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Oaklee Lynn Sidwell

Died: Wed., Aug. 14, 2013


Visitation

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Fri., Aug. 16, 2013
10:30 AM to 12:30 PM, Sat., Aug. 17, 2013
Location: Panguitch Stake Center


Funeral Service

1:00 PM Sat., Aug. 17, 2013
Location: Panguitch Stake Center


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Oaklee Sidwell

Panguitch, Utah

Our sweet Oaklee Lynn Sidwell, 9, left us on August 14, 2013 in Salt Lake City, after a tragic accident. She was surrounded by all of her loving family as she went back into the arms of her Heavenly Father. She was born July 11, 2004 in Panguitch to Tracy and Desiree Griffin Sidwell, the sister of Tyler and Jordan Sidwell.

Oaklee was here with us for nine wonderful years and was so full of life. She lived it to the fullest and shared her happiness with everyone around her. She loved to do so many things: riding motorcycles, fishing, camping, hunting, frog hunting, shooting her BB gun, soccer, baseball, basketball, swimming, playing with all her cousins and friends, sheep riding, riding horses, farming, to shopping trips with her mom. Any time spent with her family and friends was important to her. She always wanted to help with everything. She was the mommy to all the little kids around her, and her daddy’s partner while she helped him work in the shop. The list could go on forever because she enjoyed life everyday and everyone around her was a part of that. She brought a special spirit with her wherever she went and impacted so many peoples lives in the short time she was with us.

Oaklee also had a great love for animals. She started out bottle feeding lambs and calves. From there her motherly instinct grew and she took in many more animals. When you came to her house you could see how much she loved animals with cats, dogs, rabbit, fish, guinea pig, parrot, horses, sheep, and cows. Her newest pet was her baby Jack rabbit she fed with a syringe that the dog brought to her. She would take any animal in and make sure it was taken care of. She pretty much had her own petting zoo.

Oaklee you will be missed, but we know you will always be watching over us and be our precious Angel.

She is survived by her parents; brothers; grandparents: Don Bridges, Russell and Annette Bridges, Mary Lynn Sidwell; great-grandparents: Yukon Norman, LaMar Jolley, Joyce Jolley, Darlene Reynolds; many aunts, uncles and cousins whom she loved very much.

She is proceeded in death by: grandfathers: Randy Griffin, Larry John Norman, and Richard Sidwell; and great-grandma, Lucille Bridges. She has many more loved ones surrounding her in heaven.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, August 17, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. in the Panguitch Stake Center, 550 South 100 West. Friends may call at the stake center Friday from 6-8 p.m. and Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Burial will be in the Panguitch Cemetery. Funeral Directors: Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti.
If you would like to help the family a fund has been established at Zions Bank in Oaklee’s name.

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Judy & Lynn Griffin
   Posted Wed August 14, 2013
we are so sorry for your loss, our hearts and prayers are with you at this time.We loved her and loved having her around this summer. We will miss her. Love your family and again our deepest sympathy. Lynn & Judy

ieporterwalters
   Posted Wed August 14, 2013
Words can not express my sorrow for your Family,you have a Special Angel watching over you!!!

Jill Westwood Tanner
   Posted Thu August 15, 2013
Sidwell family I am so sorry for your loss. Oaklee always made me smile. I want you to know my thoughts and prayers are with you! Des I love you tons!!

Love Jill

Mike and Lori Porter
   Posted Thu August 15, 2013
Tracy and Des and family. We are so sorry for your loss. Prayers that you may find peace and comfort in this time. Know you have a amazing angel watching over you. She spread a amazing cheer to everyone she met. Her smile will always be remembered. Hugs. Love you guys.

Christal Shotwell
   Posted Thu August 15, 2013
Being a step Family member I would like to send my deepest sympathies for the Family. The Sidwell's are a wonderful Family and I love them all even tho I don't get to see many of you. My prayers are with you.

