Alina R. BigJohny

August 4, 1988August 13, 2011

Alina R. BigJohny, 23, passed away Saturday, August 13, 2011 in Indianapolis. She was born August 4, 1988 in Fort Wayne. She was a 2007 graduate of Wayne High School and was the salutatorian of her class. She was also the captain of gymnastics team, editor-in-chief of the school paper and senior class president at Wayne High School. She graduated in May 2011 with honors from Manchester College. She was planning on teaching seventh grade this fall at Wilson Middle School, Muncie. She is survived by her father, Robert (Gohar Hakobyan) BigJohny, of Sherwood, AR; mother, Polly A. BigJohny, of Fort Wayne; sister, Christy (Terry Collins) BigJohny, of Fort Wayne; brother, Antonio Guerrero, of Fort Wayne; grandfather, Stepan BigJohny, of Armenia; great grandmother, Margaret Baghoomian, of Glendale, CA; nephew, TJ Collins of Fort Wayne; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. Funeral Service is 11:00 am Friday, August 19, 2011 at Klaehn, Fahl and Melton, Winchester Rd. Chapel, 6424 Winchester Rd. Visitation is 2-9 pm Thursday at the funeral home. Burial in Highland Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials to TJ Collins Education Fund c/o Christy BigJohny.


  • Funeral Service Friday, August 19, 2011
  • Visitation Thursday, August 18, 2011

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August 14, 2012

Miss you!! You have been in my heart and soul all day. Always on my mind. Such a shining star.

Cathy Klein

August 9, 2012

Nearing the anniversary of the terrible trajedy that snuffed out your life.

Rest in peace

Roselyn Pitarro

April 8, 2012

To Alina's family,

I just learned Alina was one of the victims of the Sugarland concert tragedy and cannot imagine the shock and sorrow you have experienced. Words cannot express the depth of my sympathy for the loss of your angel.

As a child, Alina had a special way of touching lives and one could easily recognize that nothing was going to hold her back in making her mark in this world! It makes my heart smile reading about her accomplishments, friends' tributes and seeing photos of her as a beautiful young woman. There is a saying pointing out how one should live their life …. It isn't about how much you love - but how much others love you. May you find comfort in knowing Alina was loved by many.

Keep the faith and may the enormous void in your lives be filled with cherished memories.

Love and prayers -

tonie roberts

January 23, 2012

Alina, Your are not only my cousin but you are my best friend. My most favorite get togethers with the family all most all of them are because of your goofy ways. It still seems that you are here, just like your still in school or on vacation. I can't believe that your really gone and one day I know the family can think of you and smile and laugh in your honor and know that you are doing the same. I love you and miss you... see you later.

Kristen Wilhite

September 5, 2011

I met Alina my freshman year 2008 on our trip to Germany. from then on you can tell she was an amazing person. Right before her death we all went to the Tim McGraw concert and met up. she was am amazing person and will be missed

Judy W

August 30, 2011

Alina had a contagious smile and a great sense of humor. I always knew when she was in the congregration. She made it a point to greet with a smile and the words "How are you today?" Prayers be with the family. Remember the memories that you shared with her and she'll not be forgotten. May God be with you and grant you all peace of mind. Can you imagine the beauty she added to her new home?

Conny Franken

August 26, 2011

Dear Christy...please know that you and your family are in our prayers at this time.
Sincerely, Conny from CHASE

Melody Byrd

August 25, 2011

My son Colton went to school with Alina at Miami Middle School and were good friends then. He was very upset to hear about her and sends his condolences to her family. She was a great friend to Colt and she will be missed very much. RIP Little Angel

Pamela Warren

August 22, 2011

My prayers are with you and your family. I truly feel your pain.

Jonathan Larkin

August 22, 2011

You were the best roommate I could have asked for, for my last year at manchester and I loved all the time we spent together. You were always so happy and positive and you will be missed so much! Truely an amazing person