Monday, January 07, 2008

Tragic

My dear friend passed away yesterday. I am shocked, stunned and saddened. She was lethally shot yesterday in our church parking lot in Lehi, Utah. I don't live in Utah anymore, so I talked to most ward members over the phone... very sad and tragic for all of us. She was a great friend and a very very special girl. She was killed on her 30th birthday by her estranged (crazy psycho) husband. Jake worked with the husband and is very shocked as well. So so sad. She leaves behind two little boys, ages 18 months and 4 years.

I set up a memorial blog for her:
http://www.kristymemoryblog.blogspot.com/

Click on the site and there are some news report links on the left hand side.

Count your blessings.

14 comments:

Debbi said...

Sarah that is so sad! My prayers go out to you and your friends family. We really are blessed with the knowledge we have of the gospel through times like this. Your site is an amazing memorial.

lori said...

Sarah
I a so sad. Matt and I could NOT believe that story. I am so sad that there are so many grieving hearts right now.

Celeste Pearson said...

It has been all over the news here and I'm so sad for all thoses that have lost her. That was so sweet of you to set up her memorial blog.

eRiCa said...

Sarah I am so sorry for you, those her knew her and of course her children and family. I ditto what Debbi said regarding the knowledge and comfort that the gospel brings to everyone during times like these. Our prayers and thoughts go out to her little children and family.

Missy said...

Sarie, I'm so sorry. I can only try to understand how you are feeling. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and her family through it all. Again, so so sorry.

Vicky said...

I too want to tell you I am sorry. So tragic indeed. I have lost a few friends early in their lives and it really does break your heart for those left behind, especially the children who need their moms. You're a good and caring friend Sarah.

Lindsey J said...

Sar, you are such a sweetheart.. that blog was such a great idea. I have been reading it all day. It really helps to read all the comments and see the pictures. I hope you are okay, and I miss you :) Linds

Lillie said...

I'm sick... her boys... Oh thank goodness for the gospel. No words seem quite right when you hear something like this.Thankyou for sharing, how wonderful that you started that blog. For those of us who don't know her to hear wonderful things about her.

Sarie said...

Thanks everyone for your kind words. If anyone wants to attend the funeral, the details are on that memorial site.

Anonymous said...

You don't know me, but I occasionally check your blog. You have superb photos and I really like your posts. You crack me up! Most importantly, I did not know your friend, but her story broke my heart. I truly felt as if she is finally at peace, and that her boys will be stronger for this trial. I love your tenderness towards her and that lovely memorial you did for her. She is certainly polishing your seat next to her in heaven. If we all could be so lucky to have a friend like you. God bless you and your friends family.

Kristy's Family and Friends: said...

Anonymous: That was a very kind comment, Thank you so much. take care.
Sarah

Katherine said...

Wow that is so horrible. It breaks my heart to think that things like that happen among us. The memory blog is beautiful sarie.

Katherine said...

Wow that is so horrible. It breaks my heart to think that things like that happen among us. The memory blog is beautiful sarie.

Kelly said...

Wow that is so crazy and so unbelievably tragic. I can't imagine how hard life will be for those two little boys. A mother that is gone and a father that will be in prison the rest of his life. I am so sorry for your loss.