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Katherine and Taylor Marcus

Died: Thu., Apr. 3, 2014


Visitation

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Wed., Apr. 09, 2014
12:30 PM to 1:30 PM, Thu., Apr. 10, 2014
Location: Lindquist's Ogden Mortuary


Funeral Service

2:00 PM Thu., Apr. 10, 2014
Location: Lindquist's Ogden Mortuary


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Our beautiful children, Katherine “Katie” Pauline and Taylor Zane Marcus passed away in a tragic car accident together on April 3, 2014.

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Katherine “Katie” Pauline Marcus   

                                                     August 17, 1997 ~ April 3, 2014

Katie was born on August 17, 1997 and Taylor was born on January 7, 2002. They were both born in Ogden, Utah to their parents Justin Taylor and Amy Elizabeth Erekson Marcus.

Katie was a teenage girl and full of life. She was very responsible and a loving friend to all those that knew her. She was a sophomore at Bonneville High School. She was an honor student and was nominated as Laker of the Month in academics. She was known in our family as “Katie Bug” or “Katie H.” for her loving hugs. Katie had gorgeous eyes and a big beautiful smile. She was a compassionate competitor who played on the Bonneville High School Girls Basketball team. She also excelled in running, and ran the 100 meter for the track team. She had a fierce love for baseball; the Red Sox were her favorite team. She adored Finding Nemo and her favorite treat was chocolate. She loved spending time with her mom. Especially when they could sneak in secret shopping and lunch dates together.

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Taylor Zane Marcus    

January 7, 2002 ~ April 3, 2014

Taylor was happy, loving, and very polite. He always told people “Love you”. He had an enormous love for animals especially dogs and cats. He was a 6th grade student at H. Guy Child Elementary School. You never saw Taylor without a football or basketball in his hands. He played basketball for the Jr. Jazz. He also played football for the South Ogden Jets. He was quick on his feet and his coach called him the team’s “lockdown corner” and “sticky hands”. Taylor loved hunting and this fall would have been his first chance at bagging his own elk. He enjoyed and looked forward to camping trips with his dad and grandpa Terry; he was truly their best friend.

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They were always together and so protective of one another. They loved being wild and crazy with their cousins and enjoyed spending time with extended family. The love they shared with their parents was truly beautiful.

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Katie and Taylor are survived by their parents, Justin and Amy; grandparents, Terry and Lorie Marcus; Al and Nezla Erekson; Gundi McClarin and Roger Haven; numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins; and their pets: Tinkerbell, Boo, and Tweety. They were met in heaven by their grandma, Linda Marcus; and their dog and lifetime companion Roxy.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 2 p.m. at Lindquist’s Ogden Mortuary, 3408 Washington Blvd. Friends may visit with family on Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m. and Thursday from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at the mortuary.

Interment, Lindquist’s Washington Heights Memorial Park, 4500 Washington Blvd.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Katie and Taylor Marcus memorial fund at any America First Credit Union to help the family in their time of need.

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Jennifer McBride
   Posted Sat April 05, 2014
My deepest sympathies to you Justin and your wife Amy...there are just no words. I pray that you will find comfort in your family and friends, and the knowledge that Katie and Taylor were loved by so many. I didn't know Katie and Taylor personally, but I am able to observe the impact they had on our community. This impact and the outpouring of love is a testament to them and to the way they were raised. Proof that they were loved unconditionally is that they were able to love unconditionally, show compassion, understanding, and spread joy. You both are and will always be wonderful parents to two wonderful children...

Trevor and Sarah Morris
   Posted Sat April 05, 2014
Dear Justin and Amy,

We would like you to know how much we appreciated your children and are saddened at their passing. They are going to be deeply missed through out the community and especially in our neighborhood. They have touched so many people in their short lives, as evidenced by those who have come to show their support. The love you had for each other is such an example to all. Our hearts are breaking for you and the loss you are feeling. Please know that, as your close neighbors, we are here to help in any way that we can. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time.

Love,
Trevor and Sarah Morris

Carmen
   Posted Sat April 05, 2014
I don't know you or your family, but my heart just aches for your loss. I am crying while I am typing this just thinking of this tragedy. My prayer will be for healing, and that one day you will meet your beautiful children again.

Douglas Wheeler
   Posted Sat April 05, 2014
May the blessings of Our Lord comfort you at this time of need. My heart hurts for you, the friends and family of these two beautiful children grabbed from your Hearts. . May Prayers and Blessings surround you now

Anita Boyle
   Posted Sat April 05, 2014
Words cannot express my sorrow at your loss. I will be praying that you will be comforted. Look to Jesus Christ as His comfort is the only help at a time like this.

