Wednesday, October 14, 2009


"Emmett Paul Anderson was struck suddenly last week by a very rare post-infective neurological disease, Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis (ADEM), and his spirit returned to his Father in Heaven. Emmett passed away peacefully in the arms of his parents and with his family by his side Friday, October 9th, 2009.

Emmett was born the fifth child, and second son, to Loren and Dani Anderson on January 25th, 2009. During Emmett's short time here on earth he easily gained the love of all around him, even people he didn't know. He smiled from the time he woke up, to the time he fell asleep. He was known as the "Smiling-est Baby". He also looked like a tank, weighing in at 25 pounds and measuring 33 inches tall at just 8 months! Anyone who held Emmett thought he must have been eating steak and potatoes, but his mom would proudly reply, "No, he only eats breastmilk." Emmett was a perfectly healthy young boy who had just started crawling and pulling himself up on furniture. He spent much of the summer on the river and swimming and never complained about having to wear a life jacket! He was loved greatly by his four siblings: Calista (age 10), Spencer (age 8), Kaia (age 5), Bryn (almost 3). They loved taking turns playing with him and affectionately called him "little buddy". Emmett knew he was a perfect son and brother. Unfortunately for all of us, God chose to receive him back into his arms. Little Emmett is sorely missed!

Emmett is survived by his parents, Loren and Dani Anderson of Kennewick,WA; his 3 sisters and 1 brother; his grandparents, Craig and Laura Bisel, of Tucson, AZ, and Fred and Kathleen Anderson, of Sunnyside, WA, along with many aunts, uncles, and cousins.Viewing will be Thursday evening from 5-8pm at Mueller Funeral Home- 1401 S. Union. The Funeral will be Friday at the LDS Stake Center in Kennewick. 515 S. Union- 11am Family viewing from 10-10:45


The Driggs said...

Once again, I am so sorry for your loss. What a beautiful obituary. What a well-loved little boy. It is hard reading the ages of his siblings knowing that they were all old enough to know him. Such a hard trial. He is just so happy and handsome. I love you guys.

sariah&adam said...

It breaks my heart. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. What a beautiful little boy. I just can't imagine that trial. Thanks for sharing his sweet obituary.

bill, katie, and co. said...

So sorry for your loss, Sarah. These are tough times...tough times. So hard when we and those we love are heartbroken over something. Thinking of you.