I am finding that I am pretty numb right now, but I truly thank God that we had the opportunity to be a part of Morgan's life and to be involved with her at the moment that the angels called her into the Light.
Thank YOU all for the prayers, support, energies, medical knowledges, spiritual help....for everything! She managed to touch sooo many people in her short time and in reverse, so many kindnesses have touched us.
This probably will not be my last update...but I do feel a need to post information about her services. The dates are set, but there is a bit of ambiguity regarding the two services.
Tuesday, I would like it to be a smaller service...for family (both physical and our DHMC family) as well as close friends. Morgan, being the social being she was, made some very important and strong connections. You know who you are. If you are one of these (or has a strong tie to Ryan, Karl or myself)....then, please include yourself as a close friend. Your heart will know.
If you are on the fence, listen to your heart a bit more...if it wasn't meant for you to attend, yet you want to be a part of things, one can help on the side lines or be part of the bigger service on February 5, 2007, 6pm...the day of Morgan's birth.
Knowing Morgan, please remember that there is not right or wrong when you follow you heart.
The following is her obituary. She will be cremated, so there will be no graveside service. Some of the smaller details are yet to be worked out, but here you are:
Morgan E. Betz
Peterborough, New Hampshire – Morgan Elizabeth Betz, 7, surrendered into the Light, with her angels beside her, on January 11, 2007. She passed on, at home, surrounded by her parents and a good friend. She is now free of her valiant struggle with cancer that began three years ago.
Morgan was born in Peterborough on February 5, 1999, the daughter of Lisa (Koziell) and Karl F. Betz. She was a second-grader at Peterborough Elementary School and enjoyed socializing, swimming, arts and crafts, and dance. She was very strong willed, yet her love and light filled any room that she entered. She was a wise old soul, in a young body, that managed to live her short life to it’s fullest, touching the lives of everyone she knew. She brought many gifts for us to receive, and many of us who knew her are so very grateful to have been a part of her life.
In addition to her parents, she is survived by her brother Ryan; her maternal grandparents, Sue and John Koziell of Hancock, New Hampshire; her paternal grandmother, Constance Betz of Monroe, Connecticut; including many aunts, uncles, and cousins. Her pup, Isabella, remained ever faithful to the end.
There are no calling hours. A smaller service for family and close friends of the immediate family will be held on Tuesday, January 16, 2007, at 11 AM, at All Saints Church, 51 Concord Street, Peterborough, New Hampshire. Later, a community celebration of her life will be held on the day of her birth, Monday, February 5 at 6 PM, at the Peterborough Town House. Reverend Adrian Robbins-Cole, Pastor, will officiate at both.
Memorial gifts in her name may be made to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of New Hampshire, 66 Hanover Street, Suite 101, Manchester, NH 03101; to David’s House, PO Box 660, Lebanon, NH 03766; or to the Lunch for Life Program, Children's Neuroblastoma Cancer Foundation, PO Box 6635, Bloomingdale, IL 60108.
Jellison Funeral Home and Cremation Services is assisting the family with arrangements.
Thank you all again,
Take care and God Bless,