Danica Spector

  • "Found myself wondering last week what you would be doing..."
  • "It's been 5 years now, and the love I felt for Danica is..."
  • "Devon thank you for keeping this guestbook here..."
    - Kevin Atkins
  • "Lisa, I don't know if you will get this. I was just trying..."
    - G Francis
  • "Lisa, I'm so sorry. I can't think of a worse thing for you..."
    - Kevin Atkins

Anchorage resident Danica Rose Spector, 22, died May 10, 2007, in Anchorage.
A visitation will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Evergreen Memorial Chapel with a service following at 3 p.m. Danica's father, DeWayne Allen, and the Rev. Suzanne Wood of Christ Congegational Church will officiate.
Danica was born in Juneau on Nov. 27, 1984, to Lisa Spector and DeWayne Allen. She graduated from high school and attended Alaska Pacific University.
Danica was a student and an activist who performed humanitarian community service and helped feed the homeless in Anchorage.
She enjoyed art, poetry and music. She loved her animals, Rage and Wolf.
Her family wrote: "Danica Rose Spector was a loving daughter with a heart of gold. She was a humanitarian who genuinely cared about her fellow human beings. She was an activist against racism, bigotry, human rights violations and homophobia. She loved her family, especially her adopted sister, Alida Maria Gertz. There are not enough words to express how valuable she was to this Earth. Unfortunately, she fell victim to the darkness that is addiction. She is now in the light with God, far away from that evil."
Danica is survived by her mother, Lisa Spector; father, DeWayne Allen, both of Anchorage; grandfather, Novera Herbert Spector of Carlsbad, Calif.; adopted sister, Alida Maria Gertz of Cleveland; aunt, Helena Spector of Anchorage; uncles, David Andrew Spector of Belchertown, Mass., and Harvel Clifton Allen of Grand Junction, Colo.; cousin, Lafe Spietz of Boulder, Colo.; stepmother, Teresa Allen; and stepsister, Jessica Felton, both of Anchorage.
Published in Anchorage Daily News on May 16, 2007