Nicole M.
   Posted Sat April 05, 2014
Dear Justin, Amy and the Rest of This Precious Family;
I wanted to let you know my thoughts and prayers are with you. My heart aches as though my own has passed. I know how I feel isn't even compared to the loss that you are feeling. I was at the Friday night vigil and it was amazing. The love that was surrounding us all was truely unbelievable. The speeches of Grandpa Marcus and Grandpa Erekson were very touching. These two are beautiful spirits. I can't get their glowing smiles out of my mind nor do I want to. My dear friend Amy, you are so strong. Your family has such a strong support system. If you or your family ever needs me, I will be right there. May Katie and Taylor's light always shine bright in your heart. My forever love to you and your family.

brendon jones
   Posted Sat April 05, 2014
I love you guy's and I'm here if you need anything

Rita and Robert Wilson
   Posted Sat April 05, 2014
Our sincerest sympathy to you and your families. We can't begin to understand your sorrow, but know that we care. We are so very sorry.

Connie Keisel
   Posted Sun April 06, 2014
We are friends from down in Fairview and love Grandpa Al and Grandma Nezla with all our hearts. Your beautiful children visited our Ward and we enjoyed them so much. Our hearts are broken for you and your family. May you find the peace and comfort the Gospel provides and find strength through the Atonement of Jesus Christ. We send our love and sympathy to all of you at this time.

Sue Caldwell
   Posted Sun April 06, 2014
Praying for the family. May God give you peace and comfort at this difficult time.

Sharon Niitsuma
   Posted Sun April 06, 2014
I am so sorry for your loss. Your children are very beautiful.

Robert & Katheleen STAGG
   Posted Sun April 06, 2014
Our Family prays for your entire Family & We pray for your comfort. I know from personal loss that a Child's Passing is a tough thing to live through & the only Blessing that got us through Ours was The promise of an Eternal Family to be again together. I personally pray for your Hearts to heal & Know Peace. Hugs.

Tyree
   Posted Sun April 06, 2014
I am so sorry for your loss! Words can't describe the sadness that fills my heart for you. I knew both of your cute kids from working with them at h guy child. My thoughts and prayers will be with you in this time of need.

Sharen Finley
   Posted Sun April 06, 2014
I know you don't know me personally, but I am a friend of Tamara Hansen, and I am truly sorry for your loss. There are many words that can be said and love that can be shared but it will never take the place of your beautiful children. I truly am sorry for your loss and wish I could help take the pain away. Please know that there are many of us who are sending prayers your way asking God to bless your family and extended family. May he embrace you and surround you with his infinite love.

Dan & Nancy Litchford
   Posted Sun April 06, 2014
You are in our prayers for some kind of peace and strength to handle this crisis in your life. We cannot begin to even imagine the Pain you are feeling at the loss of your two children. We can only pray that the Comforter will be with you at this time and in the days ahead as you try to live with the pain of this loss. We hope that knowing that others are praying for you will bring you come comfort. We have all been so deeply touched and want to do something to help yet feel so totally helpless. May God Bless you both!
love,
Dan & Nancy Litchford

Kayson Rogers
   Posted Sun April 06, 2014
I will miss Taylor at school each day. He was a great friend. I had a great time playing football with him and our Jets family. My family is keeping you in our prayers.

Jerry Padilla
   Posted Sun April 06, 2014
My deepest and sincerest condolences on your recent loss of your daughter and son. May God give you the strength, comfort at this time in your life. There are never the right words to say but do know that my prayers are with all of you.jp, NM.

Amber Christiansen
   Posted Sun April 06, 2014
To the Marcus family,

I am so very sorry for your painful loss. These children are beautiful. I can't imagine what you are going through, and what you will face in the future. I lost my own daughter, 6yr old, last year also unexpectedly. May god bless and hold you through this time and forever. They really are beautiful children.

emma w
   Posted Sun April 06, 2014
I don't know you or your family but I am for your loss.

Brandi Vigil
   Posted Sun April 06, 2014
Dearest Amy, I am so sorry to hear about this tragedy please know we are praying for you and
Your family to have the strength to heal.

Brandi Vigil

Heidi Richardson
   Posted Sun April 06, 2014
Amy and Justin,
No words can begin to say just how sorry I am for your loss. Katie and Taylor touched so many people's lives in their short time here on earth. They are loved by so many and will be remembered forever. My thoughts and prayers are with you and Justin during this hard time and I am here for you if there's anything that I can do to help. May the love and support of all your family and friends help you and Justin get through this and begin to heal. We love you! Rest in paradise sweet angels

Mikaela Angerhofer
   Posted Sun April 06, 2014
You don't know who I am, but Al and Nezla Erickson were in my home ward and I was visiting home for spring break. I was in the 14-18 Sunday school class last Sunday because I love the youth, and I was able to become acquainted with your children. They were both a joy to be around for their different personalities, and it is sad to think that the time then became my good-bye. I am so sorry for the feeling their departure brings, but I am so happy to know that this is not the end. I pray for your family.

