a Web site at http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/mollylahlum.