The Rohnert Park community will have a chance to mourn the brief life of 2-year-old Calli Murray, who was hit and killed in a crosswalk, at public memorial service on Sunday.
The service will be at 2 p.m. at Parent-Sorensen Mortuary, 850 Keokuk St., in Petaluma.
The little girl was walking hand-in-hand with her mother, Ling Murray, across Snyder Lane during busy commute traffic shortly after dark on Dec. 1.
Girl, 2, Killed In Rohnert Park
As a memorial grows, Petaluma residents Greg Fletcher and fiance Debbie Mills comfort one another at the corner of Snyder Lane and Medical Center Drive in Rohnert Park, Thursday Dec. 2, 2010 as they mourn the death of their best friends daughter, two year-old Calli Murray and the severe injuries to mother Ling Murray. The Murray's were struck by a car while using a crosswalk on Snyder Lane Wednesday evening. Fletcher was the best man in the Murray's wedding. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat) 2010
A memorial appears, Thursday Dec. 2, 2010 at the site where a two year-old girl was struck and killed by a car while crossing the street in a crosswalk Wednesday evening at Snyder Lane and Medical Center Drive in Rohnert Park. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat) 2010
As kids from Lawrence E. Jones Middle School cross at Medical Center Drive and Snyder Lane in Rohnert Park, a driver swerves around the pedestrians, Thursday Dec. 2, 2010 and continues south on Snyder Lane. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat) 2010
From left, Rohnert Park Department of Public Safety police Sgt. Jeff Nicks and DPS fire marshal Dan Adam talk with Sonoma County District Attorney investigators, Thursday Dec. 2, 2010 on Snyder Lane in Rohnert Park as the investigation continues in the death of two year-old Calli Murray who was struck by a car while walking with her mother in a crosswalk at Snyder and Medical Center Drive Wednesday night. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat) 2010
Katie Weber of Rohnert Park places flowers, Thursday Dec. 2, 2010 at a memorial for a two-year old girl that was killed by a car while crossing a crosswalk at Snyder Lane and Medical Center Drive in Rohnert Park, Wednesday evening. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat) 2010 PD
Murray continues her recovery as she and husband Jeff prepare for the service.
Ling Murray will not be able to leave the hospital to attend the memorial service. But the family plans to broadcast it online so she may take part from her hospital bed, said her step-father-in-law, Al Andres.
Kaitlyn Dunaway, an 18-year-old Sonoma State University freshman, told an investigating officer she was on her cellphone when she struck the Murrays.
Police were still trying to determine if she was texting, or answering a phone call, at the time of the crash.
Prosecutors have yet to decide what, if any, criminal charges to file against Dunaway.
A fund to help the Murrays with medical expenses was established at Redwood Credit Union, 250 Rohnert Park Expressway, Rohnert Park, 94928. The Murrays have also opened the Calli Ann Memorial Fund, or CAMF, at Wells Fargo Bank in Rohnert Park.
-- Press Democrat Staff