Tuesday, December 15, 2009


Makenzie Rye Webster 7/18/2009~12/13/2009 Makenzie Rye returned home to her Heavenly Father on Sunday night in the arms of her Dad and Mom. Our beautiful little girl was the light of our lives and touched so many hearts in her short time here on earth. Her eyes and smile would tell us stories. Kenzie was wise beyond her age and has an amazing spirit. During her short time on earth she fought a hard battle with a rare neuromuscular disease. Kenzie is survived by her adoring Daddy and Mommy, Ryan and Kendra Webster. Baby girl we are going to miss you beyond words. You will forever live in our hearts and your smile will always keep us warm. Now muffin go run, jump, laugh and breathe in freedom. Makenzie will be dearly missed by her grandparents, Randy and Becky Webster, Diane and Jesse Ritzman, along with many uncles, aunts, cousins, friends and her special puppy Harley. Makenzie is preceded in death by many awaiting angels. We want to thank, from the bottom of our hearts, the doctors, nurses, respiratory therapists and other staff at Primary Children's Medical Center for all their love, support and dedication to our beautiful little girl. Funeral Services will be Thursday December 17, 2009, 11:00a.m. at Memorial Mortuary, 5850 S. 900 E. A viewing will be Wednesday Dec. 16, 2009, 6:30-8:00p.m. at Memorial Mortuary, and half hour before services. Interment at Lake Hills Memorial. Online condolences at www.memorialutah.com

25 comments :

TMI Tara said...

This is a beautiful tribute for a beautiful girl. The strength and courage and true beauty she showed during her short earthly life have inspired me. I believe that she is indeed a wise spirit. You and Ryan as her parents, and your ability to celebrate every day with Makenzie, even before you knew anything was wrong, has inspired me beyond words.

We love you, think of you always and pray for you often.

Katie Danner said...

Absolutely beautiful. What a beautiful soul and angel to come into the world. Thank you for sharing this sacred journey with us Kendra- as it has been and will continue to be a journey. I am sending my warmest prayers and tender feelings through these trying times. All my love, Katie

Darren and Jody said...

Kendra,

I just want to give you a hug!! Just know we are praying for you and Ryan. when you get a chance please email me.

Love Jody

Rhonda Mozingo said...

I have been following your story for the last week or so. Your beautiful baby girl has touched me like no other has. You and Ryan, although it doesn't seem like it to both of you, are an amazing pillar of srength. You celebrated Kenzies life, you loved her, you held her and you made sure her last days here on this old earth were filled adoration, love and warmth. You looked beyond your own pain in order to try to take away some of hers. You both are my heros, but Kenzie is my inspiration. I have Lupus and live everyday in pain, I am printing a pick of your beautiful girl (if you don't mind) so that I can carry it with me and when I am in a Lupus funk, I want to be able to look at this angel and know what she went thru and if she can do it, so can I. As it was said in Steel Magnolias, "I for one feel much safer knowing she is up there to watch us over us". She is whole, she is beautiful and she is looking after the ones who loved her and came to love her. Thank you for sharing her with us. My prayers and love are going out to you both and your families. God opened his arms on Sunday to welcome one of his brightest and most beautiful, he doesn't take lightly the responsibility of loving her. You both are blessed and were loved by the most beautiful Angel God has seen. Love to you. Rhonda

Lisa (aka: The Cool Chick) said...

I learned of your daughter through a friend of a friend. I have another friend who lost her son a few years ago from SMA and I wanted to say that I am so sorry for your loss... you and your family are in my prayers. God Bless.

Emma said...

A beautiful tribute to a beautiful little girl, a strong spirit and an Angel like no other. She is watching down, and although of course not how you hoped,dreamed and want, is and will be with you forever. Makenzie has touched so many lives, and will continue to do so and has left this world impacting it more than most people do in many, many, more years. No mother should go through what you are but i will continue to pray for strength, for comfort, for moments of peace and moments you feel Kenzie holding you in her arms, comforting you just as you did her. She felt nothing but the amazing love you and her Daddy had for her, you did all you could and have allowed her to be free....such a selfless act. Hugs, Em

Chanse and Janell said...

Ryan and Kendra,
Makenzie was a beautiful girl, and she truly has inspired everyone around her.
I have been thinking about you, and will continue to think about you in the days, months and years to come.
XO
Janell

Anonymous said...

What beautiful words! You have been so strong for Makenzie and eachother. I will miss her sweet little smile and pretty eyes! I am glad I got to be a part of her life and share small moments with her. I will always remember the rodeo, bear lake and painting her tiny nails. Thanks for bringing such a beautiful child in to my life. Love Kam

Dave & Ashley Fairey said...

