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A poem  / Jaime Sharratt (Neighbor)  Read >>
A poem  / Jaime Sharratt (Neighbor)
Silent Child
by Kelly Lancor

My silent child
our precious baby,
Close to my heart
I'll keep you with me.
An important job
God has for you,
There is love to give,
and work to do.

He needs an angel
strong but small,
To shine light on many
and give love to all.
Before you go
I give you this,
half my heart
and one last kiss.

We'll miss you dearly
that we know,
But by God you were
So to heaven, you must go
A note to Gabby  / Mimi Bechen (Mother)  Read >>
A note to Gabby  / Mimi Bechen (Mother)
       I LOVE YOU AND I MISS YOU. Its so hard to believe it was 3 months ago today (9-18-06) when we was told they found your body and they arrested that thing. I didn't want to believe them, I don't think anyone did that was here. I can still remember thinking to myself  "that they were wrong, you was still out there somewhere, that it wasn't you they found and why are they standing here telling me this when they should be out there looking for you ".  Aunt Kimmy lost a son and Uncle Gail lost a daughter both to natural causes.  That was one thing I prayed I never had to go through (losing a child) but here I am going through it now. Having a monster kidnap, rape and murder a child is every parents worse nightmare. And I re- live  that same nightmare every day. Losing you Gabby is the hardest thing I've ever had to do. I love you very much Gabby and I miss you so badly. You are always in my heart and soul, I will never forget you.

                                  Love always Mommy Close
A passer-by  / Danni (Visitor to site )  Read >>
A passer-by  / Danni (Visitor to site )
I just came across ur daughters memorial site. Sitting here while my daughter lies sleeping across the room. I had her while I was very young and god knows it's very hard at times but I would never in a million years change the way my life is. I cant say I understand how u feel but I believe every parent has that fear, god what if something ever happened to my baby? I make myself sick sometimes even thinking what if? But to actually have it happen, to lose ur child, I will never understand why we should have to go through that. U have gone through so much, yet some people cant even understand what u are going through. I can only guess that they are not a parent because anyone who has brought someone into this world, who loves them more than the world itself, can not understand what a nightmare u are going through. It saddened me so so much to hear of ur daughter but i'm so glad u had the courage to tell her story. Maybe it will make alot of people realise just how lucky they are. I hope with all my heart that u find the comfort that u need and I also know that ur beautiful daughter is looking down on u and making u stronger. You, your family and friends are in my thoughts and prayers. Goodnite Angel Gabby xo Close
BUTTERFLIES / Jaime Sharratt (Neighbor)  Read >>
BUTTERFLIES / Jaime Sharratt (Neighbor)
                      "As I hold you in it's flight"
                            Did you see that Butterfly
                            flying towards your way?
                             Fluttering up above you
                                as if it wants to say.

                               I am all around you
                              circling ever so close.
                           Making sure you notice it
                        in the wind that often blows?

                      I'm sending you those butterflies
                           in hopes that you will see.
                      That i'm always thinking of you
                          and sending love from me.

                     Sometimes you will see just one,
                            or maybe two, or three.
                      So you'll stop and feel my love
                     and know that they're from me.

                      I send them all in many colors
                            yellow, brown, or blue.
                     I send them to you all the time
                      to let you know "I Love You".

                     So the next time that you see
                         a butterfly close around.
                     Stop and watch it, think of me
                     not needing to make a sound.

                      With the beauty of it's wings
                      always staying in your sight.
                     Carrying all my hugs and love,
                         as i hold you in it's flight.

                     In Loving Memory of
                     Gabrielle Bechen
FOR GABBY  / Kim Bierer (Cooley) (Aunt)  Read >>
FOR GABBY  / Kim Bierer (Cooley) (Aunt)
Words can't express our sorrow,and tears don't show all our pain.God took you from us to be with him, and for that we have no shame. But the memories we have of you will live on in our hearts forever. There will never be a day go by that we won't be thinking of you, cause we know OUR LITTLE ANGEL is up in HEAVEN, pouring her love down upon us all. And everytime we look to the sky, we'll be sending our love up to you. YOU WILL ALWAYS BE LOVED, ALWAYS BE MISSED.   BUT YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN !!!!  
                                        LOVE ALWAYS
                                  AUNT KIMMY, UNCLE RAY
                                    JASON & KRISTINA Close
Dear Gabby  / Shannon P. (Cousin, Neighbor, Friend )  Read >>
Dear Gabby  / Shannon P. (Cousin, Neighbor, Friend )

I can’t help thinking of you everyday. The smallest things remind me of you, I never realized how much apart of our lives you really were until you weren't here anymore.  And how much emptiness there is now that you are not here.

