New York Times Portraits of Grief
On September 11, 2001, Rancho Santa Margarita resident Lisa Frost was a passenger on the ill-fated United Airlines Flight 175.
When Boston University went to California to recruit Lisa Frost she fell in love with the school. By the time Miss Frost was in her junior year at B.U. she was traveling the West Coast talking about the university and doing the recruiting herself. She graduated summa cum laude in May, with two degrees, one in communications and one in hospitality administration, which everyone thought was absolutely fitting for a woman with her embracing character.
She was awarded the Boston University Scarlet Key for extraordinary achievement in student activities and organizations.
"Everybody that comes in contact with her is just so inspired and so motivated," said her father, Tom Frost. On the B.U. Web site there are more than 80 messages sent in by people who knew Miss Frost and many who didn't but were touched by the story of how she died while taking a flight to begin her career at home in California.
Lisa's family and friends will miss her sweet smile. . . .
Peggy Burnett of Cerritos, Calif., never met Miss Frost but she knitted her family a red, white and blue afghan. "My heart just went out to them," Ms. Burnett said.
Mr. Frost recently planted a 13-foot scrub oak near his home in Rancho Santa Margarita in honor of his 22-year-old daughter. He placed a granite plaque there with an inscription he wrote detailing her life, her death and all the lives she touched.
This tree is planted in her memory and is dedicated to parents who have children that are with God in heaven.