Napa native killed in bar shooting remembered as “strong and unmovable”


The Napa community came together on Sunday to celebrate the life of one of the victim’s killed in the Thousand Oaks bar shooting. 

Alaina Maria Housley recently graduated from Vintage High School before leaving for college in Los Angeles. 

At a crowded memorial for the teen, Housley’s parents and best friends reminisced about their favorite memories.

Her mother addressed the room at Vintage High School and said, ” I’m such a proud momma to say she was so strong and unmovable. I know she’s up there saying the same thing to me now.”

Through tears of pain, there was laughter. 

“She always had a smile on her face and the only time we ever disagreed was in calculus when she knew her answer was right,” a friend recalled. 

Housley, 18, graduated from high school in June and took her love for singing and playing instruments to Pepperdine University. 

Her light dimmed on Nov. 7 when a gunman opened fire at Borderline Bar and Grill where she and 11 others were killed. 

Her family thanked everyone for their ongoing support during the difficult time and promised to carry on her legacy. 

“Alaina Housley had a destiny to change the world,” he dad said. “Her life may have ended but her destiny will carry on.” 



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