-Mikaela Angerhofer

Steven and Gayle Seely
   Posted Sun April 06, 2014
I know you don't know us, We know Al and Nezla, We at this time wish to let you and all who is feeling this pain. We love you and and express are sympathy to you. Please feel free to email us at any time, we do understand your pain. All our Love Steven and Gayle

Sariah
   Posted Sun April 06, 2014
I am so sorry for your loss. Your family will be in my prayers and in my heart.

Krystal foster
   Posted Sun April 06, 2014
My deepest sympathy to you I cannot image your pain at this time, I only can pray for you and hope that you find peace. Know that you will be reunited with your children and this is all part of his plan. If there is anything at all I can do to help please don't hesitate to ask. Lots of hugs and prayers for you!

Tiffany A
   Posted Sun April 06, 2014
I'm so very sorry for your loss. My daughter Jordynn was good friends with Katie through elementary school and then junior high at south. I can't even begin to imagine the pain you are going through but I'm certain that both Katie and Taylor are right next to you to help you get through these coming days. My prayers are with you.

Josh B83
   Posted Sun April 06, 2014
I will miss you so much Taylor and I will never forget you! You were an awesome friend! Recess and school will not be the same without you! I'm glad you are with Roxy again.

Miriam Wade
   Posted Sun April 06, 2014
Dear Justin and Amy-

I have never met you or your beautiful children, but my son, Jeremy is a friend of yours and gave me the horrible news. I cannot begin to imagine your grief and my heart goes out to you. There are no words to ease your pain and yet I will say, that your children would want to be missed and grieved and yet, not be remembered for how they passed, but how they lived. They will live on in the memories of those who loved them and who love you now. I sincerely send you the strength to go on and to find a way to honor Katie and Taylor. I pray that you find that. I also pray that you allow those who love you to be a source of strength for you.

My Deepest Condolences,

Miriam Wade

Tracie Turner
   Posted Sun April 06, 2014
My heart has ached for you since hearing the news of the passing of your beautiful children. You have been in my thoughts and prayers constantly, as a mother I can't imagine the pain you must be going through. Please know that there are many people praying for you and your family.

Heidi J
   Posted Sun April 06, 2014
I never had the pleasure of meeting your sweet children, but I would like to say how very sorry I am for their tragic loss. I can't even imagine the pain you are going through. My sincerest condolences to your family.

Lotti Merrill
   Posted Sun April 06, 2014
My heart is heavy today. I am Angela Hunter's sister, Lotti Merrill, from Logan. I am so sorry for your lose. Angela, Boyd, and their family are heart broken because of this tragic event. I know they love you dearly. I know they love your sweet children as well. Again, I am so sorry for your lose. You are both in my thoughts and prayers at this hard time in your lives.

Fran Lyon and Don Lyon`
   Posted Sun April 06, 2014
We are grandparents to Kesha. We feel your pain and loss and wish peace and comfort for you from Heavenly Father. Know that we pray for you and all your family with this loss of these two bright lights. God Bless you all.

Melody McFarlane
   Posted Sun April 06, 2014
I do not know you, but one of my business associates shared about your loss. My husband and I lost a beautiful daughter in a car accident 2 days before your precious son, Taylor was born. We know the pain of losing a child, but to lose both of your children, your only children is unthinkable and unfathomable. My heart is so broken for you and your family. We will be lifting you in our prayers for the comfort that only the Lord can bring. May the Lord wrap His arms around you and keep you close during this most difficult time.

Eileen Erekson
   Posted Sun April 06, 2014
Dear Amy and Justin, I am so very sorry to hear of the loss of your precious beautiful children. May you be comforted by the Holy Spirit and surrounded in the loving arms of our savior.
With love and prayers
Eileen

Rebecca Green LaBella
   Posted Sun April 06, 2014
Dear Cousin Nezla --

I grieve with you in the loss of your beautiful grandchildren. May God bless you and your family with comfort and peace that comes with the knowledge of the eternal nature of families.

Love, Cousin Becky Green LaBella

James and Norma Jean Thompson
   Posted Sun April 06, 2014
Justin and my sweet Amy...KEEP THE FAITH, Our Lord, God, took them 'Home' quickly without feeling any pain. Your beautiful children, despite not living a longer life, are with GOD and His Son, Jesus Christ. We are all traveling the same journey and no one knows how long our days on earth will be. This is nothing GOD planned, remember this, lives lost are not all blamed on Our Lord. This happened because someone else was not paying attention. But, GOD is always with us and knows when we need Him; He was with Katie and Taylor and is with you both of you now and always. We love you very much, and NOTHING can ease your hearts hurting except knowing Katie and Taylor's souls will always be near you and knowing they are in Heaven; 'Home' with God forever more and both of you will see them again, BELIEVE.

