Wendy Catherine Alling, age 55, of Raleigh passed away peacefully on August 25, 2019 after a long battle following a bone marrow transplant. Wendy was born on October 1, 1963 in Durham. She grew up spending time overseas in Ghana, Sierra Leone, and India before settling down in the Triangle. Wendy was a kind, loving, and caring mother, wife, sister, daughter, friend, and colleague. She had a passion for helping others, from her time in social work to advocating for and volunteering with Safe Haven for Cats, where she adopted her two beloved cats, Cam and Scarlet. Wendy was an avid sports fan and loved following the Duke Blue Devils, Carolina Hurricanes, Carolina Panthers, Charlotte Hornets, and Atlanta Braves.
Wendy is survived by her son Matthew Smith (Vanessa) of Hickory; step-daughters Karen Smith of Raleigh and Jessica Rasoulyan (Tareq) of Cary; parents Guy and Barbara “Muffie” Alling of Fuquay-Varina; grandchildren Zaki and Qais Rasoulyan of Cary; sisters Marcie Alling (David) of Lansing, MI and Laurie Prince (Richard) of Greenland, NH; niece Rigel Hall (Eric) of West Chester, PA; and nephew Mike Kolczak (Amy) of Timnath, CO. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Smith.
A service celebrating and remembering Wendy will be held on August 30, 2019 at 2:00 pm at Montlawn Funeral Home, 2911 S. Wilmington St., Raleigh, followed by a visitation with the family.