Sarah J. Orton

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Sarah Jayne Orton, 5, of Finksburg, died Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013, at Johns Hopkins Medical Center.

Born May 15, 2008, in Towson, she was the daughter of Chad Edward and Kendra Jayne Orton.

She was a kindergarten student at Mechanicsville Elementary School. She enjoyed swimming and playing with her dolls. She especially enjoyed playing with her big sister, Emily Kathryne Orton. She was always smiling, taking care of everyone she knew, and experiencing life to the fullest. Her favorite "color" was rainbow and her wish was to be a princess.

In addition to her parents and sister, she is survived by maternal grandparents Roger and Diana Murray, of Plattsburg, N.Y.; paternal grandparents Bruce and Deborah Orton, of Richford, N.Y.; aunts and uncles Caren and Brian Laundree, of Keeseville, N.Y., and Nicole and Jason Mathews, of Candor, N.Y.; cousins Patrick Sargent, Tristan and Brielle Laundree, all of Keeseville; two great-grandmothers; and extended family in New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, Tennessee and Florida.

She was predeceased by an aunt, Kate Murray; and by great-grandparents.

The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. until the time of memorial service, 7 p.m. Tuesday at Pritts Funeral Home & Chapel, 412 Washington Road, Westminster. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Baltimore Humane Society, 1601 Nicodemus Road, Reisterstown, MD 21136; or to Johns Hopkins Children's Center, 1800 Orleans Street, Baltimore, MD 21287.

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Published in Carroll County Times on Oct. 13, 2013