February 22, 2013

precious. boy.

 I wanted to post Caleb's obituary... it is so beautifully written and shares a glimpse of this special, precious boy.

CALEB DE BECKER Our sweet angel, Caleb Alexander de Becker, nine, passed peacefully from this life Feb. 15, 2013. He was born May 7, 2003. He is the beloved son of Brian Alexander de Becker and Leah Dawn Schlauder, and the beloved brother of Olivia and Tiana de Becker. Caleb's whole life was filled with laughter, joy and silliness. He will be remembered by all who knew and loved him as the sweet little boy whose innocence and purity was parallel to the amount of love (and many kisses) that he constantly gave to others. Amidst the challenge of having a devastating disease since birth, he seemed to walk through life worry free. He taught the meaning of happiness with every laugh and shared sincere love with every smile. His heart knew no bounds in this life and will have no limits throughout eternity. He continues to touch our lives through his legacy every day. Caleb was a constant example of goodness and purity throughout his life. We have been blessed with the opportunity to serve him in what seems like such small ways. We never heard him complain. He only ever smiled...his sweet smile that taught all of us how God's grace can be shown in the life of a small child. In his short nine years, he shared more love than most will ever know in an entire lifetime. Caleb was surrounded by love to his last breath as he passed from this life to the next, where he is surrounded by his loved ones who have preceded him. Caleb, we love you more than all the stars in the sky. We so look forward to the day when we will reunite with you as a family forever. Caleb was preceded in death by his mother, Leah Dawn Schlauder; and great-grandparents, Colleen Huntington and Janet and Arthur Schlauder. He is survived by all of his grandparents, whom he loved and adored, Linda and Terry Shoemaker, Allyn and Linda Schlauder, and Hal de Becker Sr.  Caleb is also survived by his great grandfather, Jack C. Huntington and aunts and uncles, Hal and Karla de Becker, Jennie and Chad Slade, Ally and Steve Carter, Amber Schlauder, Amy Schlauder, Douglas and Jericho de Becker, Belinda de Becker, and Gavin de Becker; and his many cousins, who love and miss him very much, Taylor, Kaden, Jackson, Kate, Levi, Kai, Renaissance, Nastazja and Felix. Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, at Our Lady of Las Vegas Catholic Church, 3050 Alta Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89107.

Brian's brother shared this with him...
"Sorrow carves out the heart so that it can contain more joy, and this is my wish for you."

1 comment:

Allison Barnes said...

Beautiful! What a sweet angel!