On April 8, 2011 a tragic car accident took the life of our beloved daughter, Britney Lee Wentworth. This page is meant to honor Britney's life and we invite family members and friends to share their thoughts, memories, laughter and tears with us.
Britney was a whopping 9lb 23in long baby...hard to imagine because she turned out to be such a dainty girl, but she was. :) As a baby she was quite a handful...I don't think any of us slept for the first year! At just a year old we had to set the crib at the lowest setting because she was a little monkey who always climbed out of her bed. As a toddler she was all over the place! She used to have this 3 wheeled airplane and we lived in an apartment complex at the bottom of a pretty big hill. Brit would get on that airplane, bare feet and all and fly down the hill, head back, laughing all the way! She was a little daredevil! But when it came time for me to go to work and Brit to go to daycare, she was not so daring. She sat in the window for the entire time waiting for me to come back. In Kindergarden, she was ready to go and was always a helper and so very sweet and that continued on throughout her life. Brit loved her first grade teacher so much that she wanted to make sure that she gave her a present at the end of the year...she gave her a little handmade stuffed kitty. Middle school came and went with dances and friends and sleepovers and going to the local fairs and camping and soccer....quite often you would see Brit on the field fixing her hair and not paying attention to the game. :) She was all girl. In High School there was Cheerleading and the Fearsome Foursome and of course, boys. Britney was also very smart. Though school definitely wasn't her idea of a good time, she really got through it without much effort. As a young woman finding herself she was ready to go out into the world...we were not ready for her to go so there was lots of pushing and pulling and many tears. Through all of this, Britney kept her job at Best Buy and began classes at CM and recently took an interest in Interior Design and was completing an application for the Art Institute in Portland.
Britney was pure beauty, love, and joy and we were so very blessed by God on the day she was born. We will miss her every moment of every day and we will love her eternally. We are very thankful that even through the tough times, there was never a day that went by that we didn't tell each other we loved each other.
Britney will be Forever Loved and Never Forgotten
Do not stand at my grave and weep.
I am not there; I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn’s rain.
When you awaken in the morning’s hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry
I am not there. I did not die.