January 5, 2009
LA funeral held for Majel Roddenberry
About 300 people, some in
Star Trek costumes, attended the Los Angeles funeral of Majel Barrett Roddenberry on Sunday, E! News reported.
The woman known as the First Lady of
Star Trek died Dec. 18, reportedly from leukemia, at the age of 76. She was married to late
Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry from 1969 until he died in 1991 at the age of 70. She played Nurse Christina Chapel on the original
Star Trek TV series and also lent her voice to the USS Enterprise's computer in various other
Star Trekfans. Among the mourners were original
Trekstars Walter Koenig, Nichelle Nichols and George Takei, E! News said.