Lucia Isabella Jackson

Friday, May 23, 2008

Lucia Isabella Jackson, "Lucy", of Park City, UT , passed away at Primary Children's Hospital, Thursday, May 22, 2008, after a tragic accident. Lucy was born June 11, 2006, in Salt Lake City, UT, to Victor Michael and Molly Bice Jackson.

Lucy fell in love with Peter Pan and Captain Hook after watching her mother fly above the stage in the role of Peter. Lucy loves "juiccccce", jumping, dancing, feeding horses, playing with friends and family. Her little body wasn't big enough for her exhuberant and lively spirit which illuminated all who met her. Her name means "light" and she lives up to her name in every way. Lucy is survived by her parents, Vic and Molly, grand-parents, Le and Marlene Jackson and Russell and Nancy Bice, and many aunts, uncles and cousins who love her. We anxiously await her glorious resurrection so that we can be together again.

We are so grateful to the wonderful doctors and staff at Primary Children's Hospital who took such good care of our little Lucy during her last few days in mortality. We have felt the love and prayers of family, friends, and caring communities who held and sustained us during these difficult days. Thank you. Memorial services will be held Tuesday, May 27, 2008, at the Park City LDS Stake Center beginning at 11:00 am. A viewing for friends and family will be held Monday, May 26, from 6 to 8 pm at the Kimball Ward, and at the Park City Stake Center from 9:30 to 10:30 am on Tuesday morning. Burial will be at the Salt Lake City cemetery. In lieu of flowers, friends have established a special fund. Donations to the "Lucy Jackson Fund" will be accepted at any Utah branch of Chase Bank.

Lucy donated her liver and other organs to save other children. A child in San Francisco recieved her liver and we are waiting to hear if it was successful. Just imagine how the parents of that little child felt when they got the good news. I'm so proud of Lucy.


  1. Dear Molly and Vic, we were so saddened to hear of your tragedy. May God bless you both in this trying time. You are in our hearts and prayers. We love you. Little Lucy is truly a beautiful spirit.

  2. Vic and Molly,

    I cannot even begin to express how sorry I am for your loss. Lucy was a beautiful, sweet little spirit. You guys are amazing parents. Please know that if you ever need anything, a shoulder to cry on, anything, you can call me. I love you both.

  3. Vic & Molly - We love you. We have cried many tears just trying to comprehend the pain and the heartache that you've been going through. Please know that your trial has touched everyone who has been a part of it & I know we are all better people from knowing you and your precious baby girl. People always say to cherish every moment, but until you really see how quickly life can be taken, it doesn't really hit the heart. We hope that you have found comfort in your family, your friends, people who have experienced this before, and most of all in the Savior. THANK YOU for letting us share in your lives.

  4. Oh my...

    I am speechless. Molly, I'm... speechless. You are an amazing woman. And. Oh my gosh.

    I have no idea what to say... I will pray for you.

  5. Molly and Vic- I am so sorry to hear about your beautiful baby girl. May you find the peace and comfort you are looking for. Our prayers are with you and your family.

  6. Vic and Molly,
    We are so sorry for the loss of your little one. We have been thinking about and praying for you all week.

    It seems as though Lucy was a little angel living here on earth. I only met her one time, but I was impressed by the beautiful little girl and her grown up spirit. I got to know her better and watch her grow though through this Blog. Thank you Molly & Vic for taking the time to take pictures and chronicle her life on this site.

    much love and empathy,

    Bonnie and Dave
    LeeAnn, Bethany, and John

  7. Molly and Vic, Thank you for sharing these beautiful words about Lucy. We are most definitely keeping you close to our hearts these days--and we wish there was more we could do. There are so many prayers reaching heavenward in your behalf--in homes and churches and temples. We hope you know how much we love and absolutely adore you two.

  8. Sorry to here such a thing. May God take care.

  9. Molly and Vic,
    I just want to say I am so sorry for your loss. Lucy is so beautiful and has such a sweet spirt. I've been praying for both of you and for Lucy. I prayed that if I could take some of pain away from you and carry it for you. I fell to my knees on the night she passed away. Almost like I knew she was gone. I will miss her so much and I can't wait for the day that I can see her again in Heaven. If you ever need anything, please call me. I know that we are not that close but I just want you to know how much I do care about you. I love Lucy so much. I'm so greatful you gave me the chance to see her and fill the angels around her. I can't stop thinking and praying for all of you. Molly, don't every stop singing to her. Your have the most beautiful voice and you are an amazing person. Vic, take good care of Molly and be strong for her. I will be standing by if you need me.
    -Ashleigh Cardona

  10. I don't know you personally, but we have several mutual friends. Just know that there are more people praying for you than you will ever meet or know. I'm so glad that your faith (and mind) provides comfort in the resurrection and eternal families.

  11. Molly, I haven't seen you since high school-(but i've thought of you many times) I haven't met Vic or Lucy; but my heart is with you, even though i am so far away. Love Katie Quinn (Schroeder)

  12. Molly and Vic,

    We wanted to send our love and condolences. We have had a constant prayer for you since the accident. We wish we could be there with you and hope to see you soon. What a beautiful tribute you wrote for your daughter!