I just wish that I had the chance to tell you how beautiful, smart and special you are. How proud I am of you. And how I wish I had got you to open up more, so I could have had some clue to what we all were about to go through. Like your Mom said so many unanswered questions that none of us will ever have answered.

I am sorry I didn’t spend more time with you, I am sorry I wasn’t alittle bit easier on you, but I always thought that I would have more time with you. How I wish we had that time back again. 

You know I was never sure about the whole God thing, well I still haven’t quite made a decision on that just yet at this time it is just difficult. I find it very hard to believe in something that would so willingly take you from us in such a manner. Even if everyone does tell me that there is a reason for everything, I still can not find one good enough for you not being here where you should be.

There are so many things I wanted to talk with you about, so many things I would of like to do with you. The last memory I really have is you being here at the trailer helping us pick out wedding gowns with Becky, and you playing with Connor. How I wish that day was NOW.

I miss you coming over and driving the boy’s nuts, you and Richie being mean to each other, playing pool with you on Yahoo, just talking with you. I even miss when you would piss me off so bad I would yell at you and you usually would do it on purpose. I would give anything to have that back.

Having you around was like having an adopted daughter. I just hope that you are looking down upon all of us, and that you see what kind of impact you really had on a lot of people. I think you are looking down on us. Sometimes I think you visit, unless I am imagining things, I think you have been around, sometimes I swear you are right next to me or behind me. And let's not forget about the butterflies.  Or atleast it feels like it. Corey and your mom and dad have noticed the little things too. I thank you for these things, we all need them.

I guess what I really wanted to say is that I love you, we love you, we miss you and we hope that you are OK. It will never be the same here without you there is something missing from all of us. We all try to act like it use to be but you can just tell that it never will be because you aren’t here with us. We will NEVER forget you! We will ALWAYS love you! We will always be thinking of you!

I will always be grateful that you were apart of our lives for the short time we had. You were a great friend to me, adopted daughter to Buddy and me, cousin to all of us, neighbor to all on Presock Road, sister to my boys, pain in the ass mostly to me (LOL),  little mother to all younger than yourself and so much more. 

I miss the stupid rap songs you played while you played in the yard!  I miss you and Richie screaming at each other.  I miss everything.

I love you and miss you.

Thinking of you always. And will NEVER forget.

Phone call  / Mimi Bechen (Mother)  Read >>
Phone call  / Mimi Bechen (Mother)
I was sitting here at the computer lighting a candle for Gabby, and the phone rang, I answered it and know one was there so I hung it up and hit *69 to see who it was, this was the number 000-000-0000. Shannon (mts) gave us a book to read, and in the book it says , if loved ones were pranksters, they could make phones ring, lights go on and off. So when I thought of that I looked at a picture of Gabby and said " Did you just call mommy ". I called Chris at work told him what happened and before I could say the number, he says 000-000-0000 and I said yea, he got a phone call just like that last week.    So Gabby if it was you. You can call anytime you want to.          I LOVE YOU GABBY.         ^i^            LOVE MOMMY              Close
I miss you alot girl.  / Amanda Wolfe (Friends)  Read >>
I miss you alot girl.  / Amanda Wolfe (Friends)

Hey Gab. It sure isnt the same anymore. I miss hearing your little quad going down the road. What this "Monster" surely did affected us all. My mom says that she misses you. She also misses the phone calls. The bus is quiet well TO quiet. I miss you very much and love ya lots. But I know that I will soon see you and everyone eles in that one special place. As your mom and dad said It is getting harder. Its hard to even think about it anymore but your always on my mind and in my heart. 

You Lots!!

For Chris, Mimi, Corey, Family & Friends  / Shannon Y. (Friend)  Read >>
For Chris, Mimi, Corey, Family & Friends  / Shannon Y. (Friend)

I'm Everywhere

Please don't mourn for me I'm still here,
though you don't see I'm right by your
side each night and day
And within your heart I long to stay
My body is gone but I'm always near
I'm everything you feel, see or hear
My spirit is free, but I'll never depart
As long as you keep me alive in your heart
I'll never wander out of your sight
I'm the brightest star on a summer night
I'll never be beyond your reach
I'm the warm moist sand when you're at the beach
I'm the colorful leaves when fall comes around
And the pure white snow that blankets the ground
I'm the beautiful flowers of which you're so fond
The clear cool water in a quiet pond
I'm the first bright blossom you'll see in spring
The first warm raindrop that April will bring
I'm the first ray of light when the sun starts to shine
And you'll see that the face in the moon is mine
When you start thinking there's no one to love you
You can talk to me through the Lord above you
I'll whisper my answer through the leaves on the trees
And you'll feel my presence in the soft summer breeze
I'm the hot salty tears that flow when you weep
And the beautiful dreams that come while you sleep
I'm the smile you see on a baby's face
Just look for me, I'm everyplace...
May God Bless You!

