Alaina Joann Petty

August 22, 2003February 14, 2018

It is impossible to sum up all that Alaina was and meant to her family and friends. Alaina was a vibrant and determined young woman, loved by all who knew her. Alaina loved to serve. She served her community through her participation in the Marjory toneman Douglas JROTC program and her countless hours of service as a volunteer for the "Helping Hands" program of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Alaina was part of hundreds of volunteers that rushed to the most heavily impacted areas of Florida to clean up and help rebuild the lives of those devastated by Hurricane Irma. Her selfless service brought peace and joy to those that had lost everything during the storm.

While we will not have the opportunity to watch her grow up and become the amazing woman we know she would become, we are keeping an eternal perspective. We are grateful for the knowledge that Alaina is a part of our eternal family and that we will reunite with her. This knowledge and unabiding faith in our Heavenly Father's plan gives us comfort during this difficult time.

Over the past 24 hours, our family has been touched by hundreds of acts of service. Words cannot convey the gratitude we have in our hearts for each of those acts. We wish to thank the students & staff at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School for the bravery that we understand they howed in protecting and ultimately saving many lives. We would also like to thank the first responders for their courage and bravery by running toward harm's way and for bringing an end to the violence.


Alaina Joann Petty

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Katherine Maldonado

August 22, 2018

Although I did not know her, I was impacted by Alaina’s passing. She seemed to be a very sweet and kind person and I’m sure that comes from her upbringings. I admire your strength for not only dealing with a loss of a loved one, but for also taking action and encouraging love. I’d also like to wish Alaina a happy birthday in heaven, I know she’s taking care of you and will always be with you.

Ed McEvoy

March 9, 2018

Farewell to a brave and beautiful young lady. Thank you for your service to your community from a retired Soldier.

The Mason Family

March 5, 2018

Mr. Petty, I know in my heart your words made a difference. Though Alaina is no longer of this earth, her legacy will be the work you do in her name to make sure other parents do not have to suffer the way you and your family are. Words are inadequate in this scenario when trying to express sorrow for such a loss, but please know our prayers continue. May your memories of happy times together hold your heart company until you see her again.


February 26, 2018

My condolences are with the you. May the God of comfort and tender mercies give you the strength to endure the loss of your precious Alaina.

sandy bruner

February 24, 2018

My thoughts and prayers to your family.Rest in peace

February 23, 2018

We pray that Our Lady and Her Beloved Son will be a source of comfort to you and your family during this sad time. May Alaina rest in God's eternal embrace.

Maureen Martinez

February 23, 2018

To the family:
My heart is aching for you. God promised that soon he will " remove the wicked and the peaceful ones will possess the earth." As a parent with a child in school, I truly look forward to this promise coming true. You will continue to be in my prayers.


February 23, 2018

My heart goes out to you and your family at this difficult time

Liz Martin

February 23, 2018

I'm so sorry for your loss. I did not know you or Alaina, but I know you were part of the Redmond, WA community for many years. I am heartbroken for you and your family. May you find peace.

Riley Burton

February 23, 2018

I can't imagine the pain and sadness you feel for the loss of Alaina. Please know that your fellow Latter-day Saints and Americans are thinking of you and praying for the sweetest blessings to come to you. We love you.