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Duncan Remembers Alyssa Wiles at Candlelight Vigil

LAWTON, Okla._Family, friends, and the Duncan community came together to remember 14-year-old Alyssa Wiles Thursday night.

She was the victim of Monday's horrific homicide in Duncan, but Thursday night it was all about celebrating her life through song and praise.

Everyone in attendance wore lime green to honor Alyssa's bright and energetic personality. Teachers, peers, and community members shared special memories giving the family hope in a time of much grief.

Happy, upbeat, and energetic are three adjectives that came up in every story about Alyssa Wiles. She loved to smile, and her passion was to dance. She left behind some special memories that her family said they will always cherish because she was taken from them much too soon.

As the sun set on the Duncan baseball field, Alyssa's family and the community remembered a little girl who lit up their lives with her smile.

"Her smile, she was such a happy girl," said her uncle Rusty Rosenfelt.

Alyssa Wiles was your average teenager. Her uncle, Jason Klotz, said she dreamed of owning a restaurant with her brother, and spending this summer at the pool. She loved life, and showed that in all she did.

"She was always a happy person. And she wasn't unlike any teenage girl trying to find her way through life. And she always had a positive upbeat attitude towards life in general," said Jason Klotz.

She also lived to dance with a local dance studio. Alyssa's uncle, Rusty Rosenfelt, told me some his favorite memories were seeing her dance on stage.

"She was so energetic and full of joy. You could tell it was something that she loved to do," said Rosenfelt.

By the turn out at Thursday night's event, it was obvious that Alyssa was loved by many. She will be forever remembered by the legacy she left at her school, dance studio, and in the Duncan community during the fourteen years of her life.

"Her life was cut far too short. She will be missed. Not just by family and friend, but by the community," said Klotz.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Parkview Baptist Church in Duncan. All who attend are encouraged to wear red, another one of Alyssa's favorite colors.

A memorial fund has also been set-up in honor of Alyssa Wiles at First Bank and Trust in Duncan to assist with funeral costs.

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