    Jeremy and Britany

  13. Wow, Liz is right. There are more people praying for you than you will know. Every one of your friends has their friends praying, too, all across the country. We all feel for you so much, and love you. Your faith and light and life, as well as Lucy's light and life, have touched each of us. I am still trying to understand this situation, as I'm sure many of us are. I pray for the Savior's peace and love to bless you. We know he's taking care of Lucy.

    Amy Hackworth

  14. We are heart broken for your loss. What a beautiful angel God entrusted to your care for these few short years. It is amazing how real the atonement becomes in a few short minutes isn't it. I bet she is up there dancing and singing at the feet of our Savior right now. We will be sending up balloons to Heaven to help her celebrate her first birthday in Heaven.

    We love you Vic and Molly, we will continue to keep you in our prayers.

    Justin and Melissa

  15. Miss Molly and Vic,
    So hard to put into words, just know that our prayers are yours and your pain is ours. Lucy will always be Tinkerbell to us and although her light here on earth has dimmed her heavenly light shines bright! We lift you up where Christ's love can comfort you.
    Beth, Roger and Brett Armstrong

  16. Just know that you have friends all over the world praying for you and Vic.

    I never got to meet Lucy but felt like I did as I continued to read all of the wonderful videos and pictures that you posted. I will miss seeing them.

    My heart has ached all week for you. I wish I could be there to say goodbye.

    We will continue to pray for you and your family. We love you!!

    With all of our love from California.

    Spencer and Shenelle

  17. Molly and Vic,

    I don't know what to say except that I know her life has been and will be an example to us all. I am sorry I never got to meet her. I am praying for you and your family.

    Melissa Smith

  18. Vic and Molly,

    Please know that many friends of yours here in Los Angeles have been praying day and night for your little family. I cannot comprehend what you must be feeling, but I know for sure that the Atonement can begin to help you through this eventually. I love you guys. I'll do my best to make it up to SLC for the services. Please call me if you need anything.

    Love you,


  19. My heart is saddened to hear of this tragedy. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers at this time.
    I love you!
    Karen (Tingey) Pew

  20. Molly & Vic,

    News travels fast. We're so sad to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, and we'll hold our own a little closer from now on, as we remeber how fragile life is. Molly- A special thanks to you for helping us have an eternal family:)
    Vince & Tamara Smith
    Madison, WI

  21. Molly,
    I know that the music has stopped for you this week. How heavy my heart has been for you and Vic. My mood has been so incredibly somber since I heard the news on Monday. Every time I lift up my voice in prayer for your family, I tell my Heavenly Father that I know how flooded the Heavens are at this time with faithful prayers on your behalf. Can you even comprehend how many prayers have been sent up in Lucy's name? I have been receiving emails from many of my friends, complete strangers to you, telling me that they are praying for your family.

    I have been overwhelmed with the feeling that I wish I could carry some of the pain for you. I want you to know that I mourn with you and I feel like Heavenly Father allows us to lift some of your grief and carry the weight of it when we love with a pure heart. May you find the peace and comfort you deserve. I love you.

  22. I will always remember seeing you for the first time (in a long time) that day at the hospital. Your strength astounded me, as did your unwavering testimony. What a remarkable reunion it will be for your family one day. She is certainly one special daughter of God. I love you and will always be here for you!

    Erin Wilson

  23. Molly and Vic,
    Our deepest condolences to you and your family. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Dave and Erin Linthorst

  24. Molly and Vic... I have been thinking about you guys this whole week since we found out. I was hoping that she would make a come back. I am glad to hear that she is not suffering and in a better place. I know how much you guys adored her... she was a darling little princess. Thank you for making us all realize that we need to cherish every moment.

  25. Molly and Vic... I have been thinking about you guys this whole week since we found out. I was hoping that she would make a come back. I am glad to hear that she is not suffering and in a better place. I know how much you guys adored her... she was a darling little princess. Thank you for making us all realize that we need to cherish every moment.

  26. Our prayers are with you. Knowing the plan of Salvation gives some consolation. The love that you have will last throughout eternity.

  27. Dear Molly & Vic,

    You don't know my family, but one of our friends had Lucy's news on her blog. We send our love and prayers to you and your Sweet Angel in heaven. We will be making a contribution to your fund. You really do have people all over the world praying for you!

    We too know how real the Atonement is, especially when it comes to our little ones.

    -Kim, Galen, & Kiara

  28. Molly & Vic, Our hearts, tears, and love are floating out there above you. We know what you're going through. Melissa sent the news to us from Korea via email, and I've reminisced your week with you. Please remember that grief is a process, and don't be afraid to feel the feelings as they come. Someone told us that it's like peeling an onion. Some layers you cry, some layers you don't. It will get easier the more distance that comes. When people offer to help, let them. When 20 meals come, take them and freeze them. Just know that you have your very own angel now, one who knows you personally, and loves you for who you are. She will never leave you, and now she really is Tinkerbell!
    Call if you need to talk. 801-400-1275. Lacey will take good care of your Lucy. xoxoxoxo

  29. Dear Molly & Vic,
    We are terribly saddened by the loss of your beautiful daughter. You are in our hearts and prayers.

