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Memorial service held for LPGA star Blasberg

May 19, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
A final tribute was held at a public memorial service Wednesday for LPGA golfer Erica Blasberg. The 25-year-old Corona native was found dead 10 days ago in her Nevada home. Even as Blasberg is laid to rest, investigators are still searching for answers in her mysterious death.It's been 10 days since Erica Blasberg was found dead and still no answers for friends and family about what might have happened.

It was something on the minds of many friends and family members at her memorial service Wednesday. But this was a day not for finding answers, but for celebrating a young life that ended far too soon.

"I mean, the questions are something that will come eventually we'll figure out eventually what happened, but right now, it's just a grieving process, and everybody is just trying to deal with it their own way," said Shane Bacon, a friend of Erica's.

No cameras were allowed inside by request of the family. It was standing room only. Her agent called it a "full gallery," just the way Erica would have wanted it."

"She would have loved it, loved everything about it," said friend Scott Walker. "She loves flowers and ribbons, she loves seeing everybody smile at her and she loved making everybody smile, so she would have loved the entire day."

The service was held at Eagle Glen Golf Club in Corona, where Blasberg played countless rounds in high school, many of them with teammate Walker.

"She was extremely talented, and pretty, and funny, and some of the memories I'm going to remember about her are simply making her laugh," said Walker.

Blasberg's mother and father spoke at the service. So did her college golf coach, who says this tragedy has taught him a lot about his own children.

"Just making sure I give them a hug, every time they leave the house to go to school, make sure I tuck them in bed at night, because you just never know when the good lord's going to call you home," said Greg Allen, Erica's college golf coach.

After the service, the funeral procession headed to Corona Del Mar for the burial, followed by a number of supporters.


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