Daniel W Dyer
   Posted Sun April 06, 2014
I knew Taylor mostly from being his cub scout leader. He attended cub scout meetings, a summer camp and a rodeo with us. As I was contemplating the loss of Taylor, I thought for a word to describe him - “rambunctious”. The dictionary defines the word this way: uncontrolled in a way that is playful or full of energy.

As he got older, we saw less of him in scouting because his interests and time turned to participation in sports, especially football. Though we missed him, I was happy for him because he appeared to be choosing for himself what he enjoyed and wanted to do.

We didn’t know Katie as well as Taylor, since we don’t have a child that corresponds in age with her. We knew that she was close friends with other girls in the neighborhood. We knew that her parents had secured a car for her to drive, and initially that is positive rite of passage and new found freedom for a teen, and we were happy for her.

Unfortunately, new experiences and mobility come with risks. We assume these risks only impact other people that we don’t know. This time, the risks hit home as close as anything can without directly taking a member of our own family. The Marcus family, the neighborhood, and the world experienced an unfathomable and irreplaceable loss, and we grieve with them.

Sincerely,
Daniel Dyer and family.

Don & Kim Mueller
   Posted Sun April 06, 2014
My daughter Kelly and her husband Zak Erwin are your neighbors. I'm sure your hearts are broken. Only time can mend a broken heart. God bless you til you can breathe again without your heart aching. This is not a fun club to join, we lost our 17 year old son Jeff going into his Senior year at Bonneville, but to lose your only 2 children is unimaginably. The Comforter will become very real to you. Life will get better.

JaNae Groustra
   Posted Sun April 06, 2014
I'm so sorry that this happened to your children and you. I'm going to pray really hard for you because I know how bad this hurts. I just want you to know that you'll be in my prayers for a long time. I lost my son in an accident too.

Brenda Pearce
   Posted Sun April 06, 2014
I am truly heartsick for your loss. As a parent who has lost a child, I know the pain is deep and irreparable. I saw the obituary on FB and felt compelled to let you know that people you have never met are touched and care. You were temporarily gifted two angels, whose beauty and love of life are memories of the heart torn apart. I wish you peace and hold you tight as the circle of life has tightened, and you are surrounded by those who care, both near and far. Blessings of peace to you all!

Carlos Hector Vargas Zuniga
   Posted Sun April 06, 2014
Estimada Familia Marcus :

Me siento muy conmovido por esta triste noticia de la partida de sus hijos, espero que el Espiritu Santo les pueda consolar y que hay una esperanza "Las Familias son Eternas", que hay Plan y un Proposito de la vida.

Siento su dolor como si fuera mio, porque yo tambien me a tocado vivir momentos dificiles despues de partir de mi querido pais Chile.

Bendiciones de mi Padre Celestial para cada parte de la Familia.

Cheryl Preator
   Posted Sun April 06, 2014
Dear Mr. & Mrs. Marcus,
You don't know me, but after hearing about the loss of your sweet children, I can't get you out of my mind. We too lost our only daughter this past week in a terrible car accident and in fact buried her on the day that you lost yours. Although we were blessed to have her for a few more years then you, 21 years was still not nearly enough. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your sweet family. I know that this is just the beginning of our Eternal Families and that in no time, we will be united with our children again. May our Heavenly Father bless you with peace and comfort as he has blessed us through this difficult time. Love, Cheryl

Danielle
   Posted Mon April 07, 2014
My deepest and most sincere condolences to your family during this most tragic time. We passed the scene of the accident shortly after it occurred and I was extremely heartbroken upon learning the details. I am so sorry for your loss.

Ryan and Lesa Best Kamen,Kaelby,Avery
   Posted Mon April 07, 2014
We would just like to express our Love to you at this time. Our hearts ache as well as our whole community. You have such special children! Kamen enjoyed playing with Taylor and he always made the game fun! We know that not much can help at this time but just know that you have a whole community with you and two very special angels always watching over you!
Love Best Family

Nora Riley
   Posted Mon April 07, 2014
Sending you prayers and love for all of your family at this time... wanting you to know that I am in Pa on this morning...and found this obituary ..... my heart so goes out to you and all of you..... There is nothing that can be said to help you feel better at this time I know.... because such a loss of 2 beautiful angels that were such a part of your life..... but, know they always have been angels.... and are now angels..... just sending love and healing to you all....... coming from afar.....Nora.

