CSUSB senior Natasha Zahra died Saturday Oct. 30 at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center from complications from surgery after falling from a third-fl oor bridge of Jack Brown Hall the previous Thursday.
Services were held for Natasha Wednesday Nov. 2 and her funeral was held Thursday Nov. 3 in Colton, where she lived and attended high school. Several CSUSB and former Colton High students showed to pay their respects.
“She was a very dedicated, hard worker with a brain as large as her heart. She was compassionate, intelligent and had a spark that made her a real presence,” said former high school classmate Kevin Miller.
“She had the biggest heart of anyone I know. She truly cared for her friends and was always there for them to listen and help however she could. Just being around her brought a smile to your face, even on your worst days, and no matter what stress she was going through, she always had a smile just for you,” said CSUSB student and former high school classmate Elissa Valencia.
Natasha was a nursing major on a President’s Academic Excellence Scholarship and a student mentor. Natasha was a personal friend of mine for six years and I can say with certainty that she will be sorely missed.
By Richard Bowie, Executive Editor