    Casey & Dana Willard

  30. We have been praying for your family and hope you feel the comfort of everyone around you right now. Little Lucy was a doll. We never met her, but could feel how exuberant she was through your blog postings. I'm glad we could peek on your life and get to know her. Our prayers are still with you.

    Casey and Dana Willard

  31. Molly and Vic,
    My heart aches for you. I am so sorry to hear about your incredible little girl. We will continue to keep you and your family in our prayers.
    Brynn C.

  32. m

    i am humbled by your strength and deeply saddened. what do you say? i'm sorry. please know that my fervent prayers are with you and your sweet husband.

    much love, n*

  33. Molly and Vic,
    May God Bless you.
    My most sincere love and prayers are all for you at this time.

    Whitney Boice Arensberg

  34. Molly, I will be attending the viewing I believe. Oh, and I read the blog earlier today but I didn't really look through it. After getting home from Willy Wonka I read it all the way through and my heart just keeps sinking. It's rather difficult to express just how beautiful, imaginitive, and darling Lucy was to me. But I certainly would find it impossible to ask how you and Vic feel about this. My family went through a similar situation with Dallin. He almost drowned and was flown to Primary Children's. But... he's okay.That was before he turned two as well. Don't blame yourself though. Nothing is your fault. It's only your fault that Lucy was one of the most amazing people that ever walked the face of the Earth. Just remember too that you three will be reunited in heaven.

  35. You don't know me.... my mom purchased your parents' house in Rexburg & worked w/your dad for years at the college. Your daughter is beautiful. Absolutely beautiful.
    It is obvious by your posts how much you love your child & your faith in eternal families. It is wonderful and amazing that Lucy's organs were donated. I think that is a gift that only compares to the Savior's.
    My prayers are with you.
    Camille Heck

  36. Just found your blog...I am saddened at the loss of your daughter. My family will be lifting your family up in our prayers.

  37. There is no experience or pain, here on earth, that equals the pain of loosing a child. Molly, I haven't seen you in years and I never met your hubby or your adorable Lucy but I just want you to know there are people TODAY praying for your family and tears that are being shed in your behalf. Lucy walked the earth for a short time but she made a huge impact. I scrolled back and enjoyed looked at her pictures and those of you together. You were amazing, loving and caring parents and Lucy 'takes that with her' to hold onto like a security blanket. God BLESS you - He knows your pain and he will not leave you comfortless in this seemingly insurmountable trial. We are praying for you!

  38. Molly and Family-

    Our most sincere condolences to you and your family. You will be in our thoughts and prayers and know Lucy will never be far from you. She is a beautiful girl and so lucky to have you for a Mom.
    Love, Kathryn (Schiess) North

  39. Vic & Molly,

    My heart goes out to you. I'm so deeply saddened by this. You two are such wonderful people and you have been in our thoughts and prayers.

    Erik & Jennille Isakson

  40. Vic & Molly,

    I just want to say how sorry I am. My sister Ilene Payne is Joy's Paynes sister in-law. Vic and I played tennis a couple of times after my mission. I just wanted to tell you that I've been reading your blog all week and have been crying for you and praying for you. The video you made for Vic on Valentines Day had me in a puddle of tears in my family room. My husband was jealous, Molly you are so computer savvy! Little Lucy has a lot of spunk doesn't she! Just know that I am praying for Angels to support you and buoy you both at this time. Even though I don't know you Molly, I'm sure we would be friends and I would come over and give you the biggest hug. I'm praying for time to speed up, so that you may be reunited with little Lucy once again. She is precious. Love, Adriane (Parry) Hapgood

  41. Molly and Family,
    You have been in my thoughts and prayers this past week- I am so sorry to hear of your tragic loss. Thank goodness for the knowledge we have of the atonement- she was a beautiful little girl and was a needed spirit to return to heaven. Thank you for your example of strength- I wish I had had the chance to meet her. We will continue to think and pray for you! -Michelle (Summers) Ashton

  42. Molly, words can not express how sad I am for you and your husband. The loss of a child is unbearable and I will have both of your names on the temple prayer roll.

  43. Molly and Vic,

    You don't know me but I am a friend of Jen and Joe. I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I am sitting here crying right now and I didn't even know your beautiful baby girl. I cannot imagine the pain you two must be feeling. I have been praying for you also that you will have strength and peace. I am grateful for our Heavenly Father's plan that you will be reunited one day with Lucy and that she will be well taken care of and happy until then. I'm sure she has a noble work to do.

  44. I ran across this blog from a friend of mine. My heart breaks for you and your sweet Lucy. It's wonderful that she can help other children on her way to heaven. Your strength is such an example.

  45. Dear Vic & Molly,
    How our hearts have been aching for you since we heard the news about sweet Lucy. I was in N.Y. with my Mom as she underwent and is recovery from a major spinal surgery.When Cody called sobbing and told me the news my heart sank. We wish deeply that we could take away the greif you are going through. Lucy is a beautiful, vibriant child and we have loved getting to know her via all of your blog posts and video's about her. Our love and prayers are with you. Our thoughts have been with you ever since the moment we heard about little Lucy. We wish we could do more. Please know we love all three of you.