The Wayman Family
   Posted Mon April 07, 2014
We are so sorry for your loss, and our deepest heart felt prayers and condolences are with your family. May GOD give you strenght and comfort during these times and we reach out our heart and support for you all. GOD bless and may these beautiful children rest-in-peace in the arms of our LORD and Savior.

Ken and Jeanne Barnes
   Posted Mon April 07, 2014
Dear Amy and Justin,

Words cannot express the sympathy that goes out to you and your family for the loss of your beautiful children. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, may you find the strength and love to help each other through this diffculit time.

God bless you and your family
and may you find peace.
Love,
Ken and Jeanne

Jesica
   Posted Mon April 07, 2014
There are no words for what you are going through right now. All I can say is that your precious children and both of you and all your family are in our prayers.

Patty
   Posted Mon April 07, 2014
To the dear parent's & family of these 2 wonderful Angel's. I don't know you but my heart break's for you. I have excperinced death & some horriable trauma in my life but not of a chiild. I pray for you for the coming day's that will be tough. I pray that our loving Father in heaven will comfort you & bring you some peace. I am so thankful for the attonment of our Savior in knowing we will all be toghether someday. Speak of them often & keep their memorie's alive. They are closier then anyone think's or know's. Keep the Savior close & he will bless you now & forever!

Amanda Turpin
   Posted Mon April 07, 2014
Amy, You have been in my thoughts and prayers since the day of the accident. I can't even begin to understand the depth of your loss. You are an amazing mother and they were so lucky to have you. Love you!

Maureen Schreiber
   Posted Mon April 07, 2014
Another person who does not know your family but my heart is aching for your pain and sorrow. NO WORDS can express my sincere sympathies to you & your families during this extremely painful time. I am so, so sorry for your loss. May the love & belief in your faith as well as family and friends hold you and not let go of you for a long, long time. You will see them again, up around the bend, they will be waiting for you. God Bless your hearts, one moment at a time. WIth Much Love, Maureen S. Sandy, UT

Neila Kozel
   Posted Mon April 07, 2014
Amy and Justin,
I am so sorry for your loss. I am sure you are devastated by this tragedy, but thank God for your faith at a horrible time such as this. We cannot comprehend the overall picture, but we can trust that God does. Having worked with Nezla all those years, I know that your faith is there and God will get you through this. May God be with you and heal all of your family from this tragedy. Remember Katie and Taylor with love and happiness in your heart. I know that is much easier said than done, but ultimately it will come to pass. Love and God's blessings, Neila and Dick Kozel

Heidi Johnson
   Posted Mon April 07, 2014
You don't know me but I know your friend, Lori Spell. My heart is aching for your. I am so very sorry for your loss. What beautiful children you have. Just in reading their obituary, I can tell of the great love you have for them and what amazing kids they are. I want you to know that you WILL be with your kids again. They will watch over and comfort you during this time of need. Please know how much they love you and know how much your Heavenly Father loves you. He will bless you always. My prayers are constantly with you. I would love to help in any way possible. I am so sorry again for your tragic loss. May family and friends surround and comfort you.

Love,
Heidi Johnson

Shane & Joycelyn Weese
   Posted Mon April 07, 2014
We are so very sorry for your loss. Our 18 year old son died last July, so we do understand the pain you are going through. We did not know your children but if there is anything that we can do, please feel free to contact us. Lean on each other, allow friends and neighbors to help you as much as they can and try to stay strong during this tragic time. There are no words to express what you are going through and there are no words that will give you comfort during this time. Our hearts are breaking at your loss. Thinking of you and your family, sending love and strength.

Darlene from So.Cal
   Posted Mon April 07, 2014
I am so sorry for your loss. Although you don't know me you are in my thoughts and prayers. You have two beautiful Angels. God Bless

David Gray
   Posted Mon April 07, 2014
Terry I'm so sorry for your loss. May God bless you and your family.

Your Friend, Dave Gray

Violet
   Posted Mon April 07, 2014
You are in my thoughts and prayers. Katie and Taylor are now your guardian angels and always there, speak to them, they will listen and even reply in their own way. I had to lay my sons body to rest 15 years ago and time heals nothing but you do learn to live in a different way. I pray that you find peace. Take it one hour at a time.

Sierra
   Posted Mon April 07, 2014
I played Basketball with Katie on Bonneville's team. She was a great girl. I am terribly sorry for your loss. I don't know if you'll even read this but I'd like to share a poem with you that reminded me of Katie and Taylor and yourselves.

