Erin Allison Pfister was a beloved daughter, sister, granddaughter and a proud U.S. Marine. Erin passed away Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2008.
She was born in Huntsville, Ala., Dec. 17, 1988. Throughout her life she brought joy to everyone in her life with her love of laughter and her wonderful wit. She excelled in school and participated in gifted and talented programs during elementary school in Ham Lake, Minn., and Loveland, Colo., and also in middle school in Loveland. She graduated one year early with honors from North Stafford High School in Stafford County, where she made many dear friends and loved her participation with the preschool program. She always loved young children and hoped to be a teacher, as well as have a large family.
After high school, she worked as a preschool teacher prior to joining the U.S. Marine Corps Sept. 10, 2007. At her boot camp graduation Dec. 7, 2007, Erin received honors as her company’s high shooter. After training, Lance Cpl. Pfister was assigned to Marine Air Control Squadron 2 at MCAS, Cherry Point, N.C., where she made many close friends and worked as a supply specialist.
Her plans for the future included going to college for a physics degree. Erin was a vibrant, spontaneous and smart young woman, who loved animals, Japanese anime, music and tattooing. She was a dedicated and loyal friend, who always took the time to tell family and friends alike that she loved them.
Erin is survived by her mother, Betsy Pfister of Stafford; a sister, Melinda Pfister of Fairfax; her grandparents, Robert and Claire Thrift of Masonville, Colo.; and a large extended family, as well as many friends who also loved her. “We love and miss her, and will hold her in our hearts forever.”
Erin’s family will receive friends at Mullins & Thompson Funeral Service, Stafford Chapel, on Thursday, Aug. 14, from 5 to 8 p.m.
A funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 15, at Quantico Marine Corps Base Chapel. Interment will be private.
From the Free Lance-Star