Our sweet, gentle, kind daughter and sister and friend Sarah Eve Asay was released from her earthly ministry on April 22nd, 2020, in Pleasant Grove, Utah.
Sarah was born on September 11th, 1997 in American Fork, Utah, and was welcomed joyfully by her family. She was the eighth child and fourth daughter of Andrew and Karen Asay. Two more siblings were born after her, a brother and a sister, giving her nine siblings to love and help her navigate through her mortal journey. Sarah was the light and sunshine and fresh air in her large family. She brought much joy and a sense of peace and calm to those who were given the opportunity to become acquainted with her.
The loss of this precious child is profound to her family, but we celebrate her life and honor her memory and the legacy she left of teaching those around her to enjoy each day with gladness and cheer. While she lived on earth, she was a perfect eternal being, dwelling in an imperfect temporal body. We have no doubt that her life's mission was to teach, not so much to gain knowledge. By being herself, she taught others about living cheerfully in all circumstances, finding joy in the little things, showing love to everyone, and most importantly, to believe in the Plan of Happiness.
We take comfort in the knowledge that we will see her again and in knowing that Sarah is happy and free from her earthly burdens. She was an incredible gift to her family. In spite of not being able to communicate with words or engage in conversation with others, she was blessed with a quiet demeanor and a beautiful smiling countenance. Her family was endeared to her happy little noises and quirky mannerisms, her lovely singing voice, and so much more. We loved her enthusiastic, off-key singing, her insistence on clinging tightly to fly swatters and her little broken mirror, her penchant to scold her toys and dogs that "behaved badly," and her strict adherence to routine. Her funny personality is what made her unique and intriguing to her family. She taught us how to love unconditionally!
We feel peace, hope, and happiness at the thought of the great reunion she is having with extended family members. We know that Sarah was welcomed home by her Heavenly Father and is lovingly held in the arms of our Savior, Jesus Christ. We are grateful for the knowledge that her spirit is no longer encumbered by the restraints that her body imposed upon her. We take comfort in knowing that she is enjoying the peace and love and happiness that she richly deserves. What a glorious reunion it must be with loved ones she is getting acquainted within the spirit world! How grateful we are for the gospel of Jesus Christ and the peace that it brings knowing that our family is forever and we'll be with her again.
Sarah is survived by her parents, Andrew Earl and Karen Joelynne Taylor Asay, her nine siblings and a brother-in-law -- Hyrum Benjamin Asay, Aubrey Camilla Asay Christensen (Chad Allen Christensen), Andrew Kimball Asay, Taylor Cameron Asay, Mariann Alice Asay, Mary Dianthia "MaryDee" Asay, Michael Nelson Asay, Aaron Moroni Asay, and Sally Mae Asay, three nieces -- Lily Ann Christensen, Emma Jane Christensen, and Claire Alene Christensen, her grandmother Alice Ann Nelson Taylor, and many aunts and uncles and cousins. She is preceded in death by her grandparents -- Clinton Ted Asay and Marian Estelle Elliott Asay, and Joseph David Taylor.
Due to the current restrictions of social distancing, private memorial services are being held. Please keep your family and loved ones close and hug your children often. To honor Sarah's memory, love your neighbors, treat all people and animals with kindness and respect, and live each day without fear or worry. Look for the positive in all things and find joy in the simple things. Everything is simple. Smile often. Be cheerful. Be happy. Have JOY!
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