Sincerely, Christal Shotwell
Daughter of Larry and Lisa Sidwell

Karen
   Posted Thu August 15, 2013
What a beautiful little angel heaven has returned to them. May you feel love, comfort, and peace in your time of mourning. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

tasha sidwell
   Posted Thu August 15, 2013
We all loved her vary much she will be missed by so many I was just thing about het and how she loved to hold my son when he was a new born baby the first thing she asked me was can i hold him and I told her yes she was one bright little girl who we all loved and we will never for get I love u guys so much I wish I could make it home to com

jana vinney
   Posted Thu August 15, 2013
so sorry for your loss my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family

Henry & Leisa Worthen
   Posted Thu August 15, 2013
We are so sorry to hear about the loss of your beautiful daughter/grandaughter, may you find some peace and comfort at this time knowing she with her Heavenly and is watching over you. May God Bless you all.

Albery Howard
   Posted Thu August 15, 2013
Sovery sorry to hear this!! I believe she was a baby when I left! Just want you to know I am thinking about you and praying for you!

Danny and Michelle Perkins
   Posted Thu August 15, 2013
Tracy, Des, and Family,
We are so sorry at the loss of your beautiful daughter. May you be able to find some peace, through all of this. Know of our love and prayers for all the family.

Love
The Perkins Family

Jim and Brenda Woolsey
   Posted Fri August 16, 2013
We are heart broken .... We pray that you will be surrounded by loved ones and that your broken hearts will find some peace in your memories of Sweet Oakley.

Shaunna Rechsteiner
   Posted Fri August 16, 2013
Des and family,
I am so sorry for your loss. Ryan is Oaklee's age and I cannot imagine the hole in your heart. Please know that we are thinking of your family.
Love, Shaunna

Louie and Janalee Bernardo
   Posted Fri August 16, 2013
Tracy, Desiree and fami
We are so sorry for the loss of your little angel Oaklee. Cherish the memories you have of her and may you find peace in the days ahead. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Robyn Simpson-Bowles
   Posted Fri August 16, 2013
I am so sorry for you loss. She was a beautiful little girl. Thoughts and prayers being sent your way.

Vince Shaffer
   Posted Fri August 16, 2013

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Vince Shaffer
   Posted Fri August 16, 2013

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Cynthia Dodds
   Posted Fri August 16, 2013
To the Sidwell family

We are thinking of all of you guys at this time.Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Dave and Cindy Dodds

Carolyn Orton Alvey
   Posted Fri August 16, 2013
Dear Sidwell Family,

I am sorry that I didn't have the opportunity of enjoying a smile in passing with Oaklee. From what I have read about Oaklee, all of the beautiful times that were shared with her by so many, and watching Oaklee totally enjoy life, it is so obvious that you were doing something right in rasing such a sweet little girl.

I am so sorry that you are suffering. I have no idea what it would be like to have to give a child back to God. I can't even imagine.

May God wrap you all up in His arms and hold you all so tight. May God bring you comfort and peace. May you each find sweet joy and hapiness when you think of your precious Oaklee.

God bless each of you.

Sincerely,

Carolyn Orton Alvey

GLORIA AND MARVIN PORTER
   Posted Fri August 16, 2013
tracy,des and family so sorry for your loss it is really hard when they are taken so early. remember that we love you dearly and pray for r comfort every day.

Elmer Family
   Posted Fri August 16, 2013
Our deepest and sincerest condolences on the loss of your Angel Oaklee. Love and prayers are with you during the extremly difficult time.

God Bless you all.


coralee carlson
   Posted Fri August 16, 2013
I'm unsure what to say, my words could never describe how sad I am for you all. I know she will be your angel in Heaven and she will always be with you.

Tonya
   Posted Sat August 17, 2013
Prayers and condolences to your family. I can't imagine what you are going through. I'm so sorry for your loss.

Adam Proctor
   Posted Sat August 17, 2013
We cannot always prevent these tragedies. Our love goes out to Oaklee and all of her family members at this difficult time. She sounds like a wonderful young girl who had a joy for the many blessings this life can give us. Know that you provided many of those blessings for her!

Erin
   Posted Sat August 17, 2013
I sent you message on facebook, Desiree, but you have to click on the "other" folder to find it, since you don't know me yet. I am so very sorry for your loss, and I pray for your comfort. So, so sad to lose such a precious baby!

