ArchiveNewsCSUN community mourns tragedy of Desirae CrittendenBy Brooke Holland - Jun 25, 2015Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest WhatsApp Monica Saucedo, Desirae Crittenden's mother, comforts one of her children during a slideshow of images in memory of their family member. A photo of Desirae Crittenden at the memorial service; nearly 200 people were in attendance, including friends, family and students. The service was held at the CSUN Grand Salon on Wednesday, June 24, 2015. Monica Saucedo, Desirae Crittenden’s mother, comforts one of her children during a slideshow of images in memory of their family member. A collection of images placed on a table at the service for Desirae Crittenden. The service was held at the CSUN Grand Salon on Wednesday, June 24, 2015. A friend holds up a totem that was made while at the Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas. The totem was carried at the festival on the weekend of June 20, 2015. Henry Crittenden, father of Desirae Crittenden, looks at a table full of images of his daughter that were collected and displayed by friends. Students wore white in memory of their fallen sorority sister at the service on Wednesday, June 24, 2015. A friend of Desirae Crittenden writes a final note on a memorial board. Desirae Crittenden’s friends during a slideshow of images in the CSUN Grand Salon. A slide show of images set to Desirae Crittenden’s favorite music. The room was filled with family, students and friends. A photo of Desirae Crittenden and her Alpha Phi sorority plaque. At the end of the service, the Alpha Phi sorority members came forward and formed a line around the family and sang, “Sisters Mine.” After the service, a group of students walked to the Matador Statue on Magnolia Walk East to lay white roses at it’s feet in memory of their fellow, fallen matador. A group of students performed the Tradition of the Rose on campus. Roses were placed at the base of the Matador Statue by students who wanted to celebrate the life of Desirae Crittenden.Photographs by Matt Rose.