Shirley Alter


Age: 85

Summary: retired chairwoman of the YES senior program at the Congregation Beth Yeshurun synagogue in Houston, Texas
who was among one of more than 30 people reported missing and feared dead in the catastrophic May 2015 Texas-Oklahoma flood and tornado outbreak that was preceded by more than a week of heavy rain and killed at least 18 others in a massive flooding when a slow-moving storm system dropped tremendous precepitation across much of the Great Plains region and Southern United States triggering record-breaking flood events along the Blanco River in Hays County, Texas during the overnight of the Memorial Day weekend, in which the National Weather Service issued a flash flood emergency for southwest Harris County (which includes the city of Houston) and northeast Fort Bend County as a result of the ongoing disaster and called the floods the biggest in Texas history.

Cause of Death: Drowned during a flashflood

Born: October 17, 1929

Died: May 26, 2015

Houston, Texas