  46. Cristian and I love you and we are so sad to hear about your loss. There is not much to say but I pray for your comfort and for the Lord to be with you.
    God Bless.

  47. Molly and Vic,

    Thank you for sharing Lucy's wonderful life with us. She is truly a beatiful little girl. We regret that in this last year we didn't get to know her as well as her first year. Thank you for your example of strength and courage at this difficult time. Please call if you need anything at all. We are just right around the corner. We loved Lucy, and love you both.
    Darc and Dan

  48. Oh Molly, I am so sorry. My family is praying for your family.
    I love you.
    Hilary (Fullmer) Rumsey

  49. Dear Vic & Molly,

    We are saddened to hear of the sudden loss of your little girl Lucy and wish we could find words to ease your pain. One of the saddest of life’s challenges is losing a child and words that can give you true comfort are difficult for us to find at this time.

    Over the past week we have gotten to know your family through your blog and have been deeply impressed with the love you have for each other as well as the amazing love you have for Lucy.

    I only got to meet Lucy twice when you brought her to the office to trick-or-treat and again, just a few weeks ago, when Vic was playing with Lucy on the main floor of our office building and I was blessed with the chance to say hello to Lucy and tell her how beautiful she was as I was leaving the office. On both occasions, I could see that Lucy was a special spirit.

    Molly I want you to know that Vic shared his love for Lucy with us at work and I remember on one occasion while sitting in my office Vic and I where chatting about my grandchildren and Lucy and he asked if I would like to see a picture of Lucy. Expecting Vic to pull out his wallet to show me a picture, he instead directed me to the Jackson Family blog. I have to tell you I was awed and overcome by the love I saw and felt as I viewed the pictures and read the stories you both shared of your beautiful Lucy girl.

    Do know that we are thinking of you during this time of loss. May your hearts and souls find peace and comfort and may God's Grace strengthen you.

    Lucy will never be forgotten.

    Sincere Sympathy,

    Valerie & David Jeffs

  50. Vic & Molly-
    I am so sorry to hear about your loss. My heart aches for you. I can not imagine the loss you must be feeling. I wish both of you comfort and peace. The Lord must have thought very highly of you both as parents to send you an angel so sweet that she only needed to endure this life for a short time. He must have known that the two of you could give her enough love to last a lifetime. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

    Wes & April Young

  51. She did exude light and laughter and life. She was larger then life, and I can understand why Heavenly Father craved her company once again, though it doesn't feel fair. You are good people, wonderful people. So many moments have been flashing through my mind of little Lucy and you guys. We love you enormously always. May the Lord continue to bless and keep you.
    All our love and sincerest condolences.
    Kent and Kristin Gardner

  52. I am Whitney's sister. Please know that we are thinking about and praying for your family at this difficult time. She is a special little girl. Truly sorry for your loss. We are thinking of you.
    Heather Boice Williams

  53. I am SOOO sorry to hear about your little Lucy! My heart hurts so bad for you. I don't really know you but heard about you through mutual friends!! I know words don't help much but just know how many people had a prayer in their hearts for you and your family.

  54. My wife told the the scoop today and I have been thinking about this all day so I thought I would let you know that we are praying for you guys and hoping that God will bless your family.
    SOOOO Sorry

  55. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I can't even begin to imagine what you must be going through. I'm so glad you have the gospel, and the knowledge that you will be reunited one day. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    Mikki Firelein

  56. you guys are constantly on my mind and in my prayers. She is beautiful.

  57. Molly,
    We'd only met your sweet Lucy briefly at story times but I thought I hsould express to you how my heart broke reading her story in the Park Record. As a mother of 2 boys around her age, I just can't imagine losing one of them, but I know God takes them when he is ready, not when we are. We will pray for you and your family as your grief continues.
    Casey Marsh (boys Calvin and Jeremiah)

  58. I don't know you, but I wanted you to know how sorry I am for your loss. I can't imagine. Hang in there.








  60. What a beautiful tribute to a beautiful girl. I am so sorry. My mommy heart aches for you, but how wonderful to have the gospel..."Sweet is the peace the Gospel brings". It may take a while to feel that sweetness, but I know God will be with your family during this time.

  61. I don't know you at all, but I am still so very sorry.

    I found this blog: a few weeks ago, and the writer also lost her young child. She writes a lot about how she's been dealing with that over the last couple of years, and how her life eventually brightened again.

    The pain never ends, but it gets easier to deal with. I am so sorry.

  62. Dear Molly & Vic,
    I must have re-started this first sentence a dozen times trying to find the words to express how deeply sorry I am for your loss. Of all the things we shared as neighbors, this is something I could never have imagined we would share. I wonder if our daughters are getting to know each other? Your dear sweet little Lucy. I will never forget that first day I saw her, and that incredibly thick, silky blonde hair. Her slightly crooked heart-melting smile. There was never a more truly loved, happy, and sweet little girl. My heart and thoughts are with you every day, and will continue to be. You have so many people who love you, and will be there for you. And as someone who understands first-hand how your hearts are breaking right now, I hope you'll feel you can call me anytime. With love and heartfelt compassion,

    Laurie Smith

  63. I am so sorry for your loss. I don't know you personally, but you are in my prayers.

  64. Molly,

    What a beautiful little girl. I wanted to let you know that you have been in our thoughts and prayers the past week. We will continue to pray for you and your family.