I'll lend you for a while, two children of mine," He said.
"For you to love the while they live and mourn for when they're dead.
It may be six or seven years, or twenty-two or three,
But will you, till I call them back, take care of them for me?
They'll bring their charms to gladden you, and should their stay be brief,
You'll have their lovely memories as solace for your grief."
"I cannot promise they will stay; since all from earth return,
But there are lessons taught down there I want these children to learn.
I've looked the wide world over in My search for teachers true
And from the throngs that crowd life's lanes I have chosen you.
Now will you give them all your love, not think the labor vain,
Nor hate Me when I come to call to take them back again?"
"I fancied that I heard them say, "Dear Lord, Thy will be done!
For all the joy Thy children shall bring, the risk of grief we run.
We'll shelter them with tenderness, we'll love them while we may,
And for the happiness we've known, forever grateful stay;
But should the angels call for them much sooner than we've planned,
We'll brave the bitter grief that comes and try to understand!"

I wish I could do more. I hope you enjoyed the poem. And one again, I am so sorry that this had to happen.

Elena Hernandez
   Posted Mon April 07, 2014
so sorry for your loss and lifting your entire family up in prayer for healing

Lynda Cornia
   Posted Mon April 07, 2014
I do not know you, but after my son was killed in an auto accident just three weeks ago at the age of 25...I was so deeply saddened and understand the pain of losing a child and know how difficult it is and will continue to be. Allow yourself to grieve, you will have times that you find your okay...and times you are not okay...and that's all okay. Let their memories fill your souls.

Steve Burningham
   Posted Mon April 07, 2014
Christopher.. So sorry for your awful loss....
stay strong.

Steve ad Janice Nielsen. Morgan, UT
   Posted Tue April 08, 2014
Grandpa Terry, Justin and Amy and families,
Our sincere condolences to all of you in this most difficult time. There are really no words to convey one's feelings at a time like this, but please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers, and may you be comforted through this with the wonderful memories of these two precious children. God bless you in the days ahead as you strive to move on in your lives, and may you find a little more peace and comfort each day. Sincerely, Steve and Janice Nielsen

Faye Crowther
   Posted Tue April 08, 2014
Any written words here seem weak and feeble in my attempts to express to you the depth of my heartache and sorrow. I can scarcely wrap my mind around your great loss, let alone, my heart. Surely only God can understand this. And it is my prayer that He will hold you close and lift you up and give you what you need forever as you travel through this life. I don't know your family, but my granddaughter Kate was in Taylor's class. She has been so very sad. I know so many people are praying for you and surely there is strength in numbers. I add my sincere prayers to all those who kneel and plead with the Lord to send you the greatest love and comfort the Spirit can bring. Your children carry a light about them that has touched me in an unexplainable way. Such beautiful souls. I pray you can always feel them with you. I know God can do amazing things. His power is sure and true. I too lost a son nearly 30 years ago. I know my son labors on my behalf. May the Lord be with you continually and may you feel your beautiful children right there too. God bless you! Much love to you and your family.

Stephanie Stegen
   Posted Tue April 08, 2014
My heart breaks for your loss and I pray that your pain becomes replaced by memories of happier times. It's obvious that Katherine and Taylor were wonderful, loving siblings who were happy to spend time together; keep their beautiful smiles in your hearts and know that they will live on in the lives of all those they touched. May God bless you and keep you in His love.

Troy Erickson
   Posted Tue April 08, 2014
My thoughts and prayers are with you during this sorrow event. May god bless each of you family members and you will have the faith and strength needed during this time.

Elizabeth Halloran
   Posted Tue April 08, 2014
I am so sorry for your loss. My Prayers are with you and your family. Taylor and Kathie are now with God and they will be watching at you and forever will live in your heart.

Pat Jackson
   Posted Tue April 08, 2014
Dear Family,

My heart and prayers go out to you and what you're going through. Some things are so difficult to make sense and words are not adequate enough to help but, know that we will keep you in prayer. Your babies are beautiful and you and your family were very blessed to have had them, as they were blessed to have had you. God bless you all!

Pat Jackson

Tana Grover
   Posted Tue April 08, 2014
I am so lost for words.... My heart is completely broken for you, your husband & your family. I wish I could take away your pain. Please know I am here if you need anything at all. I love you & I am honored to call you my friend. Some advice that was given to me when I lost Kiara was this.... "Don't allow others to rush you through your grief. You have a lifetime to heal & it's a lifelong journey travel at your own speed." Sending you & your family much love & many prayers.

Forever your friend,
Tana Grover

Stephen and Heidi
   Posted Tue April 08, 2014
You do not know us, but we wanted to express our deepest sympathy of the loss of your two beautiful children. No one can ever say or do the right thing when you suffer the loss of children, but hopefully knowing that family, friends, and even strangers are thinking and praying for you during this difficult and personal time.

