ALLISON 'ALI' DERRY, 33 IN LOVING MEMORY ROCKFORD - Allison "Ali" Derry, 33, of Rockford died Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2008, in Swedish-American Hospital after a sudden illness. Born Jan. 26, 1975. Ali attended Keith Country Day, was a graduate of Boylan High School and attended Rock Valley College. Married Gregory Derry on Dec. 27, 1998. Survived by spouse, Gregory; and beautiful daughters, Emma, Madeline and Reese; parents, Curt and Barbara Worden; sister, Stephanie Ritz of Beverly Hills, Calif.; brothers, Scott (Fatima) Worden of Santa Rosa, Calif., Jeff Worden of Chicago, Skip Worden of Madison, Wis., and Charles Ritz of Rockford; father, Ken Ritz; mother-in-law, Sheila Tondi; father-in-law, Mike (Beverly) Derry; brothers and sisters-in-law, Brad (Amy) Derry, Amy (Mitch)Trevey, Michael Patrick Derry, Jenny Derry, Matthew (fiancï¿½e, Tanja) Derry; and numerous nieces and nephews. Our family is deeply grieving for our "sunshine girl". Her love of her family was deep and caring. Her daughters were her life and joy and our hearts ache for them. Ali recently started volunteering at Maya House, as she always had a special place in her heart for the care of children. She made her home a beautiful refuge and a place of joy for her family. Holidays were special for her and she always went above and beyond with decorations for every occasion. We wish you peace, dear Ali, we love you dearly and will think of you every day.
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Private family services will be held with a private burial. Arrangements by Fitzgerald Funeral Home & Crematory, Mulford Chapel, 1860 S. Mulford Road. Memorials may be made to Derry Children Memorial Fund c/o AMCORE Bank and may be sent to any of their locations. Condolences and remembrances may be sent to the family at www.fitzgeraldfh.com.
Published in Rockford Register Star from Oct. 11 to Oct. 17, 2008