    Brigit (Summers) Robinson and family

  65. Oh, Molly- I love you and my prayers are with you. Your names are on the prayer roll in the DC Temple. Keep singing...I know that music can see us through a lot of deep pain. I don't know what to say, but just know that I love you and I know that the plan of salvation is real and that families can be eternal.
    Love, Kristen

  66. Molly,

    I am so sorry to hear about your loss. She sounds like such a special little girl and I know she was so blessed to have you as her mom. My thoughts and prayers are with you. If there is anything I can do, please don't hesitate to ask.

    Nicole (Forsgren) Velasquez

  67. oh my dearest molly,

    words cannot even express sufficiently, but... i am so, so deeply saddened by your loss. please know that i love you and you and your husband will be in my prayers.

    love, whitney busath shafer

  68. i don't know you, but with tears streaming down my face i have to say that i'm so sorry for your loss. as a mother my heart aches for you, as my second daughter is about lucy's age. i can't imagine the strength it takes to get through your past few days. lucy's beautiful and obviously perfect, as Heavenly Father was ready for her to return to Him. how wonderful that you had her for nearly 2 glorious years. how happy a day for you to live with her again. my prayers are with your family.

  69. Molly,

    I am so sorry. I will continue to pray for peace and comfort for you and your family. Lucy is such a beautiful girl. You are so loved.


  70. Molly,
    I was friends with your older sister Amy, but wanted to let you know that your family is in our prayers. As the days go by, I hope that the pain will lessen and the sweet memories of your daughter will lighten you with LOVE (which never ends). God Bless, Amber (Anderson) Olsen

  71. Dear Molly and Vic,
    we found out about the tragedy yesterday afternoon.
    We can't believe the tragic news. We still remember a little Lucy, we saw her in Park City and in Jordan in 2006, she was so cute and charming. It is extremely difficult to understand why God takes children from their parents to Heaven so early. We are deeply depressed and unhappy. I talked to Ela (my wife) and Beata (my daughter) about this heart-breaking tragedy in your family. We just couldn't stop crying. We would like to tell you that we sympathize with you in this painful situation. We are praying for you that you will have strength and peace to face the coming days, months, and years without your precious daughter.
    Lots of love,
    Slav and Ela (Poland, Europe)

  72. I don't know you personally but I know of you through the Egyptian Youtheater. I remember seeing you directing kids with Lucy on your hip and I thought you were awesome. Your name popped into my head a few days ago when I thought I should call you for voice lessons for my daughter. I didn't realize then that that thought was a call to prayer!
    I was so sorry to hear the tragic news and I am praying for your family now. Lucy was a light in this world and now you have an angel waiting for you in heaven.

    Love and Prayers,
    The Silianoff Family (Kathy, Jim, Caitlin, Reeve and AJ)

  73. Vic and Molly,
    We are so sorry we never got to meet such a sweet and beautiful little girl. Our Prayers are with you guys, and we hope and pray that her joy and sweet spirit are always in your home.

    Steve & Kim Blackburn

  74. You don't even know us, but we are family to Dan and Darcie Erickson. Your story has impacted our lives. As soon as we heard about your little girl, we began praying for you and your family and we are still. Our heart goes out to you in this time of sadness and we wanted to let you know that we are praying for you.

  75. You don't know me, but I know Kristyn and Paul. I wanted you to know how sorry I am for your loss. I cannot even imagine the pain you are feeling. Please know that you are in our prayers.
    Love - Kadi Thompson

  76. Vic & Molly-
    We just want you to know how sorry we are for the pain you are going through right now. These past few months with Tyler I have realized what it is to love a child that is your own. I can only imagine the pain I would feel if he were no longer with us. I just want you to know how much I admire you both for your faith and your strength throughout this week. Even though we have the knowledge we do about our Heavenly Father's plan, it's still very hard to deal with things like this. I hope you realize that you have been a wonderful example of faith to many people in our branch who have gone through hard things themselves. One family in particular.
    I can't help but think that last Friday when we were trying to meet up at the park Heavenly Father wanted you to be able to have some family time alone with Lucy. I'm glad we didn't find each other.
    Please let us know what we can do as you settle in at home again after all of the events of this week. We are always here as friends and are so thankful that we had the opportunity to meet you both and Lucy. We love you.

    -Ryan and Megan Jensen

  77. Vic & Molly,

    I don't know you. I found your blog through Mig's blog, and I'm in tears reading your story. I have a daughter who's not much older than Lucy, and I can't even imagine the pain that you have experienced.

    I wish I had words that I could say that would ease the pain. All I can do is pray, and hug my daughter a little tighter.

    I know that the resurrection is real, and that families can be together forever. I know that Lucy is running, singing and dancing in heaven, with many other children. My prayers are with you.



