Kiara is pleased with her new piercings.

Kiara's studious side, last summer at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville.

Friendly Gatlinburg, TN parrots!

Mommy and Kiara

Brother Joma and Mommy

Family and friends gather on 8/13/17 in tribute to our dearly beloved Kiara.

Kiara enjoys visiting a farm with Brian and Daddy.

The 2014 father/daughter annual purity ball, back when Kiara was an eleven-year-old sixth grader

Kiara received a math pin for 1st place from her school in Tennessee's 11th annual math competition at APSU in April of 2014. She also got a math/statistics pencil and a pi bracelet.

Kiara's Photos

March 4, 2017, at Austin Peay State University

Lorraine and Kiara

Kiara and classmates confirmed as members of Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church

Picnic lunch in Rotary Park, Clarksville

Everyone's Sweetheart


Kiara gets plenty of loving from Brian, Daddy, and Sean.

These older photos are among my favorites.

Sweet memories of Kiara abound throughout our house. She drew this when she was 6, and I was with her when her art teacher gave her an award, and told her she was the best artist in the school. I was, and remain, proud of Kiara. Had she lived on here on Earth, she could have become a very happy and famous artist. I so long to again be with Kiara.

Kiara's  beautiful piano playing always added to our pleasure. These were indeed happy times.


Kiara is sister Carolyn's flower girl.

Kiara enjoyed ice cream parlors with her younger sister, Lorraine.

Delaney is a relatively new, and loyal, friend of Kiara.

"Princess Kiara" with Uncle Al, Daddy, and brother Brian

Kiara and Lorraine at a Pow Wow

Kiara enjoys healthy food.

This is Kiara's last photo. She did face painting at a church's Easter egg hunt, we later had a family dinner at El Bracero, and she and I watched a movie at home. We said the Lord's Prayer and kissed goodnight, never thinking of an ending of her life here with us.

Kiara, Mommy, and Lorraine

Kiara and Lorraine, Easter morning, 2014

Vacationing on Grand Bahama Island

Lorraine and Kiara, at a dance recital in June of 2011. Kiara started dancing at Natalie's Dance Network in 2005, shortly after we moved to Clarksville, TN, and Lorraine started two years later.

Kiara and Lorraine in Chicago

Kiara with her confirmation class

Kiara loves to dance.