September 21, 1995 ~ June 7, 2014
Anjali Kumari Lall was born on September 21, 1995 in Fargo, ND to Rita and Vinod Lall of Fargo, ND.
Anjali just completed her Freshman year at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Campus, where she planned to study biochemistry before attending medical school. She was involved in volunteer work and research and her passion for helping others was evident in everything that she did. She was a devoted student and volunteer.
Anjali truly touched the lives of those around her. As a graduate of Davies High School, Anjali left her mark on the Fargo community. She was active in debate club, orchestra, and Fill the Dome. Always putting the needs of others before her own, Anjali was a devoted friend and sister.
She is survived by her parents, Rita and Vinod Lall; her sister, Naveena Lall; and extended family in the United States and India.
Dear Vinod and Rita:
My words cannot express the shock and sorrow I felt when Mary Jane told me about your loss. I never met Anjali, but I know how proud of her you both were. By what you told me and by what I read about her, she must have been a very sweet, caring, and intelligent young lady. Both of your daughters were always topics in our conversations. As a mother, I cannot imagine how painful her loss is for you and the family. I hope you find some comfort in the love of your family and friends. Please accept my sincere sympathy.
Dear Vinod and family I was shocked and saddened to learn of your beautiful daughter’s passing. I did not know her but in reading other’s comments about her she sounded like a young woman of strength, character and love. May the God of all comfort, comfort you in these difficult days. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Quito – ECUADOR Dear Vinod and Rita
I’m surprised with such terrible news. I remember every time you spoke of your daughter you were so proud and happy…. be as proud and happy. I’m sure that’s the way she would’ve want you to be when thinking about her.
I send the warmest regards to you and your family.
Toronto OntarioDear Rita, Vinod and Naveena,
We are deeply saddened to hear this news. We want you to know you are in our thoughts and prayers. We feel your sadness, no words can express the pain you are going through. We pray to God Almighty to give you strength at this difficult time. We remember Anjali’s smiling face , her baking and most of all her friendly nature. We feel honoured to have known her. She will always be in our hearts.
Arti and Punit Gera
Tampa FlRita,Vinod and Navina,I am so sorry to hear the news of Anjali’s passing away.No words are enough to console your grief.You have been in my thoughts day and night.I will never forget that sweet smile on our Anjali.Love Chitra.
I was so sorry to hear about Anjali. We can only celebrate the life of this incredible young woman. I had her in orchestra for a couple of years and admired her self-discipline, confidence, and quiet leadership as she set an example for other students. She touched the lives of many young adults and she will be remembered with nothing but positive thoughts! My prayers are with your family for healing and acceptance.
Anjali was part of my group for Foundations of Biology. The way the class is set up, you are constantly interacting with your classmates. I got to know Anjali very well and boy was I impressed with her character and work ethic. For every project we had to do, she made sure that all the work was submitted before the deadline. She also made sure no group member felt left out. She was quiet and composed each and every time. I also got the chance to speak with her outside of class a few times when we bumped into one another, and it was amazing how much she was always trying to better humanity. Each one of us became like family members and we each are taking this loss as if we lost a family member. My prayers go out to Anjali and your family. In her 19 years of life, she has sure made such a bright impact on this world. And that impact will continue on with us for the rest of our lives.
San Francisco I still remember babysitting little Anjali during your visits to India. I can’t believe how tough it might be for you, but please know that you all are in our prayers.
We are so sorry for not being able to make it to the funeral but please let us know if there is anyway we can help.
You are in our thoughts. We will miss Anjali and her thousand volt smile.
I am deeply saddened at the news of Anjali’s passing. She was a very intelligent young girl with a bright future. Her kind and giving spirit is something I will never forget.
Dear Rita and Vinod,
Words cannot express the emotions I experienced when learning of this tragedy. I hope that you will find the caring and love in our community needed to support you through this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Dear Lall Family,
Our hearts are saddened to hear of Anjali’s passing. She was a sweetheart! Lindsey and Hannah danced with Anjali many years! I have so many great photos of them all. We send our thoughts and prayers to your family. We will always remember those dance and school years and her beautiful smile!
Dave, Laurie, Lindsey & Hannah Gress
Our sympathy to you from Joyce and Al
Grand Forks/Minneapolis Anjali was intelligent and kind when I met her through debate, and when I ran into her on campus she was just as compassionate as when I first met her. Thoughts and prayers with your family.
Prior Lake MN
I am very sorry to hear of Anjali’s passing. I lived by her this past year and have fond memories of going on various adventures with her such as attending the Nobel peace prize forum, sporting events, and wandering to find a cupcake shop. I admires how motivated, encouraging, and involved in the community she was.
Rita and family-
I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your daughter and sister. You have my most sincerest of condolences. In the days and weeks ahead, I pray for your strength during this time of such deep and profound loss.
Jamestown ndRita, so sorry for your loss, been thinking of you a lot.
I was a close friend to Anjali in Foundations of Biology class this year. It has come as a shock to me when I received the news she has passed, and I am still in utter dismay. Anjali was the sweetest, kindest, and one of the most friendly people to enter my circle, and it thickens my lung to comprehend that such an amazing and beautiful person has been taken away from us. Anjali was inspiring. In the time I had known her, there was not a single thing I could have found that was negative about her. Always had a smile on her face, always cheering others up and on. Anjali was a close friend and my heart goes out to you. May she rest in peace.
Rita-So sorry to hear of your daughter. No words are right at this time. I pray for peace and comfort for all of you. CeCe
Pewaukee WIAlthough I only knew Anjali for a short period of time this last year at school, I was truly inspired by her spirit. She was always smiling and her gracious attitude was infectious. I will cherish the moments we had together and I am very glad that I got to know such a wonderful person.
My deepest sympathy….I shall always remember Anjali as a curious student, always asking what new books we had and so willing to read anything in search of knowledge and something fun too! Such a sweet girl…..
Mrs. Paula Heinze
Retired librarian, Centennial Elementary
My time spent with Anjali is similar to the incredible life she lived: very cherished, joyful, and too quickly abridged. She was and is an inspiration in my life and empowered me to be the best I could be in everything I did. She was committed to service before self in every way possible but her greater attribute was the heartfelt love, care, and passion she had to see others succeed. I extend my sincerest condolences to you and your family in the passing of a remarkable individual and my friend.