Elicia Marie Saner, 24, was born in Logan, Utah, on Jan. 17, 1987.
She died June 24, 2011, in South Dakota.
Memorial services will be held Monday, Aug. 8, at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church in Mountain Home.
She was baptized in Brigham City, Utah, at Holy Spirit Catholic Church. She attended St. Francis Xavier Elementary School and made her first communion while in second grade at the Cathedral of Madelene in Salt Lake City. She later attended Redwood Elementary School, also in Salt Lake City, Utah, Kearns Junior High School, and graduated in 2005 from Kearns High School in Kearns, Utah.
Our beautiful, sweet daughter has been called by our Heavenly Father. Even though her life was short, 24 years, she lived life to the fullest. Elicia had such a bubbly and spirited personality she fully embraced each and every minute.
Our "Ducky" had many hobbies. She loved music and drama. She played the violin beautifully and always seemed to have a song in her heart. She was involved in her high school drama club and participated in many plays.
Whether she was singing, dancing, playing her violin, or in a play, she was definitely at home on a stage.
Elicia also enjoyed the outdoors. She would look forward to the summer months and the camping and fishing trips with her family. She had a "shiny" collection as a young child. Anything that shined, Elicia would put it with her other treasures. She also loved swimming, hiking, and biking. Recently, one of her favorite activities was to go on bike rides and walks with her special friend, Doug Tieszen.
Elicia was definitely a "people" person. She especially loved the little ones. She aspired to teach young children as a career and attended Boise State University for a year before moving to South Dakota.
Elicia had many goals and was moving forward when she was called upon by our Heavenly Father to join Him.
We are all so proud of you Elicia, because even in death you continued to care by being an organ donor.
She was dearly loved and we will all miss you.
Elicia is survived by her mother, Teresa, and stepfather Kenn Blauer, of
Salt Lake City, Utah; her sisters, Monica Saner and Rebecca Blauer of Salt Lake City; her father, Loren, and stepmother, Jami Saner, of Nephi, Utah; brother Carter Saner, sister Kyden Saner, stepbrothers Colter and Wyatt Anderson all of Nephi; her grandparents, Delmer and Verda Saner of Freeman, S.D.; and Donald and Elaine (Capaul) Countryman of Boise; uncle Mike, aunt Anne and Winston, Quinn, and Evan Countryman of Athena, Ore.; uncle Brian and aunt Teresa Saner of Chicago, Ill.; uncle Marlin Saner of Portland, Ore.; and aunt Sharon Wollmann of Freeman; several great aunts and uncles and numerous cousins.
Memorial contributions can be made to: The Healing Garden c/o Rising Christ Catholic Community 11511 Lake Hazel Rd., Boise ID. 83709.