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Claire Elizabeth Kenyon

Our Sweet Princess Claire Bear
Born April 10, 1997, Layton, Utah
On June 27, 2013, after 16 short, but beautiful years, Claire's gentle spirit was lifted up into our Heavenly Father's arms. This followed a tragic and unfortunately, very public sequence of events on I-15.
Claire is the daughter of Thomas & Michele Kenyon and the twin sister of Courtney.
Our dear precious Claire, Care Bear, Sissy, is now in God's hands. She was so kind, sensitive, gentle, and pure. Her sweet voice filled our days with song (Clairedell) and laughter. We cherish the memories of her flowing chassè throughout our home. Mom, Dad and her womb mate Courtney, will never forget all the joy and love she gave us, and to those around her.
Funeral mass will be celebrated Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 10 a.m. at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, 210 South Chapel St., Layton, UT. Friends may visit with family on Monday, July 1 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at Lindquist's Layton Mortuary, 1867 N. Fairfield Road. A Vigil with Rosary will follow at 7:30 p.m.
Tom, Michele, and Courtney would like to thank all of our wonderful, caring family, friends, and kind unknowns. This has been a devastating time. The support has been amazing, and a true testament to the unique Utah community we have belonged to for the last 18 years. For all of you involved in this tragedy, the pain is shared, please find peace. Heal your broken hearts…and we promise to do the same.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Claire may be made to anythingforafriend.com
"If Tomorrow Starts Without Me" Author believed to be David Romano
If tomorrow starts without me, And I'm not here to see, If the sun should rise you find your eyes all filled with tears for me, I wish so much you wouldn't cry The way you did today, while thinking of the many things we didn't get to say. I know how much you love me, as much as I love you and each time that you think of me, I know you'll miss me too. But when tomorrow starts without me please try to understand, that an angel came and called my name and took me by the hand. He said my place was ready, in heaven far above and that I'd have to leave behind all those I dearly love. But as I turned and walked away a tear fell from my eye. For all my life I'd always thought, I didn't want to die. I had so much to live for, so much left yet to do. It seemed almost impossible That I was leaving you. I thought of all the yesterdays The good ones and the bad. I thought of all the love we shared, and all the fun we had. If I could relive yesterday, Just even for a while, I'd say goodbye and kiss you And maybe see you smile. But then I fully realized That this could never be, for emptiness and memories Would take the place of me. And when I thought of worldly things, I might miss come tomorrow, I thought of you and when I did My heart was filled with sorrow. When I walked through heavens gates I felt so much at home. When God looked down and smiled at me From his great golden throne He said, "This is eternity And all I've promised you" Today your life on earth has passed, But here life starts anew. I promise no tomorrow, But today will always last, And since each day is the same There's no longing for the past. You have been so faithful, So trusting and so true. Though there were times You did some things You knew you shouldn't do. You have been forgiven And now at last you're free. So won't you come and take my hand and share my life with me? So when tomorrow starts without me don't think we're far apart, For every time you think of me, I'm right here in your heart.

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Published in Salt Lake Tribune on June 30, 2013
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