Anchorage resident Carson Wallace Henrie, 2, died March 30, 2008, at his home surrounded by family.A memorial service will be at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Strawberry Chapel, 3250 Strawberry Road. A slide show will be afterward.Carson was born March 3, 2006, in Anchorage to Dr. Clinton C. and Heidi (McAllister) Henrie. He has an older sister, Hanna, 4, and a younger brother, Jaxon, 3 weeks. At 16 months, Carson was diagnosed with a brain tumor and flown to Primary Children's Medical Center. As he fought through the treatments, he touched the lives of all who knew him. Carson displayed amazing courage and had an enormous will to live.His family writes: "Carson taught us what is truly important in life and to appreciate the little things. By example, he taught us about patience, endurance, faith and love. He taught us to smile when life is hard and to fight back even harder. He taught us to have hope, don't give up and to continue believing in miracles. We've learned the preciousness of every second we have with our children. Though we will miss Carson terribly, we will be forever grateful we had the chance to know and love him. Carson has changed our lives and will remain in out hearts forever."In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a cancer fund in Carson's name. Donations may also be made to the Carson Henrie Medical Donation fund at Wells Fargo Bank. Funds will be given to a family in need in a similar situation. The family wishes to thank all the wonderful nurses, doctors, family members and friends who cared for and loved Carson.Carson is also survived by his grandparents, Bob and Gloria Dickinson, Dave and Linda McCallister, and Sherril Henrie; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.He was preceded in death by his beloved grandfather, Wallace Keith Henrie.Carson will be laid to rest at Panguitch Cemetery in Panguitch, Utah.Local arrangements are with Witzleben Legacy Funeral Home & Crematory.Published in the Anchorage Daily News on 4/2/2008.
-We are so grateful for the opportunity that we had to be roommates and friends with Carson and his family. Carson and his family were the first friends we met at the hospital back in July. Little did we know that both Kiddos would be there for such a long time. He had my heart from the very beginning. He loved his little teddy bear, I remember one night when I was there with Kaidence, going over and tucking him in during the middle of the night and tucking his little teddy bear under his arm. I hoped his mom wouldn't mind. Heidi and family, thank you for your love and support with Kaidence. I am grateful for your friendship and example of faith. Whenever I would tire, I looked to you and little Carson. Carson was so faithful and he knew his Heavenly Fathers plan for him. We love you Carson, We will all miss you, especially little Kaidence!
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