“Andrea you are missed greatly by your fellow students at Orange Grove. Yesterday many of them wore red hearts in honor of you. I still see you in your desk drawing fantastic images and creating many masterpieces. I loved your creative and playful nature. I will always be thankful that you were part of my Class. I pray for comfort and peace for your family.
“I went to school with Andrea and she was one of my few friends. She and I met in 6th grade, after talking for a bit we found we had alot in common. I see a little bit of her everywhere, in books she liked, listening to bands she talked about, and in dance. We were in the same dance class in 7th grade and nethir of us liked it, but we had eachother to talk to and be around during that awful class which made it better. Whenever she needed someone to listen I listened, whenever she grew...
“I will always remember your inquisitive nature, sweet smile and how you always would touch my hair, a beautiful polite child who was always gracious. Andrea, we will all miss you immensly.
“My son Ryan was with Andrea that morning. He held her hand and hopefully gave her some comfort. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and everyone involved. Rest in peace Andrea.
“Andrea will surely be missed!
“I knew Andrea last year, when I was in 6th grade. She was one of my best friends-I have pictures of her on my camera. We liked all the same things...books, art, TV shows. She was like a sister to me. The last time I saw her was on the last day of school, when we met at our usual spot at the carline. We huged, cried, and said our goodbyes. I never thought it would our last. Goodbye and good luck, Andrea. I'll miss you.
“She would have made such am impact in the world and I am sure she had touched many people already. She was the kindest person I have ever met and smarter than most adults I know. She is be greatly missed and never forgotten. Her and I had a love for the color purple and that is one thing that will always remind me of her everyday and forever. I love you Andrea and you will always be in my thoughts forever and always!
“I knew her in sixth grade and when she left, we exchanged numbers. I texted her and she texted back. I miss her so bad.
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Andrea Bower, 13, died Nov. 16, 2012.Read More