Farrah Mourned by Longhorn Sorority Sisters

By Virginia Breen

Jun 30, 2009 3:30pm

ABC News On Campus reporter Kirby Kristen blogs: Long before Farrah Fawcett was a Charlie’s Angel and iconic poster girl, she was a Longhorn. Fawcett studied microbiology and art after arriving at The University of Texas in 1966. The Corpus Christi blonde bombshell was also a member of the Tri-Delta sorority. Although her time at UT was short, the university shaped her life as it launched her into her future. “I remember how excited I was when I first learned that Farrah Fawcett was a Theta Zeta Tri-Delta,” recalled recent UT graduate and fellow Tri-Delta sister, Alyson Abney.  “This gave the house special significance to me.” Sorority members at UT mourned their legendary sister as family and friends prepared to bury Fawcett at a private funeral service at 4 p.m. today at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in downtown Los Angeles. Fawcett died last Thursday after a battle with cancer. She was 62. “We are so proud that Farrah was a Tri-Delta at UT,” said senior Tri-Delta Katy Clore.  “We like to brag about it to the incoming rushees.  That’s honestly one of the things that first attracted me to Tri-Delta. It’s unfortunate for her that Michael Jackson died the same day and has overshadowed her.” UT sorority members stressed that Fawcett’s memory would live on in Tri-Delta house. “As you join a sorority, your hope is to be a part of a sisterhood that will forever seek the good of others and bring out the best in each of our members,” Abney said.  “Farrah proved to be an example and inspiration to woman throughout her life, but has also left a legacy in her death. As an icon to so many, we are so very proud to claim Farrah as one of our very own Delta Delta Deltas.”

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