Annie Le's Family Bids Farewell

By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 27, 2009 7:27 AM CDT

(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." (Read more Annie Le stories.)

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