Emmett Paul Anderson, infant son of Loren and Dani Anderson, of Kennewick, passed away peacefully on Friday, Oct. 9, 2009, in the arms of his parents and with his family by his side.
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 was born Jan. 25, 2009, the fifth child, and second son, to Loren and Dani Anderson.
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 lbs. and measuring 33 inches tall at just eight 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 10, Spencer 8, Kaia 5 and 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; his three sisters; and one brother; his grandparents, Craig and Laura Bisel, of Tucson, AZ, and Fred and Kathleen Anderson, of Sunnyside; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Viewing will be held Thursday, Oct. 15, 2009, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Mueller Funeral Home, 1401 S. Union in Kennewick. The funeral services will be held Friday, Oct. 16, 2009, at 11 a.m., at The Latter-Day-Saints Stake Center, 515 S. Union in Kennewick.
Mueller Funeral Home in Kennewick is in charge of arrangements.