2004 ~ 2016
Born August 27th 2004 Tabitha was a honeymoon baby, unexpected
and miraculous at the same time. She had colic for nearly
three months crying through the night several nights a week.
Perhaps that is where she got her strong lung power from?
She used those lungs to sing to her heart's content later
Her mesmerizing blue eyes captivated us all.
For the first two years of her life she lived with her
family in the basement of her grandparents home. She was
surrounded by aunts, uncles, cousins, and so much family
that she was not afraid of new people. She became very accepting
of everyone quickly and could talk to just about anyone.
In second grade she finally met someone that she didn't
get along with, a girl in her class. Talking one afternoon
she told how they did not like each other and that it made
it hard in class. Giving her confidence that she was amazing
and that God loved her, we encouraged her to remember that
God loved this other girl as well and that God might need
someone to help this girl through hard times rather than
fight. The next day Tabitha came home and told how she approached
the girl and complimented her all day about anything she
could think of. They were now friends, and stayed friends.
You likely never knew if you bothered Tabitha, she'd rather
make a friend of you than get into a fight.
Tabitha's younger brother, William, was born with spina
bifida when she was 2 years old. She took to him right away,
love and hugs and kisses like he was her own little baby.
That never changed, every one of her little siblings has
been raised in part by Tabitha. She has been a god-send
helping to keep this family strong through some really really
Tabitha is survived by her parents Nathan and Angeline
Washburn. Her siblings: William (10), Rori (7), Lucy (4),
Darcy (2), and Chase (10 months). Her Grandparents Allen
& Ilene Washburn, Michael and Darcy Kennedy. Her Great
Grandmothers Anna Adams, Virginia Kennedy. 25 Aunts, Uncles
and their spouses. Dozens of cousins.
She is missed by countless friends, neighbors, and the
communities that she touched everywhere she lived.
We know that she is in the arms of her savior and ancestors
who love her and will care for her until we can once again
Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, May
20, 2016 at the Highland 12th LDS Ward Chapel, 5853 West
10400 North, Highland, Utah. Family and friends may call
on Thursday, May 19, 2016 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the Warenski
Funeral Home, 1776 North 900 East, American Fork, Utah,
and again on Friday morning at the church from 9:30 to 10:30
am prior to services. Interment will be at the Alpine City
Send condolences to www.tabithawashburn.com