Tina
   Posted Tue April 08, 2014
What beautiful children! I am so sorry for your loss. I don't know you but your tragedy hurt my heart. Their memory we live with you forever and your story will make others hug their children closer everyday.
Love, Tina

Colleen
   Posted Tue April 08, 2014
I am so very sorry for your loss.

Jolene Mewing
   Posted Tue April 08, 2014
My heart breaks for the tragic loss your family has suffered. May GOD send you his comfort and peace. May HE reveal HIMSELF to you in ways you have never known HIM to do before. I do not know you or your family, but I send my condolences and love...

Cathy
   Posted Tue April 08, 2014
My son was a friend of Katie's. He's told me about what a fun, sweet girl she is. When he told me about this tragedy, I was just heart broken. I simply can't imagine how painful this must be - words can't begin to touch it, I'm sure. Our family prays for you to be comforted. God bless you.

Karen
   Posted Tue April 08, 2014
I am truly sorry for your loss. Please know God is holding them in his arms as you did so many times keeping them safe. They are your angels now watching over you. Praying for you to have faith and strength. God Bless you

Kimberly Sarantakes
   Posted Wed April 09, 2014
Hi.....I heard of Katie and Taylor's passing through a chain of friends (my friend here in Austin shares a mutual friend with you). My heart aches for you. What beautiful children, and they look like they were fine human beings on the inside as well. I pray that you will feel all of the love surrounding you and that it will lift you up now when you need it the most. May the joy of happy memories displace the grief. And may you be comforted in the knowledge that death does not equate stopping (to quote a famous song lyric), and that you will one day be reunited with your children. God bless you, from a friendly stranger in Austin, Texas.

Thanh Huynh
   Posted Wed April 09, 2014
Dear Family,

We don’t know you or your family, but we were very pain and hurt when we heard the news of your beautiful children. We are very sorry for your loss. I understand your loss because I loss a love one last year. He was 16 years old and went to the same school with your daughter. When my son passed away, I thought I would not survive but I survived, so you can do it. Please stay strong and find some support groups to help you. TH

Thanh Huynh
   Posted Wed April 09, 2014
Dear Family,
We don’t know you or your family, but we were very pain and hurt when we heard the news of your beautiful children. We are very sorry for your loss. I understand your loss because I loss a love one last year. He was 16 years old and went to the same school with your daughter. When my son passed away, I thought I would not survive but I survived, so you can do it. Please stay strong and find some support groups to help you.
TH

Ryan Child
   Posted Wed April 09, 2014
I'm so sorry about your lost of your 2 beautiful children. I live around the block from you, and when I heard about this my heart dropped like I knew them forever. My thought and prayers go out to you and you're family.

Jennifer Mansell
   Posted Wed April 09, 2014
I did not know Katie and Taylor very well, even though some years ago we lived in their neighborhood for a time. But my three older children knew them quite well. I would like to share a story about a small act of kindness from Katie that has had an effect on my family. I have a son who was Katie’s same grade in school. He has Asperger’s, which is a higher-functioning form of Autism. He has struggled over the years to fit in, but because he lags behind socially, he has always had a hard time finding acceptance. However, there have been a few, no more than a handful, of students at Bonneville High that have gone out of their way to be extra kind to him and have made his sophomore year a good experience. Katie was one of those students. He mentioned her kind acts often. And as a mother, that has meant the world to me. All of my children, when they heard the tragic news last week, spoke of the kindness shown to them by both Katie and Taylor. There are no words to express our sadness, but as I thought these past few days of what I could possibly do to honor these two special young people, I came to the conclusion that I could make a determined effort in my own life to be a better, kinder, more loving, and more accepting person to everyone around me. I will repay the kindness Katie showed my son by likewise being kind to all those around me. I believe in a loving Heavenly Father who has prepared a plan for all of us. Oftentimes life is not easy and in times like this it is even tragic. But I know that both Katie and Taylor are being rewarded above for the compassion they showed to others during their short time on Earth. To the family, I offer my sincere condolences and I pray for peace and comfort for you during this trying time. May God be with you until that time in which your family is reunited.

Jimmy and Kay Watanabe
   Posted Wed April 09, 2014
To The Marcus Family:

Our Deepest Condolences and Sympathy. May you know that our hearts, thoughts and prayers are with each and everyone of you at this time.

Reid Leland
   Posted Wed April 09, 2014
Taylor was a great boy - The best! I will miss him. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Bonnie H
   Posted Wed April 09, 2014
I, too did not know your beautiful children but as a mother/grandmother I cannot even imagine the pain you are going through. You are in my thoughts and prayers and may God bless you with a speedy recovery.