Clint & Jolene
   Posted Sat August 17, 2013
So sorry with your loss of your beautiful daughter, she was the most beautiful girl and will never be forgotten.

Leslie and Mesha (Smith) Nisson
   Posted Sat August 17, 2013
So very sorry for your lost. God Bless you and your family. You're in our thoughts and prayers..

Richard Wayne Cleveland
   Posted Sat August 17, 2013
Our heart aches for the Sidwell family and I know that small towns can see some amazing people brought up in them. Although we don't know your family, I feel your young daughter was a special person in so many people's lives and tragedies like this are what helps us appreciate the ordinary in our lives because in reality our lives and those God blesses us with are all EXTRAORDINARY! May Heavenly Father continue to uplift and support you all through this and know that Oaklee will be watching, helping, comforting and waiting for you all to be with her again someday!

Stewart and Arjean Ivie
   Posted Sat August 17, 2013
Tracy, Des and boys, we are so sorry for the loss of your beautiful little daughter Oaklee. May the lords loving arms wrap around you at this difficult time and give you the strength and comfort you need. All of Garfield county loves you!! Please know you're in our thoughts and prayers!!!! Arjean and Stewart Ivie

Marilyn Speroni
   Posted Sun August 18, 2013
God bless you all. We too have a guardian angel who left us at age two and while she is deeply missed we know where she is. You will stay close to your precious little one and she will be waiting for you. Much love to you.

Stephanie from California
   Posted Sun August 18, 2013
I didn't know Oaklee but I just read about her on a website, the Daily Mail. Many people wrote nice comments about her though they didn't know her either. I don't know why these things happen to innocent children and to such a sweet and caring girl too. I can see she will be missed terribly. Tears are coming down my cheeks because of how much she was loved. I'm just so sorry this happened.

Paul
   Posted Sun August 18, 2013
I did not know her, but she looks so much like my niece, who is her age.

She sounds like an amazing little lady.

My deepest and most sincere condolences.

Paul

Robert Gift
   Posted Mon August 19, 2013
I am so sorry.

Jennifer Marchbanks
   Posted Mon August 19, 2013
My heart goes out to your entire family. I heard about the tragic loss of your beautiful Oaklee on our news in Colorado, and cried. She will forever be watching over you as an angel.

God Bless you!

Jennifer Marchbanks

Lily ching
   Posted Mon August 19, 2013
Im so sorry even though i don't really know her but seems to be a wonderful little girl who brings ton of happiness to everyone but still i am so sorry i will pray for all of you guy.


Lily ching

Patsy Haws
   Posted Tue August 20, 2013
Dear Sidwell Family,
Your family is so special to us. please know our thoughts, prayers and love is with you always, especially during this sad time.
Love to all of you, Aunt Patsy and the whole Haws family.

Delise Herem
   Posted Wed August 21, 2013
Dear Sidwell Family,
You don't know me but I have been following your family's story. I was deeply touched and wanted to send you my sympathy. Oaklee is a beautiful young lady. I know that she will be watching over you. Her earthly mission was short; she must have been one of God's elect and He needed her for a Heavenly mission. The Lord's plan is perfect. Someday we will understand. May you find peace and understanding in the days ahead.
With deepest sympathy,
Delise Herem

Tammy Chambers and family
   Posted Wed August 21, 2013
So sorry to hear of your tragic loss :( My family and I are praying for your beautiful angel and your family's pain. I'm a mother of 4 and could only imagine what everyone there is going through right now...it hurts me inside. I hope you find some peace in the magic memories Oaklee has left you with and in her smile through photographs. <3 All our love, Tammy Chambers and family (Ontario, Canada)

Victoria Heaton
   Posted Thu August 22, 2013
I am so sorry and my prayers are with you.

stephanie young, gunnison,utah
   Posted Fri August 23, 2013
I do not know your family, but I feel I must offer my sincere sympathy. No one knows the pain that comes with losing a child unless they have experienced it. I have lost 2 sons in the last 2 years. The only thing that has gotten me through it is the fact that I know that I will be with them again and that they are in a much better place. I hope and pray your family will feel this comfort. I am so sorry. I do know that they are very near us. My prayers are with your family.

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