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Emersyn Ray Aurich

May 15, 2004 - July 25, 2020

May 15, 2004, was a glorious day for the Aurich family as Emersyn Ray Aurich was born. From the moment she was born everyone knew she was special. It wasn’t until she was 18 months old that Emersyn was diagnosed with Loeys-Dietz Syndrome, a genetic disorder that affects the connective tissue in the body. Emersyn was an absolute ray of light from the moment she entered this world always bringing smiles to everyone’s faces and reminding those who got to meet her of the glory of God.

Emersyn’s life was not easy as she faced over 20 surgeries in her 16 years of life. She had surgery to repair her club foot, fusion of her neck vertebrae, repair of her enlarged aortic arch at 4 years old, brain aneurysm repair at 11 years old, fusion the vertebra in her spine at 14, and many more. All of these surgeries allowed for Emersyn to lead as normal of a life as possible with Loeys-Dietz Syndrome.

Emersyn was going to be a junior at Lutheran High School in Parker this fall. While attending Lutheran Emersyn participated in Choir and enjoyed performing. Emersyn adored going on road trips with her family, swimming in the ocean, and cherished being a cheerleader to her three older sisters at all their sporting events. Emersyn also loved spending her free time riding her bike, painting, drawing, spending time with her cousins, hanging out with her friends, and playing with her puppy Rori.

After two years of great health, on the early morning of July 7th Emersyn was rushed into the hospital with a dissecting Aorta. She was immediately operated on and began making another miraculous recovery. For an unknown reason on July 15th, Emersyn’s heart stopped beating. Thanks to the amazing work of doctors and nurses she was able to be brought back from this traumatic event, but the toll on her fragile body was too great. On the 25th of July at 9:21 pm, surrounded by her family, Emersyn passed away. She is finally now free of any pain and at peace in heaven.

She is survived by her parents Dana and Robert Aurich; sisters, Morgan, Payton, and Regan; grandmothers, Kathy Pence and Barb Aurich; grandfathers, Glenn Pence and Larry Aurich; numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins; and lifelong friend Penelope Richards. 

Emersyn lived and extraordinary life full of joy, laughter, and adventure. Despite experiencing great trials throughout her life, she never complained and persevered as the brightest light the world has ever seen. People say that God gives his toughest battles to his strongest soldiers and Emersyn Ray Aurich is one of God’s mightiest soldiers.

            In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to Emersyn’s Memorial GoFundMe which will help build a memorial for Emersyn and pay for her burial at Seven Stones. 


16 Responses

  1. Beth McSpadden says:

    Hello! I am so sorry for your loss. I really cannot get myself to a place where I can understand the grief you are feeling and I am so sorry for that. I want you to know that I still pray for you and your family every night and just because it seems like life goes on for everyone, you are not forgotten. Praying you are able to sit in Jesus’s arms and find peace.

    Blessings and Love,

  2. Jana & Don Arkell says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family!

  3. Thomas litzsinger says:

    I was very lucky I got to drive with Emerson for two of her behind the wheels when she was getting her license she always had a smile and was happy and had a bright sense of humor she touched my heart

  4. Shannon and Jason Clarke says:

    Bob and Dana,
    Words can’t begin to describe how sorry we are for the loss of your beautiful girl. You are in our prayers and we know that God is watching out for all of you and has welcomed Emersyn with open arms.

  5. Kim Baum says:

    I didn’t know Emersyn but my son Dalton did. He’ll be a senior at Lutheran this year. My most heartfelt condolences on the loss of your beautiful daughter. May the beautiful memories made bring some peace to your family. We’ll be sending strong, healing prayers for all of you.

    The Baum family

  6. Mark & BonnieCooksey says:

    We are so sorry for your loss. She had a wonderful family to grow up with and she was a example of the love you have for each other. She is in the LORDS arms, be comforted and at peace. Love your family and we will keep you in our prayers.

  7. Dorie Baer says:

    I am truly hear of your sorrow and want you to know my prayers have been with all of you. She looks like a darling, happy girl.

  8. Marc Drillings says:

    I am so sorry to have gotten the news. She had the ability to light up the place whenever she entered. What a rare and lovely experience.

  9. Faye Huston says:

    My heart aches for your family as you grieve the loss of your precious Emersyn. She brought joy to everyone she met. Rest In Peace sweet Emersyn.

  10. Rosie and Don Wartner-Chaney says:

    Dana, Bob and family, Emersyn looked like such a light. Our hearts are aching for you. We are so sorry for the pain you must be feeling, yet we know you will be celebrating a beautiful life. We are praying for your comfort and to be held in Jesus’ arms.

  11. Sherrod Bott says:

    Dear Mr. and Mrs. Aurich,
    Please accept my deepest sympathy for the passing of your sweet daughter. I was Payton’s English teacher and know Brian and Stacey through baseball, as well. I remember seeing a picture of your beautiful family for a project that Payton did for me for class, and I especially remember the love and joy she had in telling me about her baby sister. It is clear she was beloved by all, and hers was such a beautiful life cut short. I am holding your family in my thoughts. Please take care of one another.

    Sherrod M. Bott

  12. Bobbi Steele says:

    Emersyn is very beautiful and She will remain that way.
    No more pain… I know she’s in the care of our father God.
    I said a special prayer to my daughter, also in heaven, that she greet her with open arms,love and eternal peace..

  13. Kathleen McIntosh says:

    We didn’t know you well, but we did get to meet you while you visited your grandparents. You we’re a special gift to them and to your parents. You taught those around you patience and love. You will be missed, but we know you are with Jesus and God the father and have no more pain.
    Please pray for those you’ve left behind.

  14. Stacy Aurich says:

    No words can truly describe the grace, strength and resilience in which Emersyn lived her life. She was continuously willing to jump into a conversation or just listen, but always seemed to gravitate to being with people first. Such a fun mix of kindness (Dana!) and tenacity – it was always entertaining to watch Emersyn give her Dad or Uncles grief! Her ability to continue to march forward, regardless of how difficult the path, is something so many of us will try to emulate and live life as Emersyn would. Our hearts ache for the void she has left but we are comforted that her love and faith in God is something we will continue to see through Dana, Bob, Regan, Payton and Morgan. We love you all and will walk with you in celebrating her life and carrying on her legacy! ❤️

  15. Gerard Zubrowski says:

    Prayers for you and your family. I was diagnosed at
    at 30 with what they thought was Marfans
    Elhers Danlos, now genetically a LDS. Its really
    Bad in our family. I know the feelings you are
    Having losing my mom and brother to this disorder
    God is there for you, lean on Him and there
    Are a lot of people praying for your family.
    Try to stay strong.

  16. Brian Aurich says:

    Emersyn will be greatly missed but her life was an inspiration to all who knew her. I could never imagine how difficult it would have been to walk even one day in her shoes. I do know without a doubt she was one of Gods strongest warriors. She is still living out her role as a warrior however now she is doing that in the presence of her creator Jesus Christ. Emersyn as your uncle you will forever be in my heart and I thank you for making me a stronger man in Christ by the courage you walked in daily. I am not comfortable saying goodbye because I know without a doubt we will see each other again. Love Uncle Brian.

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