Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority, Incorporated has reserved the Omega Chapter in remembrance of those sisters who have passed away. They will always be in our memory and in our hearts.
Hermanas Por Vida- En Esta y la Ortra
To Those I Love
When I am gone, release me, let me go.
I have so many things to see and do.
You mustn’t tie yourself to me with tears,
Be happy that we had so many years.
I gave you my love.
You can only guess how much you gave me in happiness.
But now it’s time I traveled on alone.
So grieve awhile for me,
If grieve you must then let your grief
be comforted by trust.
It’s only for a while that we must part
so bless the memories within your heart.
I won’t be far away,
For life goes on,
so if you need me,
Call and I will come.
Though you can’t see or touch me,
I’ll be near and if you listen with your heart, you’ll hear all my
love around you soft and clear.
And then, when you must come this way alone, I’ll greet you with
a smile, and say
Karla Ude was way more than a woman of distinction. She had an attitude of drive and determination, and refused to ever take no for an answer when she was pursuing something important to her. She was always smiling and lit up any room that she walked into. Always filled with words of encouragement and motivation, every sister in the Xi Beta Chapter, as well as her other friends and family have been touched by Karla’s kind and selfless spirit. She always knew what to sat to turn you bad day around for the better. A God fearing woman, Karla made sure that everyone around her was aware of God’s love for them, as well as hers. At The University of Oklahoma, Karla was a Resident Advisor, competed in Miss African Queen Scholarship pageant, and was an active member in the Xi Beta Chapter of Sigma Lambda Gamma. Apart from school, she had a genuine love for children. She owned her own daycare where she took care of young children and taught them to read and write. Karla was a person of integrity and made an impact in the life of every person that she came in contact with. Karla was an amazing person and an amazing sister. She will be truly missed, but her spirit and the knowledge and wisdom that she blessed our chapter with will forever resonate among us. We love you and miss you Miss Divinity. Hermanas Por Vida, Sisters For Life.
A Sister of the Lambda Delta Chapter at Houston Baptist University, Sister Janeth passed away suddenly on April 29, 2012 in a car accident. She is survived by her husband, two children, mother, sister, and many relatives who loved her deeply. Rest well Sister Janeth, you will forever be in our hearts.
Sister Anne was an extremely creative person who was always uniquely one of a kind. She attended West Point Academy where she became a member of Sigma Lambda Gamma in the Spring of 2006 as part of the Epsilon line. She graduated from the U.S. Military Academy in 2008, and served on active duty. Capt. Rockeman Montgomery received numerous awards including National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, and the Army Aviator Badge. Sister Anne will be missed dearly.
Sabrina Tolentino was a woman with a strong daring attitude and assertive towards new challenges. During her tenure at UT – Austin she became very involved with the sorority and was always a joy to be around. Sabrina’s ambitious attitude and hard work allowed her to graduate from UT-Austin with a Bachelor of Arts in Biology on August 16, 2004. After graduating from UT-Austin Sabrina joined the Sigma Lambda Gamma Houston Alumni Association and served as Vice President, Secretary and Social Event Coordinator. In the fall of 2006, Sabrina married Edward Piña, a founding brother of Sigma Lambda Beta Fraternity – Lambda Beta Chapter of Sam Houston State University, in Huntsville, Texas. In 2007 Sabrina educated the Texas Southern University colony and the colony became a chapter of Sigma Lambda Gamma Sorority in 2008. Sabrina passed away on February 21, 2009 and although Sabrina was only with us for a short period of time the impact she left behind will last a lifetime. She was a great sister, friend, and wife and she will be greatly missed.
Alessandra — Ally to us — came into our lives as a shy individual with much to offer Theta class and the sisters of Kappa Alpha chapter. Before we knew it she had blossomed into a beautiful Latina woman with confidence, who was not afraid to speak her mind or work hard. Ally always liked to be out doing things. She hated sitting around. She was so strong. If there was something she wanted, she set her mind and went for it.
Quite a character she was. For such a little person, she could outshine many. Kayaking, marathons, concert band, jazz band, marching band … the list goes on. Humor was also within her gentle nature. For instance, she had a stuffed cow named PIG, and a frog named Moco. Also, one thing that stood out about Ally was her passion for the Colorado Avalanche. She never missed a game or a chance to scream out for her team, no matter what the score was at the end of the game.
Her bright smile brought such joy into our lives as an associate member and continued into her short time as a sister. To her, life was just right …
We will miss her greatly, but we are all so fortunate to have had her in our lives for that brief time. Each one of us has our own memories of Ally within our hearts that are just too precious to write down on paper.
WE LOVE YOU ALLY, HERMANAS POR VIDA, SISTERS FOR LIFE!
Leticia — Curiosa — Naranjo served Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority Inc proudly for over 3 years. During these last 3 years she was our President, proud DOP of Versatile and Resusitar, Gamma Mom to Helen Carisma Ramos, Daughter of Patricia Tranquila Moore, as well as a cherished Sister to all. She took great pride in establishing Sigma Lambda Gamma here at Northeastern Illinois University. Being part of Sigma Lambda Gamma was one of her many great accomplishments also including her role as the University’s Ambassador and Senator. We truly believed that she was the heart of our Chapter. Leticia Curiosa Naranjo will be deeply missed forever.