  78. As echoed by so many of your friends (and many who don't know you), your story is changing all of us. Thank you for your example of faith, love, parenthood, and testimony. We have been thinking about you & praying for you--and so many of our friends here in Kentucky have you on their minds & hearts as well.
    Lucy will always carry the light she shared with all of us...thank you for sharing her with all of us--We love you, wish we were closer,
    Shara & Trevor

  79. Molly,
    I heard about your sweet little Lucy through a common friend, Jolyn Stevens(she was in ShowTime with you). I just wanted you and your family to know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. We pray that you will find peace and comfort.
    Lici(miller)&Tyson Ferney

  80. Vic and Molly,
    I can't tell you how heartbroken we are to hear this news. I can't even begin to imagine what you are feeling right now. Please know that we love you and we are praying for you.

    Rock and Whitney (Lent) Permann

  81. I don't know you Molly but a friend told me of your sweet sweet girl and we are praying for you and your family.

    God be with you till you meet again.

  82. I can't begin to fathom what you two are going through. What a tragic, sudden accident. I am so, so sorry for your loss and will keep you in my prayers.

  83. Dear
    victor & Molly
    Mi familia y yo estamos orando por ustedes todas las noches, para que nuestro pader celestial les de lafortaleza, para poder superar dolor tan immenso, nuestro Padre celestial nos hizo la promeza de la vida eterna, eternas pueden ser las familias ......
    les amamos y les acompananos en su dolor,se que le van ha superar con el tiempo,y se que Dios tiene algo muy especial para ustedes!!
    con todo nuestro amor
    Danny Aguilar, Gabriel Aguilar
    Cliff & Rita Saunders!!

  84. Sweet Molly. You inspire me. Your great trial with your sweet Lucy has touched me to the core. What a blessing she is to so many people. She is just like her brilliant mother. My prayers are with you.

    Tyra Abney Hawkins

  85. Molly-

    I found your blog through my friend Miggy's (Webbsite) blog. Little did I know that I would know the Molly she wrote about. This is Brittany McKinley (Fox) - we lived in the townhouse condos at BYU together. I am so upset to hear of the accident your little Lucy had. What a crazy fluke thing that could happen to any child. I have a Lucy myself - she'll be 2 in August. I hope you are being strengthened through this time. I'm not even sure what else to say. I will be saying a prayer for you.

  86. Molly,

    My wife and I are friends of your parents, Russ and Nancy (although I don't know where they are now.)

    We share prayers and faith for the eternal family -- sadness for today, yet hope for tomorrow.

    Larry & Beverly Eastland

  87. Molly,
    I know that over time all of the words seem to blend together and nothing really seems to help. But I want you to know that you and your family has been constantly on my mind and in my heart. It seems that everywhere I turn, I am reminded of the time we served together and of all of things that you taught me. You have an amazing faith and you were able to teach your sweet little girl everything that she needed to know in order for her to return to her Heavenly Father. You are loved so much and if you ever need me, know that I am here whenever you need me. Thank you for sharing Lucy's life with me. I wish that I could have met her.
    Love You!!!
    Danielle (Nearing) Malsbary

  88. There can be NOTHING more painful, in this world, than loosing a child. Words cannot adequately express my thoughts to you. Just know there are people (you don't even know) praying for you and your family - to help bolster you up. THANK GOODNESS for the knowledge we possess to help us through such impossibly-difficult times.

    As I scrolled back looking at pictures of your sweet baby, I am reminded of what wonderful parents you are - and what wonderful, sweet times you had together. Having lost two family members in less than a year, I know the sting seperation can bring AND I also know that you will feel Lucy very close to you - giving comfort to her mommy and daddy.

    GOD BLESS YOU Molly and your sweet hubby - our prayers will be with you for some time.

  89. Vic & Molly,

    I know all of this seems to sound about the same but we want you to know you are both in our thoughts and prayers. May God bless you and keep you through this time.

    Kellen & Camille

  90. Dear Vic and Molly. Vicki and I express our deepest sympathy. You have been in our prayers that you might feel the depth of our Father's love for his children and find solace in knowing that he is in charge and Lucy is in good hands. We extend our love and heartfelt wishes. David & Vicki Weston

  91. I am visiting your blog through a friends blog and just want to tell you that even though I have never met you I am thinking of you & praying for you. You are such a strength to so many just from reading this blog....I know your testimony is so strong and it is so wonderful to know the things that you know. Your sweet Lucy will be so blessed because of the parents that you are. May you find comfort and peace in this time of loss.
    Jennifer Hill

  92. Dear Molly and Vic,
    What a gorgeous baby. As a parent I know how intensely you love your daughter. I hope you will find comfort in each other at this awful time.
    Love, Nancy Heiner Austin

  93. I dont know you, but you have been on my mind so much this week. I was told of you by my freind, Britany Galovich. I am so sorry to hear that you little Lucy was called back to Heaven. I also wanted to thank you for the bravery that you had to donate you sweet daughter's organs. My little boy, Carter, was a recipient of a heart valve just six weeks ago. I have thought so much of the poor family who had to loose someone that they loved in order for my son to live. I dont know that family, but I am so grateful for families like them and you who even in their time of sadness and pain are still giving of themselves in such a Christlike way. Thank you for you example. Our prayers are still with you.
    Erin in Mesa, AZ

  94. I feel like everything has been said and better than I could say it. Bless you both. I do hope that the tears that have been shed for you, even very far away, could somehow help.
    all our love,
    Melissa (Samuelson)Turley

  95. I am so sorry for your loss. My heart is heavy and I hope you can find the peace that only the Lord can bring you and your family. The last time I saw you was when you were pregnant and you were with your Mom and Dad at Home Depot in West Jordan. Remember? I remember thinking how happy I was for you....