I am a stranger and not sure how I came upon your blog, but as a nurse your story is so touching and heartbreaking. My heart and prayers go out to your family. God Bless you!

Esther said...

My heart is breaking for you. I'm so sorry. I can barely see through my tears, I can't even imagine the pain you are going through at this time.

Bennett Bunch said...

This is such a beautiful tribute to your special baby girl. You and Ryan are in our thoughts and prayers.

Gaspegirl said...

Beautiful tribute to your beautiful daughter. God bless you and your family.

starnes family said...

So beautifully said......stay strong.

the watkins said...

I also don't know you or your family. But I am so sorry for your loss. I am certain she was such a special spirit and you are so blessed to be her parents. Your words are inspiring. It seems my words fall short of the heartache I felt as I read your story. I believe she is in a better place, although, knowing that doesn't make it easier to not have her with you.You and your family will be in my prayers. I'm so, so sorry

The Craig Cardon Family said...

Ryan and Kendra, I can't even express how deeply sorry I am for your loss. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Know that we love you. Aleese Cardon

Anonymous said...

Kendra and Ryan

I don't know all of the things that your going through, I can't even really imagine, But I do know that the lord knows what your going through every little feeling and thought. Keep praying for help and I know you will stay strong and be able to handle this a little better. Thank You for the great example you have been and sharing your life. You both and your daughter have made an impression on me and what is important in life, and how important our lives are. What a gift. Kendra and Ryan I'm sorry you will not get to share more time with her in this life but someday you will be with her again! and have forever to do all the things you were not able to do, and the time here on earth will seem like a blink of an eye. She is always with you and will always be a part of both of you and your little angel. I love you and am thinking about you and praying for you everyday. In your blog you said that you feel you can't breathe without her, well take a deep breath and everytime you breathe feel peace and know that it's for her. Your extrodinary Parents.

With love Heidi and Trent
Escandon -

{Linds} said...

I don't Know your family, But heard of your story through a friend. My thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time! and I know you will see your little princess again!!

Lisa F said...

Love you, Kendra.

KendraJane said...

My deepest condolences to you, Ryan and all of Kenzie's loved ones. I appreciate you sharing your story here for all to see... I hope you've felt all the prayers we've been sending up for you.

Anonymous said...

i'm not even sure where to start.
I found your blog through a friend's link. Me and my husband have has some scares with our little one and we both broke down in tears reading your blog and everything you and your husband have gone through with your BEAUTIFUL little girl, McKenzie.

You have made me look at scares in a whole new light, your strength inspires me. I think we will be reading your blog alot, for guidness, for peace, for comfort, and for "support".

You have a beautiful family, it sounds like McKenzie was LUCKY to have you as mother and father, adn you two were BLESSED to have her as your daughter...all 3 of you are so special, i feel and scence it through your posts.

Thanks for sharing your story, my prayers and with you. stay strong. You're a rock to many people. again, THANK YOU for making me think a little different. Life can change in a second and we NEED to stay strong, like you and yoru husband...like McKenzie did!!!

Anonymous said...

I came across your story through a friend's blog. My little boy was born just a few weeks before Makenzie. I am sitting here reading your blog and looking at my baby and tears are flowing and my heart is breaking. I cannot even imagine the pain you are going through. Thank you so much for sharing your inspirational story. You are such wonderful parents and Makenzie is such a beautiful girl. I can tell from her pictures that she is such a sweet spirit. I know that Heavenly Father has a plan for all of us. I know that you will get to see your sweet baby girl again and that she is perfect now and free from physical pain and suffering. You are truly a remarkable family. Thanks for setting such a wonderful example of hope, faith, love, patience, kindness, compassion, and endurance. All my thoughts, prayers, and deepest condolences are with you.

Alerie said...

Perfectly said for such an amazingly perfect little girl!!

Anonymous said...

Most merciful God,
whose wisdom is beyond our understanding,
surround the family of Makenzie with your love,
that they may not be overwhelmed by their loss,
but have confidence in your goodness
and strength to meet the days to come.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.
Amen

Jared and Laura said...

Kendra, I can't even begin to imagine the heartache you must be feeling, I'm so sorry. She is beautiful. This is such a sweet tribute to her. I have no doubt in my mind you'll see her again. It takes an amazing person to endure something like this. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Raji Barbir said...

Kendra... I am so so sorry for your loss...... :(

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