|Birth: ||May 24, 1994|
New York, USA
|Death: ||Aug. 16, 2007|
Written by Mommy:
This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, Courtney Koehler who was born in New York on May 24, 1994 and passed away on August 16, 2007 at the age of 13. We will remember her forever.
Courtney is one of 5 children. She has a big sister Jessica, two little sisters; Heather and Ashley and a little brother Kenny. The bond that she had with each of her siblings was truly amazing. Courtney and Jessica being only 14 months apart did everything together. while they were typical sisters and fought a whole lot, they were not only sisters but best friends. Jessica was there when Courtney was killed and this is something she will never be able to recover from. Courtney acted as a tutor to Heather. She had the patience required to work with Heather that mommy lacks. Kenny was Courtneys bubby. Ashley was Courtney's "baby". It was such an inspiration to me to see her interacting with each of my other children.
Courtney was also very close to her cousins Jordan, Zak, and Kayla. She was Jordan and Zak's babysitter and Zak frequently talks about how he misses the times that she would take him to the playground.
Courtney had so many friends. She was simply the kind of person that everybody loved. With her blonde curly hair, blue eyes, extremely warm heart, and kindness to others, one couldnt help but to love Courtney. She was Myles girlfriend and these two kids proved that there is no such thing as being to young to be in-love. The love they had for one another is a love that I know will never die. Myles was one of Courtneys pall bearers and he is still a very active part of our lives. Among her best friends were Torrie, Caitliln, and Brooke. Myles and the girls miss Courtney so much and they have all changed drastically since we lost her. I know in my heart that they will always help me keep my baby girl alive through spirit.
Courtney was also very close to her aunt Bonnie and Amy. She considered her Aunt Bonnie to be her best friend and her Aunt Amy a second mommy.
Courtney always craved more attention from her daddy and now he regrets not giving it to her. She would always get so excited when he would hug her or say those precious words "I love you" to her.
Courtney and I had a closeness that I simply dont know how to put into words. She was the only one of my babies that I nursed. She and I spent alot of one on one time together doing things like reading, playing games, watching game shows, talking and cuddling. They say that God doesnt give us more than we can handle, but they are wrong cuz this is something that I am not able to handle. Courtney was my blondie and my mama C. During the last afternoon that I got to spend with my baby, she looked at me and said "mommy, you're my mini me. I'm supposed to be your mini me, but you're my mini me." Those are words that I will cherish forever.
Courtney was a very active girl. She was involved in several activities such as chorus where she sang both a duet and a trio with Torrie, bowling, softball, gymnastics, Girl Scouts. She had a major passion for reading, she was an honors student. She had a love for rainbows. Courtney was a papergirl sharing two routes with Jessica.
Courtney was the kind of kid that very rarely gave any attitude. She very rarely got in any trouble. She was very much the kind of person that wanted peace.
I cant believe that someone could so carelessly take such a precious life. Courtney was in our old neighborhood spending time with friends when a drunk driver hit her, not once but twice. He then left the scene and went to McDonalds. I last saw my baby girl at the football field where she was running around laughing and having a good time with her friends. 3 hours later, I got a call that she had been hit by a car. I will never forget the feeling as we arrived at the scene and I saw the street just loaded with ambulances, police cars and people surrounding my baby. I finally got close enough that I could see her and my baby was lieing lifeless on the side of the road. I remember callling her aunt from the ambulance and saying "Amy, she isnt waking up". We got the news the next afternoon that she was brain dead.
We made the decision because of the heart of gold that our daughter had to have her leave the Earth as a hero. Courtney is an organ donor and was able to save 5 other lives.
We will miss Courtney until the end of time and I've made her the promise that I will meet her when my chores are through.
Courtney Ann mommy loves you and misses you so much baby!
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