Her unexpected death has left her family and friends heartbroken, though her sweetness, infectious laughter, silliness, kindness, fierce loyalty, sharp wit, strength, love, and friendship has provided endless memories to anyone and everyone that experienced, even just once, the ray of sunshine that was Alison.
Alison was born on the 7th of November 1970, in Houston, to Deanne Wagner and Norman Scott Thrash. From the moment she entered the world, she loved infinitely and her personality brought everyone endless laughter, warmth, light and joy.
Her early formative years were spent on the picturesque Timberlane Drive in Alvin, Texas, where the open lawns of neighbors connected the community and the children ran free with all of the innocence of youth. There were fences, but they were there to be climbed and did not act as barriers. Perhaps, for this reason, Alison had a special affinity for fences.
Alison, her brother, and Deanne came to Houston, as the freckled blond girl was entering third grade, where she zipped through Poe Elementary School with the zeal of Eloise in the Plaza Hotel.
From Poe, on to River Oaks Baptist School she went, into new and unfamiliar, and perhaps, intimidating territory. She made this transition into and through middle school as a pre-teen and young teenager rarely veering away from, and always finding her way back to, being her true self. The elasticity of this age and her resolve to be Alison, would carry forward and ultimately result in lifelong friendships and form the foundation of the confident (no more freckles!), humorous, sweet, friend-to-everyone, person who made an impact on anyone that has been lucky enough to enter her sphere.
She carried this energy forward to Episcopal High School, where the innocence of youth and the will to shine brightly, intersected with…..well, good times. Her sphere grew wider yet again, because naturally, every freshman “inside the loop” was kind of looking for a little youthful, innocent-ish adventure, and Sister could provide that outlet. So, on to Lamar High School she was sent, though the “fresh start” did not deter her from casting a wider net of friends through all times, not just the good ones.
As a matter of fact, by staying true to herself, Alison was able to make an imprint on everyone who knew her. Imprints last forever.
Thereafter, Alison attended Southwest Texas State University in San Marcos, where she experienced independence and continued good times, and she returned to Houston with a purpose.
She followed in her mother’s footsteps, establishing herself as a fixture in the Houston residential real estate community. She was a natural people person and this time in her life was full of passion, for those she met, for her job, and for her life. There are many people that Alison continued to make an impression upon and many that contributed to her growth as a young business woman. She spent many years in the real estate community and also on the title company side of the business, all along being sincere, hilarious, energetic, and a ray of sunshine. Alison.
During those magical times of being an independent adult, her paths crossed with Kevin Wunsch. After years of friendship and a growing relationship, the two kindred souls realized that independence may have a different meaning. For Alison and Kevin, this meant a deeply rooted bond of happiness, caring, trust, and love that is rarely found. Patience had certainly paid off and two independents became one.
Alison was fond of turtles, fences, and the Houston Astros! She was not fond of thunder and lightning. She was a caregiver, daughter, wife, the cool(est) aunt, the best sister imaginable, and a friend to everyone.
Thank you for sharing your experiences with Alison in whatever way she may have touched you. We will all miss her ferociously. May the imprinted memories and sunburns from her rays of light carry us all through life as it goes on forever.
Alison is survived and immensely loved by her husband of eight years, Kevin Wunsch; her mother Deanne White; her brother Scott True Thrash and wife Blair, and their two children Anita Mae and True West; her father N. Scott Thrash; her brother-in-law Keith Wunsch and wife Krista and their two children Keith Jr. and Zodia.
A memorial service is to be conducted at eleven o’clock in the morning on Friday, the 18th of November, in the Sanctuary of the Church of St. John the Divine, 2450 River Oaks Blvd, where the Rev. Dr. Douglas Richnow, D.Min., is to officiate.
KINDLY NOTE: Those unable to attend may view the service remotely by visiting Alison’s online memorial tribute at GeoHLewis.com and selecting the “Join Livestream” icon in the “Services” section. While there, you may also share fond memories and words of comfort and condolence electronically with her family by selecting the “Add A Memory” icon.
Immediately following, all are invited to greet the family during a reception at a venue to be announced during the service.
Sister’s Brother; Alo’s Sister-In-Law, Niece and Nephew; Thrasher’s Friends; and Alison’s Mother and Husband
In lieu of customary remembrances, we hope you will consider memorial contributions to the Alzheimer’s Association at https://www.alz.org/donate; the Sea Turtle Conservancy at https://conserveturtles.org/; or The Astros Foundation, P.O. Box 288, Houston, TX, 77002-0288, Marian Harper, [email protected]