Katy Williams had just turned nineteen and was about to graduate from high school. She was looking forward to college in the fall and dreamed of becoming English teacher. She loved to write short stories and had an amazing imagination. She had begun asking friends and family to call her “Katherine” instead of her childhood nickname, Katy.
Rowan Gibbs had a smile that would light up a room. He was a happy child with a heart filled with love for his family, and a willingness to share his joy with each person that crossed his path.
Elizabeth Brown was not a typical teenager. An exceptional student, she left home at fifteen to start college early. She made the dean’s list and even earned an opportunity to study abroad at Oxford University.
Mike and Carol Bradley were happily married for 46 years. At age 72, Mike was still working full time as a car salesman.
Jordan Perez’s love for softball began at four years old. She played for Riverside Girls Softball Association where she was a two-time All Star. She also played travel ball and made the high school softball team. The softball life was a family affair with her dad, Anthony, as coach of one
Jamie Maraviglia’s pregnancy and delivery with her daughter Naya was fairly routine and uneventful. After Naya’s birth, Jamie and her husband Dan were excited to bring their daughter home and enjoy their new family of four. Everything appeared to be fine at first, but Naya did not have a bowel movement within the first 24 hours of birth and was refusing to eat.
Coletta was a sixth grade teacher and a track coach. She had recently received a degree in film and media arts. Her family and friends knew her to be lively and athletic. She had a knack for making friends. When she wasn’t teaching or coaching, she was helping students with their film projects at the local university.