    I have had this quote floating around in my scriptures for 15 some odd years. I hope it will be a help to you. Even though I never met your little Lucy, I can say that after reading your blog this literally applies to Lucy....

    "The Lord takes many away even in infancy, that they may escape the envy of man and the sorrows and evils of this present world, they were too pure, too lovely, to live on this earth. Therefore, if rightly considered, instead of mourning we have reason to rejoice as they are delivered from evil and we shall have them again. The only difference between the old and the young dying is one lives longer in heaven and eternal light and glory than the other and is freed a little sooner from this miserable world."
    -The Prophet Joseph Smith

    You are in our prayers.

    Rochelle (Nelson) & Tyler Olsen

  96. You don't know me and I don't know your family either, but I got your blog link from a friend of a friend and have been touched by the spirit of your family. My heart deeply goes out to you during this devastation. I am so sorry! My prayers are with you. I hope you are able to find the comfort and peace you need and that Heavenly Father has for you. That is so admirable that Lucy's organs were donated. I know that will touch many lives also! May God be with you!!
    -Claire Gray

  97. Molly and Vic,
    I only know of your situation because my friend Leslie asked for prayers on your behalf on her blog. Although we are strangers, my heart is heavy with the news of your loss and I feel compelled to offer you my deepest sympathies. I will continue to pray for your strength and comfort during this trial. From your post, you seem like amazing, amazing people, and Lucy was so blessed to have you for parents. Continue in the faith! Big hug, Sarah

  98. Molly, we are sorry to hear of your lose. What a beautiful girl Lucy is. We are praying for you and hope you'll find an added measure of courage.

  99. Molly and Vic-
    I hope you made it through this day. I have been thinking about you and wishing I could have attended the service you held. This tragic story has truly changed me. I know that it is something that you never hope anyone has to experience, but I want you to know that your sad experience has made me look at this life through different eyes. "This day is fragile", just like you once danced. I want to be a better person after seeing your little Lucy and be more open with my love as you have been through your blog with Lucy. I have cried a lot in heartache for you. May Lucy's spirit be close to you and may Heavenly Father hold you close and help you through this. I love you!

  100. Molly, I am so sorry for your loss. I have no idea what you are going through. I can only imagine it is ugly and tragic and all the pity and empathy in the world just doesn't seem to make it better.

    In my worst times I find solace in my belief that the darkest times will somehow bring the greatest lessons and the best blessings. So far this has been true for me... I hope this is true in this instance...

    Someday you will find healing, and something beautiful will grow from the ashes, but only you and God will likely be able to see it... When you do, please share it so the rest of us can see too.

    Love and Light, Jason Hull

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  102. Vic & Molly~

    I am a friend of Lana Wilkinson. When she told me of your loss, my heart went out to you.

    There are no words to ease the pain, but please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Sweet Lucy is smiling down on you and families are forever.

    Wishing you peace and comfort~

    Marianne Farnsworth

  103. I just wanted to thank you both, and your families and ward members, for putting together the most amazing services today. Although heart-wrenching, it was perfect. Absolutely sweet, beautiful, and filled with the Spirit--just like she is. Lucy is so blessed to have you two as her parents. So blessed.

    I love you guys. If you ever need a weekend away, you know where I am.

    -Jessica Bean

  104. Molly, I was shocked to hear about Lucy. I have been out of the country with no internet access, but I was able to call my husband on Sunday night and he told me what had happened. Then I cried. I can't even begin to imagine what you must be feeling and I am heartbroken for you as a mother. I am positive that I can't say anything that will help, but please know that we have prayed for you and your family. And will continue to do so.

  105. My family is currently in your parents (in-laws) ward in Spanish Fork, and we wanted to send our heartfelt sympathies during this time in your life. What an amazingly beautiful little girl you have and it is wonderful to read that her organs were donated.

    May Heavenly Father help heal you!

    Cammi Chandler Higley

  106. Molly and Vic:

    Our deepest love to the both of you. We know you believe in the life to come and we pray that you might find some comfort in this.


    Joe and Ashley Griffin

  107. I heard about your story from a good friend in my ward here in Boston, Heather Staker. I am so deeply sorry for your loss. I actually found your blog through friends of friends. Just know that people all over the country are praying for your family. Take care.

  108. Hi,
    I don't know you, but I found your story from another friend's blog.
    My heart is broken for your loss and I am sitting here in tears as I write this. She was a beautiful girl and was so fortunate to have such wonderful parents while she was on earth. I am so sorry for what you are going through. My kids are making cards for you both.

    If there is a charity in her name we can put on our blogs, I would love to link it.

    You are in our prayers.

  109. I am a friend of Leslie's. My heart has hurt so badly for you and your family this last week. I can't begin to understand what you are all going through right now but I hope you find peace in knowing how many prayers are going out in your behalf and how much love and concern there is for you even from complete strangers like myself.

