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Family and friends say aloha to Sheryl Wolfe

Sheryl Wolfe Sheryl Wolfe
Noa Bryan Noa Bryan
Estrella Wolfe Estrella Wolfe
Margaret Scow Margaret Scow
Allen Wolfe Allen Wolfe

By Lisa Kubota - bio | email

MILILANI (HawaiiNewsNow) - She was a teen pageant queen who dreamed of becoming an actress, a model or a graphic designer. But her life was tragically cut short. Friday morning, hundreds gathered for a memorial service at her school.

Music and flowers filled the Mililani High School gym, all part of a touching tribute in honor of Sheryl Wolfe. With heavy hearts, family and friends gathered for a final farewell.

"I just don't want to say goodbye but I have to" said friend Noa Bryan.

"She was such a great person, had such an impact on all of our lives so it's the least we could do to show our appreciation for her."

The 18-year-old was the reigning Miss Hawaii Teen United States and had a bright future ahead of her. She suffered a stroke and was in a coma for a week before her family took her off life support. As an organ donor, she helped three other people.

"Sheryl taught us a lot in this world. She taught us that life is fragile and that God can call us back at any time and at any age" said mother Estrella Wolfe.

During this celebration of her life -- those who loved her also shared their sorrow.

"I love you Sheryl. I'll never forget all the good times we had" said family friend Margaret Scow.

"I miss Sheryl's smile. She was a very loving, sweet girl and she was just always reaching out to everyone."

Her family says Wolfe had a soft spot for those with special needs, and also orphans overseas.

"She's gonna be dearly missed. She has impacted people I don't even know in ways I don't even know and can't even fathom" said Sheryl's father Allen.

As they struggle with their grief they find comfort thinking of her now as their guardian angel.

"I know that God's ways are higher than our ways and there must have been a reason why she passed away at such a young age but she left behind a lot of love, a lot of good memories."

Wolfe's ashes will be scattered at one of her favorite spots on the North Shore. She is survived by her parents, grandparents, a sister and a brother.

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