Annie Le's Family Bids Farewell
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 27, 2009 7:27 AM CDT
Annie Le's fiance Jonathan Widawsky is comforted after the funeral service as his sister Lauren Widawsky, left, looks on, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2009 in El Dorado Hills, Calif.   (AP Photo/Renee C. Byer, Pool)
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(Newser) – Annie Le's family tried to reconcile the zest with which she embraced life with the senseless brutality of her death yesterday in a private funeral service held in California. "We could ask a thousand whys for the rest of our life," said her pastor, while Vivian Van Le wished her slain daughter "an eternal, blessed sleep" in a poem written in Vietnamese and reached out to her would-be son-in-law: "Jon, even now, Annie is gone, but I still have you."