  110. Molly,

    I am deeply sorry for your loss. I received the news via Pres. Thacker's email.

    In reading your posts and updates, I want to say that I am bigtime proud of you for being so strong. You and Vic (who, although I've never met him, seems like a complete stud) are true inspirations .

    My prayers and heart go out to you.

    your friend,


  111. Vic and Molly: I am so saddened by your loss. Little Lucy was such a cute firecracker. I love you and pray that you may find comfort or peace.

  112. hello. I found your blog through a friend. please know I will be praying so hard for you and your family at this time. so sorry for your loss.

  113. Molly,
    We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Lucy is so beautiful. We are praying for you and your family. Love you!!!

    Ben and Natalie Holloway

  114. Like many others who have found your blog through friends, I just wanted to say that my heart goes out to you. As a mother of two small children, my heart is breaking for your loss. Thank you for sharing your story and for allowing perfect strangers to feel God's love through your faith and memory of your precious daughter. I pray that through His mercy God will fill the huge void in your hearts with peace.

  115. Thank you for sharing those beautiful words about Lucy - I can tell that she is definitely your little angel. We were so sad when we heard the news from the Thackers about what happened. Please know that your family is in our prayers.

    Laisa (Sister Hola from the IPM)

    P.S Molly, if its okay, I want to add your family to my blog list.

  116. Molly and Vik, I am so sorry, I don't know much to say other than you two are amazing. The funeral was beautiful. By the way, we are the Bairds and we moved into the ward not too long ago but we haven't gotten the chance to meet you guys but are looking forward to it. We love you,
    Suzette Baird

  117. I was given your blog address by Jen(Rush)Helmer and Pres. Thacker emailed former IPMers. I am strengthened by reading about you and your family and this trial you are experiencing. Your family is truly loved and watched over, that I can tell. May you continue in the faith that has guided you thus far.
    Shannon (Cox) Adamz

  118. Molly, I haven't seen you since high school. I just wanted to say how Sorry I am for your loss, she's an adorable little lady! Hold onto and cherish the memories you made with her! You and Vic are in my thoughts and prayers daily!
    Susie (Elliott) Lage

  119. Molly,

    You are an amazing women. You are touching so many people by being so open. Your family is the true example of eternal love. Your in our thoughts and prayers.

    Stacie Kingsford Grubb

  120. Taylor and I just sat and cried as we read your blog. I cannot imagine that kind of loss....please know you are in our hearts and prayers.
    we love you.
    brooke and taylor olsen

  121. Vic and Molly,
    I'm so sorry this comes so late, but my heart still goes out to you. I think Lucy couldn't have asked for more loving parents, and I know your reunion in heaven will be sweeter than words can describe. You are still in my thoughts and prayers.
    Maxine (Kwok) Parrish

  122. Molly & Vic,

    You don't know me, but I am a friend of Brooke & Taylor's. I found your blog through theirs. I cannot even begin to imagine what you are going through. You seem like very strong, loving people and I am so sorry you are going through this pain. My heart, thoughts and prayers are with your during this difficult time. Your little girl was absolutely beautiful and I know you will miss her alot.

    Seattle, WA

  123. Molly,
    I just saw this thru Rachel's blog and am so incredibly sorry for your loss. You and your family are very loved individuals. I know God's love is with you.
    Nicole Rasmussen Allen

  124. In such a tragic time, you truly are touching lives. You are both such wonderful examples of faith & optimism in the midst of trial. Thank you. How sweet will be your reunion with your beautiful little Lucy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Jeff & Nicole Drysdale
    (friends of Joe & Jen)

  125. Molly and Vic:

    I'm so sorry about your loss. I am touched by your strength and faith and willingness to share.

    Our family is praying for yours.

    Kirsi (Ayre) Ide
    (from your LA 1st Ward days)

  126. Jackson Famiyl:
    I sorry for the comment from a stranger, I know you through the Rasmussen family, and heard about your heart breaking news.
    I am so impressed with the strength you have appeared to exhibit, and your faith that you continue to hold. Families are forever, and wanted to assure you that there are hundreds and hundreds of people you know, and don't know that are praying for you are your sweet family.
    I wish you great understanding and comfort. For all its worth, our prayers and thoughts are ever with you.
    With all the love
    Jeff, Jackie and baby Lucy

  127. Jackson Family,
    I know you through the Rasmussen family, and wanted to express my love and regret for your incredible loss.
    I am so impressed with your obvious strength and faith that you continue to exhibit.
    I also wanted to assure you that there are hundreds and hundreds of prayers in your families behalf, from those you know, as well as those who you don't know.
    We are praying for your wonderful family, and are ever as grateful as you must be for the plan of Eternal Families. What a glorious plan.
    With all our love.
    Jeff, Jackie and baby Lucy

  128. Hi Molly. I cannot begin to express the sadness that hit me when I heard of the recent tragedy in your life. I wish I had been able to find you sooner to have met your beautiful little daughter in this life. I can only imagine a little girl with as much happiness and a love for life as I knew her mother to be.
    May God Bless you and your husband, and if you ever need anything, my wife and I are now living in Salt Lake--we are here for you.
    -Andrew Black


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