Jenny Kammeyer
   Posted Wed April 09, 2014
Dear Terry and Family:
My deepest sympathy to you in the loss of your grandchildren. I can't think of anything worse and it must be very hard for you at this time. Just continue to cherish the memories that you had with them and know that my thoughts are with you.
Jenny

Marlene Martini
   Posted Wed April 09, 2014
You don't know me, but I am so sorry for your lose and pray for the peace and love of our Heavenly Father to surround you and comfort you at this difficult time.

Scott Decaria
   Posted Wed April 09, 2014
I used to be a neighbor of Terry's. There are no words to make this easier for you, but please know that I am so sorry and your family is in my prayers. I hope that you are able find peace and comfort during this very difficult time.

Heartbroken Paramedic
   Posted Wed April 09, 2014
Mr and Mrs Marcus, you do not know me, and we have never met. I was able to meet your beautiful children on that fateful day that I will carry with me for the rest of my life. I unfortunately witnessed the terrible accident that stole them from you and was at your children's side within seconds to render aid. Know that your guardian angels did not suffer and went peacefully. I pray for and cry with you in this time of pain and sorrow. May you find peace in their memory and in our savior Jesus Christ.

Trevor & Jeannie Lowry
   Posted Wed April 09, 2014
We are truly sorry for your loss. Katie meant a lot to Parker. He was a better person for knowing such a great girl. He always talked highly of her and Taylor. He loved going over to your home! We are very grateful that Katie and Taylor has touched Parker's life and made him a better man for it. Thank you for sharing your children with mine. Please know that we are here if you need anything.

Debbie
   Posted Wed April 09, 2014
My heart broke as I read the news of this. My deepest sympathy. I will not try for soothing words there are none .I will pray for peace for you entire family. May God Bless you all. Mike I think of you and your family everyday.

Darian
   Posted Thu April 10, 2014
I did not know the family, ive just read the story and i cant help but cry when i read it. I send my prayers too the family during this hard time, They were both such beautiful kids. Stay strong, <3

Craig
   Posted Thu April 10, 2014
You don't know me and I do not know your kids. I am so sorry for your loss. I drive highway 6 during the week and came by after this had happened and was so sad to hear of the loss of 2 great kids. May the Lord bless you and your family not only at this time but forever. You will be able to see them again one day. So sorry for again for your loss.

Patty Phillips
   Posted Thu April 10, 2014
Lorie and Terry I am so sorry for your loss. There are no words that can express had sad I am for your family. Take care of each other. Love, Patty

Derek Cordova
   Posted Thu April 10, 2014
Sorry for your loss, our sincerest sympathy to you and your families

Chris
   Posted Thu April 10, 2014
I have no words to express how deeply sorry I am to hear about your loss. I am shock to hear this news. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family during this time.


alan and brandy anderson
   Posted Thu April 10, 2014
Our hearts are broken for you today. May you feel peace and love and know that you will see your children again. We are glad that Grandma Linda is taking care of them just for a little while until you can again. We are thankful for your sweet family. You are in our prayers forever.

Pauline Dickey
   Posted Fri April 11, 2014
Just seeing your beautiful angels and hearing of their passing and being a mother, I just had to let you know that many thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. I am so very sorry for your loss I will pray for your family. Your angels will always be with you and you will always be with them.

Pauline Dickey

Kelley Family
   Posted Wed April 16, 2014
My husband, Chris, went to high school with Justin and recalls many fond memories with him. When we heard the tragic news, we were bothe heart broken and devastated. Please know that you and your guardian angels are in our thoughts and prayers. Though no words can ease the immense pain you are going through, please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Sincerely,
Chris & Anna Kelley

Linda & Will Hainsworth
   Posted Wed April 16, 2014
My dear friend Lorraine Fox shared the tragedy story. Life Is so difficult and hard to bare. Please keep close to each other and remember your beautiful children. Your children would want you to stick together and be strong for each other. The dark days .. share the memories, express Love to each other, hold each other, and speak to your children, they are listening.

Our Condolences.

mardi bass
   Posted Fri April 18, 2014
what a tender way to share with your "Pink Fig" family the enormous and most tragic loss of both of your dear children at the same time. My heart is so heavy for you....nothing equals the death of your children, especially so young. Your anger, hurt, deep grief, numbness must be awful to bear. Please know that I am asking the Father to hold you close as you walk this agonizing path....one moment at a time. Ahhh......soo gut wrenching....so many dreams lost, so many moments missed....hold each other tightly as you struggle together, dear parents.

Kathy
   Posted Fri April 18, 2014
I am so very sorry for you lose the lose of a child grieves everyone in the family. It is just not something you expect. Just know that God is with you during this time. My prayers go out to you.

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