SPC Ember Marie Alt

June 28, 1991June 18, 2013
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Ember Marie Alt, 21, of Killeen died Tuesday, June 18, 2013 in Afghanistan while serving her country.

She graduated from Killeen High School in 2009 where she excelled in track. One of her crowning moments is where she helped lead her team to the State finals her senior year.

Ember joined the United States Army in 2011. During her service, SPC Ember Marie Alt received many awards for her accomplishments to include the Bronze Star, Purple Heart Medal and the Combat Action Badge just to name a few.

She was a vibrant and loving person who left a lasting impression on everyone she came into contact with.

Ember is survived by her parents; Chuck Alt of Killeen, Cynthia Merchant of Gulfport MS. and Rick and Jennifer Owens of Killeen. Grandparents; Charles Alt, Ruchanee Holmer, Mike and Bella Trowbridge and Marc and Theresa Nadeau. Godparents; Corey Daughtry, Cody Hall, Bryce Nadeau and Shannon Alt.

She will also be missed by her siblings; Kayla and Jacob Alt, and Bryce and Evan Owens and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Ember is preceded in death by her grandmother, Mary M. Alt and her grandfather, Roger Holmer.

A visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, June 28, 2013 at Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home in Killeen.

Funeral services are on Saturday, June 29, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. at Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home in Killeen with burial to follow at Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery with full military honors.

Words of comfort may be left for the family at

Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements.


  • Visitation Friday, June 28, 2013
  • Funeral Service Saturday, June 29, 2013

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Suzanne Davenport

January 18, 2017

I do not know your family or your fallen hero but I just wanted to let you know as a military brat - I felt the need to have a goal this year to honor one of our fallen every day. Today I have read about Spc. Alt and wanted you to know that she touched my heart. I will be remembering her today and sharing her story on my facebook page for others to remember her as well. I am truly sorry for the loss of such a wonderful young lady. Peace - Suzanne

June 19, 2014

I was with you in the operating room at Bagram...RIP Ember

Beth Durham-Gillett

June 2, 2014

Her service to our country will never be forgotten. Blue Star Mothers of America - Houston Chapter

Dionne Riggins

May 18, 2014

I woke up this morning thinking of you...of your's been almost a year. It doesn't seem like it. My heart still hurt just as bad as the day I found out. I love you, Ember.

Patrick Turck

April 17, 2014

I am the president of the Central Texas Fallen Heroes Memorial and we will be honoring your daughter at the Killeen Memorial Day Ceremony this year. Please contact me as soon as possible as I would like to have you select a photo that we will use and will be engraved on a memorial stone. I can be contacted at 254-681-2224. Thank you and God bless you and your family!

Tyqurial Marshall

February 11, 2014

I really miss you Chickadee. Wish you were here to see how Tylon is growing, and boy is he bad. Not a day goes by I don't think of you or stop to take a minute to say good morning, I love you, or good night. Just wish you didn't have to leave here so soon. I love you Ember, we love you! And I'll see you in heaven angel.


December 9, 2013

I send my heartfelt sympathies to the family and friends of Spc. Ember M. Alt, May you look for comfort from the All Mighty God and Jesus Christ. (John 17:3)

Ashley E

December 8, 2013

I constantly find myself thinking of you, Ember. I will never forget how you accepted me for who I was, and I will always remember the friendship we had. Words cannot express how painful your loss was and still is. Forever stealing your glasses, chica.

October 22, 2013

I don't know what good words do but if they help at all I hope you as a family are PROUD of SPC. EMBER M. ALT..I am so sorry that she had to give her life for the people of The United States. I did not know her but I have family in Chilton, Mantraze's friend Leighton Lawson is my nephew. Mantraze calls me Aunt Rue. I look forward to the day that all Military is back home. I have read a lot about Ember, she sounded like a one of a kind person, she had a plan & was stopped before she was abel to fulfill her dreams..God Bless you all, LaRue Tillman, Baytown, Texas

Reggie Williams

July 19, 2013

This saddens my heart