Six days of not knowing  / Mimi Bechen (Mother)  Read >>
Six days of not knowing  / Mimi Bechen (Mother)
Gabby, today (9-13-06) is going to be a really hard day, it was 3 months ago on this date that you went missing, at 8:12am was the last time I saw you alive, you were laying on Daddy's side of the bed watching tv, I looked at you and you looked at me but neither one of us said anything, I don't know what time you left on your quad or why you left, I can only guess that you were going to show Traci your purse that I brought you in Monday night (6-12-06). We are left with so many unanswered questions, that there are answers for, that we will never get , you are the only one that has the answers that we need. There are still personal belongings of your's that we can't find, that I have a feeling you must of had them in your purse. I think about you all the time, and even thou it has been 3 months, I cry on my way to work and on my way home from work, I miss you not calling me or me calling you, the last time I told you " I love you " was that Monday before I went in to work. I would do anything to have you here right now I love you and I miss you so much, it is so hard living with pain and sorrow of not having you here, I heard the school bus the other day and I thought "Gabby's gonna be mad she missed the bus". Because you didn't like to miss school. I miss my bestfriend, my little tail, my sidekick and my boob. But most of all I MISS MY DAUGHTER. My love for you is just as strong as it ever was. This is going to be a really hard week for all of us, the week of the search not knowing where you were and not knowing what happened to you and then on the 18th being told they found your body. It will be a hard week ahead but I re-live the 13th to the 18th every day.    I LOVE YOU GABBY AND I MISS YOU.     FLY HIGH MY LITTLE ANGEL WITH PINK WINGS.                                                                                                                                                                LOVE ALWAYS MOMMY                                                                       Close
To My Very Loving and Sweet Daughter GABRIELLE MIRANDA BECHEN  / CHRIS BECHEN (DADDY)  Read >>

If roses grow in heaven lord please pick a bunch for them in my daughters arms and tell her they're from daddy. tell gabby i love her and miss her and when gabby turns to smile place a kiss upon her cheek and hold her for awhile. remembering Gabby is easy,i do it everyday. there's an ache in my broken  heart that will never go away. no one can ever take away our bond with one an other for gabby will always be my Precious Daughter as i'll always be her FATHER. gabby you are so sadly missed and forever loved by daddy. see you in heaven my little ^i^

Life is not normal  / Mimi Bechen (Mother)  Read >>
Life is not normal  / Mimi Bechen (Mother)
Well Gabby, today is 9-11-06 & today is Daddy's first day back to work.I'm not sure how he will do, because my first day back was really hard, everyday is hard & only gets harder. I got up this morning & Dad's at work, Corey's at  Aunt Kimmy's, you are now in heaven, (but should be in school) Life is not normal & never will be, you should be here in school right now, but your not because of that MONSTER !!!   WE went to "Gabby's Memorial Site"  yesterday & it doesn't look or feel the same, there are big rocks  everywhere, the only part of the gravel-pile that anyone can see is the top, you can't even tell where loved ones had placed things, one can only guess where things was placed. In 2 days it will be 3 months since your life was taken away from you & everyone that loved you. It doesn't get easy & it never will, it only gets harder, especially when we know you're never coming back, its hard walking passed your bedroom & you not being in there, not seeing the bathroom light come on in the middle of the night, not  hearing you talk in your sleep & banging your legs off the wall, not having you & Corey come running in our room when it storms, life is not the same anymore & it never will be again.  I'm sending you hugs and kisses to you in heaven xoxoxoxo. We all love you so very much and we all miss you so bad. GABBY remember "YOU WILL NEVER EVER BE FORGOTTEN". You are with us no matter where we go. I LOVE YOU ALWAYS & FOREVER & I MISS YOU VERY MUCH.     ^i^     LOVE MOMMY Close
Thinkin'of you  / Shannon P. (Cousin/Neighbor)  Read >>
Thinkin'of you  / Shannon P. (Cousin/Neighbor)





Such A Special Girl  / Mary Bechen (Aunt)  Read >>
Such A Special Girl  / Mary Bechen (Aunt)
Well Gabby, you have had almost 5000 visitors to this web site in less than a month. That just goes to show how loved, missed, and special you are to all of us. It seems like I miss you more and more everyday. We all do. Well, Good Night Angel!!
                Love & Miss You Deeply,
                         Aunt Mary Close
A message to Gabby  / Mimi &. Chris Bechen (Parents)  Read >>
A message to Gabby  / Mimi &. Chris Bechen (Parents)

