Our beautiful angel, Katy, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly in the early morning hours of April 2, 1995. She had been involved in an auto-pedestrian accident on the 19th of March, two weeks previous to her death. We were coming out of the church after services were over. She was run over by a car that did not see her step out into the parking lot. The car knocked her down, straddled her with the front tires, then ran up and over her chest and head with the back tire and came to a stop on her head. The driver did not know he had hit her. She spent 3 days at Primary Children's hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah.
The doctors had treated her for bruising on her left lung and serious abrasions, but she had no broken bones, no head injuries, and no spinal injuries, which was truly a miracle. She came home on the 22nd of March. We were told to expect her to fully recover. We enjoyed her so much those days that we had her with us. She was our miracle! We were amazed at her recovery. Then, on the night of April 1st, we were getting ready for bed, and she was having a hard time settling down, so we let her stay up for a while longer. She was playing with her big brother, eating jelly beans, banging on a pot like a drum, doing normal kid things, then began to complain that her tummy hurt. We laid her down, and I went to get her a drink, when I heard her scream. When I got to her, she was having trouble breathing.
We called the paramedics, and they got lost trying to find our house. She soon stopped breathing. Her grandfather performed CPR until the ambulance finally arrived, but it was too late. She could not be revived. She was pronounced dead at 12:30 AM April 2nd. Several weeks later, we learned that she had suffered serious heart damage in the accident, and it was not detected while she was in the hospital.
We love you so much, Katy....and will always miss your sweet happy face and cheerful disposition! You have taught us so much! We will be forever grateful for the time that we had with you, and we look forward to the day when we will be together again. We know that you are with our Heavenly Father now, and with your brother John.
You will never be forgotten!
Mommy, Jordanne, Colin, Shannon and Austin