'She was so special, with a smile for everyone,' friend and fellow flight attendant Gretchen Sarmanian said at Arestegui's memorial service.
The petite Arestegui, Sarmanian said, was small enough to fit into the tightest corner of the tiniest airplane galley -- an advantage working with a large crew. She was 'such a bundle of energy,' Sarmanian recalled.
Bobbi grew up as one of five sisters in Hawthorne, Calif., a Los Angeles suburb perhaps best known as the hometown of the Beach Boys. She graduated from Leuzinger High School in nearby Lawndale in 1980.