"She was a good soul": Family remembers victim who died in Soddy-Daisy plane crash
The family of the woman who died from a plane crash in Soddy-Daisy held a celebration of life at the Urban Lawn in Chattanooga Saturday, January 12th.
Alaina Marinello is the daughter of Lynda Marinello and she says if anybody knew her mother, she would want to be remembered with smiles and laughter instead of sorrow and sadness.
"Lynda Marinello, was a ball of glitter and spun in love and light and just the smallest softest perfect angel I'll ever know,” said Alaina as she recounted many of the memories she had with her mother.
Lynda Marinello was one of two people who died from a plane crash at Chickamauga Lake.
Crews spent days recovering the plane and the bodies.
Lynda's daughter, Alaina says she is still in disbelief.
Alaina said, "I'm still pretty numb, I think that's standard for anybody that loses a parent in a situation like this where you don't see it coming."
Alaina says seeing so many people come to her mother's celebration means the world and even more so because each person shares their own personal memory of Lynda.
Kris Capello remembers Lynda fondly saying she at one point taught one of her children.
Capello said, "We joked about so many things and had such a good time, kind of got into little trouble together too, but that's part of it. Jersey girls are going to do that.” Capello went on to say, “She went beyond teaching history to teaching life lessons was caring and loving and that's where I am going to start crying."
Alaina says that in this time of grieving, her brother and father have been with her every step of the way.
Alaina said, "We hang our hats on little pieces of light within a situation which are she didn't suffer, she would have never wanted to have wrinkles and be very old or feel like anybody had to take care of her.”
The family is set to have Lynda Marinello's remains cremated and her ashes pressed into little pieces of jewelry to honor her wishes.
The other victim, Captain Frank Davey's funeral has been set.
Visitation will be Tuesday, January 15th from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Lane Funeral Home on Ashland Terrace.
The funeral will be the following morning at Hixson Presbyterian church at 11:00 a.m.