Who was Kaylee?

Kaylee Anne Sawyer was born March 2, 1993 at St. Charles Hospital in Bend, Oregon.  There was still snow on the rooftops from a hard winter, yet she easily warmed all of our hearts.

Kaylee was the delight of our family.  Grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins gathered to welcome her to the world!

Kaylee attended the local public schools: Bear Creek Elementary, Lava Ridge Elementary, Sky View Middle School and finally Mt. View High School. 

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Kaylee embraced life.  Wake-boarding, snowboarding, fishing, bicycling and golfing were all part of Kaylee’s life.  She was a budding photographer.  She enjoyed music, writing stories and dancing.  She loved chocolate covered strawberries, bacon and steaks!  Apple crisp made by her Great-Grandma Evelyn Walden was her favorite dessert.

And she loved her little black and white cat named Boots.  Boots now lives with Kaylee’s mom, Juli here in Bend.  Boots has become friends with Juli’s black lab, Ruger.

Kaylee had a smile that made you happy.  She was the best-ever big sister, best-ever daughter and best-ever granddaughter.  She was our sunshine.

And then tragedy struck, she was violently taken from us on July 24, 2016.

As a  family we miss our Kaylee dearly every minute of the day.  We will keep Kaylee’s memory alive and we will ‘Stay Kaylee Strong’ together

© KK’s Readers  2018