Katy touched me in so many ways. From the day I felt her kick in Colleen's belly (a first for me), to our silly wrestling matches at Fox Hills, to our final conversation when she tried to comfort me with advice about my pain. Now, she continues to touch me through songs on the radio and when I see such spunk in Kaitlyn that reminds me of her. Her heart grows on. But, to my sister, Colleen, my brother, Rick, and their amazing children, Joe, Beth and Maria, my heart goes out to you. I am here for all of you and continue to look for the 'signs' that I know your beautiful Katy sends.
I met Katy when she was about five years old. We were new to the neighborhood and Katy came knocking at our door, with Maria in tow, to welcome us and ask to play. This began my beautiful relationship with my "little Katy". For the next five years, she ran across back yards to come over and jump on our whirlpool, watch TV and hang out. She went everywhere with my boy, Ryan Brezette and I. We danced at Applebees, giggled through movies and played at parks and the zoo. One of my favorite memories is surprising her with front row tickets to her favorite boy band, The Hanson Brothers, for her birthday. She was sick the night of the concert but came and rocked it out anyhow. Katie and I had bestfriend necklaces we shared despite that I was more of a motherfigure than a tween. I loved Katie and remember being in the hospital with her when she got her pacemaker. We didn't spend much time together after I left the neighborhood but Katie was always in my heart. She will remain a special person in my life and in my heart. I thank her family for sharing her with me.
We were truly blessed to have Katy in our lives...she was beautiful inside and out. We're still struggling with why her time on earth was cut so short...but we also know that God takes only the very best. We're sure His plan for her is something we can only imagine...Katy and Evan's love will continue on...To Rick, Colleen, Joe, Sarah, Bethany, Ben, Maria, and Aaron, we continue to pray for you to find the strength to get through this as we also are trying to do. We love all of you...To Katy, we love and miss you so much...until we meet again...
We are so sorry Rick and Colleen, we can't imagine. We are sending out prayers and know that your faith will get you through this.
Steve and Laurie Lake
I met Katy thru Laura Fennig we realized after we had a lot of the same friends. I have many great memories that include Katy. She had a beautiful smile that could light up a room.