Dermanjian, Rebecca 1992-2011
Becky is remembered as a kind person with a loving heart. She was friendly, respectful, caring, and genuine; absolutely beautiful inside and out. She loved to dance, listen to favorite and new music and go to concerts. Rebecca loved the beach and Disney World. She loved spending time with her friends. She loved to just have fun. Rebecca was the "go-to" person for many of her friends. She offered wise and honest advice. Rebecca was very intelligent and won many awards, not only in her public school years at Mount Olive High School but even in her one and only year at Monmouth University. She loved to read and learned how at a very early age. Rebecca loved to write stories even before she could spell. Her writing won her many awards and scholarships and one published paper in college. Rebecca's year at Monmouth University was so impressive that there is a butterfly bush planted on campus with a plague in her memory. The Rebecca Dermanjian Memorial Scholarship is given each year to an incoming freshman majoring in psychology, which was her major. Perhaps the most important and precious thing to Rebecca was her family. Not only her brother, father and mother, but her grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins and very large extended family. She loved holidays, parties and family gatherings. She meant the world to each of her family members. Rebecca will be "forever young" and forever loved. Rebecca lived by the words: "follow your heart." And that is exactly what she did.