September 10, 1991 - February 17, 2014
Makenna Leigh Loerwald, 22, passed away peacefully on February 17th, surrounded by her loving family, after a long battle with Ewings Sarcoma. Makenna is survived by her parents Kitson and Steve Loerwald of Argyle, TX, her brother Matthew Loerwald of Dallas, TX, her best friend and guardian angel Victoria Matthews of Argyle, TX and her faithful companion Zealand. Makenna is also survived by her grandfather William Dolan of Norfolk, MA and was predeceased by her grandmother Barbara Dolan, and her grandparents Gene and Marie Loerwald of Hereford, TX. In addition, Makenna is survived by many, many, aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Makenna attended the Selwyn School through 8th grade and graduated from Guyer High School in 2010. She was a member of the National Honor Society, as well as a member of both the varsity basketball and volleyball teams. After graduating from Guyer, Makenna attended Texas State University at San Marcos where she studied Business Administration.
Makenna was an inspiration to all who knew her as she battled cancer for over four years with grace, tenacity, and strength born of her deep faith. She embraced life with a positive attitude and wonderful sense of humor, always finding something to smile about. She was devoted to her friends and family as a loving daughter, sister, granddaughter, niece, cousin, and friend. Makenna loved to travel and explore new places and was an avid photographer.
“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” Ralph Waldo Emerson.
A private family service will be held on Friday, March 14th. In lieu of flowers, donations in honor of Makenna may be made to Cook Children’s Health Foundation, 801 7th Ave. Fort Worth, TX 76104-2796. Attn: Rachel Garton. Please note in memo line AYA-HO/Makenna Loerwald.
Arrangements are under the direction of:
ARIA Cremation Service & Funeral Home
19310 Preston Road, Dallas, Texas 75252