Dear Gabby,  We put up a new " Gabby's Memorial Site "  today. September 9, 2006.   Its not the same but, we put it behind the trampoline, a place where everyone that knew you, knew that you spent 90% of your time there, listening to your radio & driving Shannon crazy playing " Buttons " over & over. But we would all do anything to have you here playing it now.  of course there are things missing, Your Dad & I both said it won't be the same, but we do know its a place that you loved & thats all that matters, we can sit there as long as we want & no-one can say anything. You can still make it to where strange things happen when we are at your new site ok ? We all Love You Very Much & we all Miss YOU Dearly. No matter where we are, we know you are with us, just as we are with you. I Love You & I Miss You.      YOU ARE FOREVER IN OUR HEARTS & IN OUR THOUGHTS.  YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN.     ^i^      LOVE ALWAYS MOMMY, DADDY & COREY

Aunt Georgia joined you today.  / Shannon   Read >>
Aunt Georgia joined you today.  / Shannon
Gabby as you know Aunt Georgia joined you today, she was very sad that you were not here and now I know she is happy to see you.  I know that you will guide her and help her in her transition.

We all think of you so much and miss you more and more as each day passes.  Please remember that we will never forget you or what has happened.  You have touched so many people in so many ways that I just hope you knew what power you actually held over people.  

I love you Gab.  

Shannon Close
Love You Gab  / Mary Bechen (Aunt)  Read >>
Love You Gab  / Mary Bechen (Aunt)
  I miss you so much! There isn't a day that goes by that I don't think about you. I would give anything to have you around again!! When I found out I was so hurt by it. I'm just so upset about everything. It's just been one blow after another.  They just doesn't understand what everyone is going through.  I will do whatever I can to help your mom and dad get through this. You never asked for any of this to happen to you. Nor did we. I ask myself everyday why. Why Gabby? You were to young. You had your whole life ahead of you. You were so smart and pretty. You would have went far in life!! Everyday is so hard. I miss all your phone calls. The first day of school was so hard for me. I knew I wasn't gonna get a phone call from you letting me know how your first day at the big school went or you was bored and just wanted to talk. I just feel like there is a big part of me missing. I have lost people in the past that I loved and have been really close to, but losing you has been the hardest thing I have ever dealt with. You will always be in my heart!!
                               Love you forever,
                                  Aunt Mary                       XOXO Close
Good Morning Sweet Angel  / Jaime SHARRATT ((Neighbor))  Read >>
Good Morning Sweet Angel  / Jaime SHARRATT ((Neighbor))
Hello Sweet Gabrielle,
            Today your mommy and daddy are very sad, its a horrible day in the world for people who love and miss you so much. I talked to Shannon today and she is sad, because everything your mommy and daddy had at your memorial is now gone, sweet baby remember we are behind mommy and daddy 100%. everyone is praying for them, and we also pray that everything get better. my uncle died on September 3,2005 in a horrible ATV accident, I was there when they were loading him on the strecher, and no matter how painful or horrible that memory is, when i visit that sight i still feel his presence.i get some kind of relief from being there.I agree that this sight was placed her for Gabby as a rememberance. but knowing how the parents feel and the things that are being taken away from them, i think people should be able to talk freely about the on going problems that keep arising. it was bad enough that Gabby was taken in such a tragic way, but where does it end when do people stop taking from these grieving parents...Chris & MiMi, I would like you to know that you are two of the strongest people i have ever met in my life, life is'nt supposed to be this way, and why you were delt such a bad hand i will never understand.In Two years i have lost my Grandmother, My Aunt, My Uncle and then my Mama, and they were all very Sudden and Tragic, but somehow i still wake up every morning, and walk another mile,and yes everyday gets harder and harder, smetime i think about giving up because i cant stand the pain. but i cant give up because of my kids, and you cant give up either, even though Gabby is in Heaven she still can see you and be near. she would want you to fight for her memory......and remember heaven is just a rain drop away.....stay strong........ Close
Who You'd Be dedication to you dear sweet angel  / Alisha Swarrow (A freind of Shannon )  Read >>
Who You'd Be dedication to you dear sweet angel  / Alisha Swarrow (A freind of Shannon )
Sunny days seem to hurt the most
Wear the pain like a heavy coat
I feel you everywhere I go
See your smile, I see your face
I hear you laughing in the rain
Still can't believe your gone

It ain't fair you died to young
Like a story that had just begun
But death tore the pages all away
God knows how I miss you
All the hell that I've been through
Just knowing, no one could take your place
Sometimes I wonder, who you'd be today

Would you see the world
Would you chase your dreams
Settle down with a family
I wonder what would you name your babies
Someday's the sky's so blue
I feel like I can talk to you
And I know it might sound crazy


Today [3x]
Today [3x]

Sunny days seem to hurt the most
I wear the pain like a heavy coat
The only thing that gives me hope
Is I know, I'll see you again someday

Someday, someday 

by: Kenny Chesney

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