Friday, August 13, 2010

Viewing and Funeral details are as follows:

Friday August 20th, 6-8 pm
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
1521 E Bella Vista Road
Queen Creek, AZ 85242

Viewing & Funeral Services
Saturday August 21st, 1:00 pm viewing
Services begin at 2:00 pm
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
1521 E Bella Vista Road
Queen Creek, AZ 85242

Followed by a Private Family/Friends Graveside Service at Mariposa Gardens in Mesa, AZ
400 South Power Road, Mesa, AZ 85206

The funeral service will be transmitted via CCTV to the following chapels:

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
33794 N Gary Rd
Queen Creek, AZ 85242

*Address Correction
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
29419 S Desert Willow Blvd
Queen Creek, AZ 85143 (San Tan Valley)

Many have asked, "What can we do?" Prayers certainly have and will help us through this journey. Also, if any may be interested, there is a link on this blog (right side) to make donations for the girls to help with these final arrangements and medical expenses. (It references Wells Fargo but that had been set up in the Phoenix area and may not be accessible.) These funds had been established to help with expenses of the girls' care - we certainly had not anticipated that the need might change - for final services.


Marianne said...

I wish we could make it. We love your family and are praying for you.

Amy said...

I don't know you, I have never met your family. But a friend of mine does and she has been sending me updates and emails about your girls for years. Reading everything I almost feel like I knew them. I am so sorry for your loss, I wish I could help. I made a small donation to help, I wish it could be more. May the Lord bless your family.

Heidi said...

I don't know your family, but just know that our family is praying for you. I hope that our Father in Heaven comforts you during this time. We have a made a small donation, to help with expenses. I wish it was more.

Rosie said...

May Jesus heal your hearts!

Jason said...

We cried for you today. Such sweet girls. They have touched so many lives. Surely they are together now.

Erika said...

I loved those girls just as much as my own siblings. They were always so happy and full of love. I'll always be ready to help you in any capacity. My friends & I can still do another benefit concert for you guys if you want it. Let me know how I can help! Love ya!


Dahlene said...

Oh Mandy. I am so sorry for your loss. I know these girls were miracles from the day they were born. I'm so glad you got to spend 4 wonderful years with them, when you didn't think you'd get to spend even a few days with them. I'm sure that will not make things any easier. You are an amazing family with such strength. We will be thinking of you and praying for your beautiful family. May God bless you and help you in your healing.

the wife said...

i have been out of town and didn't hear of this until today.
we love you and your family. know that our prayer is that you will feel the Comforter and have peace. your daughters were beautiful and are now pain free.

LCoastMom said...

God Bless, your little Angels in Heaven. I'm so sorry for your loss. They are certainly precious babies who touched so many.

Bridget said...

Mandy and Tor, my heart breaks for you. Know that many people (some like me that you've never met) are thinking of you and grieving with you at this time. You are both such inspirational parents.

With love

Anonymous said...

Hi I dont know you but I have followed your girls since seeing them on tv. I was amazed by their and your strength and every time I had a bad day I thought of them and their strength. I am so sorry to hear about them and I am thinking of you. I just wanted you to know how much of an impact your girls had. They will always be remebered.

Anonymous said...

Oh Mandy...I was so sad to hear of your loss. I still remember the first time I saw your little miracles when we came over for swim lessons...they were as happy as 2 little girls could be all bundled up on the couch looking out the window...You and your family are in our prayers...what an amazing family you have...

Janice said...

Mandy & Tor,

I am so sorry!!! I want to so badly be there to give you a hug. You mean so much to me.
I am praying for you as well.

Grammy said...

My heart aches for your loss. I lost a dear son at the age of 25, it was a tremendous loss, but your loss I can't even imagine. Please know that you are in the thoughts and prayers of so many. May your faith and your sweet memories of the girls sustain you through the difficult days ahead. Through my own grief I have come to realize that the human spirit is so much stronger than we can ever imagine. I know you can't imagine it now, but the strength will come. I have made a small donation, I hope it helps. I wish I could do more.

Anonymous said...

Mandy and Tor, you were entrusted with those angels for four short years because Heavenly Father knew what amazing parents you would be for them. No one else could have done anything better! They are blessed to have such a loving family. We love you and your beautiful family and are praying that you will have everything you need to help get through this most difficult time.

Katie said...

My little girl, Bridgette, is buried at Mariposa Gardens. We love to visit her grave there. I'll look for your sweet angels the next time I visit. I appreciated your message about the tender mercies of the Lord. I am so grateful for the peace I felt from our Savior during my Bridgette's short time on Earth. I loved to read about your sweet daughters in the news. Thank you for sharing their story with us. *Hugs and Prayers*

Pam Dotson said...

I only saw (and only knew of) the girls very briefly, on Tuesday at Curves when y'all stopped to see grandma. They were so sweet, and I am so sorry for your loss. I lost a daughter 8 years ago, and just recently lost my husband, so I know what it is like to go through this sort of pain, even thought every instance of pain and loss is different. My wish for you is for much strength, to face the days ahead as you must.

Anonymous said...

Tor / Mandy & Family
Maria And I ( uncle T.C. )
Wish to extend our deep sorrow to you and the kids for your great loss and wish very much that we could have been closer during these trying times We are in constant prayer for the Comforter to be with you all especially closely during this time in your lives we will all miss the joy they brought to our lives forever
We Know that the girls are in our Lord's arms now and in our hearts forever I must say that your love and faith through all of this has been a great blessing to all and a definite boost to our existance in this life as well as a humbling example of what true love is giving us both a glimps of our father in heavens great capacity for love on this earth and for all his children May God Bless you All and keep you and the children full of his grace and comfort in the times to come
If theres anything we can do it would be a great blessing to us to help if we can
Love T.C. & Maria Alo

The Combs family said...

Tor and Mandy,
I'm sure you don't remember us, we our family used to be in the same Bothell 3rd Ward family as Tor's parents and my kids grew up with most of their kids. We have always loved all the Baileys - and have followed the miraculous story of your special girls just through the "old ward" grapevine! We just heard about your loss about a week after enduring one of our own. Our youngest daughter, Katie, had triplets a few weeks ago, and one of them was only able to stay here on earth for 9 days before returning to our father in heaven. In just that short a time, we fell madly in love with that little baby boy, and knew for a certainty that whether he was here briefly or much longer, he was ONE OF US and always would be. You were so fortunate to have your miracle girls for much longer. Our own tragedy confirmed my testimony that life is fragile, but there's so much more after this life! And Emma and Taylor and our little Skyler are already there, saving places for you and for us. Happy to be truly home with Jesus, since our children are really only on loan to us, anyway. I miss our little baby terribly after such a brief time - I'm certain your grief seems endless. I am hopefully awaiting the time that will come when our memories make us happy, instead of making us sad.
Please forward our condolences to Shawn and Tara, Tyler, Tia, Taryn, and Tessa from the Scott and Heather Combs family (now in Utah). You are in our prayers and we are sending love your way.

lori said...

I just can not stop thinking of your family. I ran in to mandy & the twins a couple of times at the school. We exchanged a smile since we did not know one another. My daughter speaks very highly of Paige. They know one another from recess. She has been very concerned about Paige and your family.
I am so sorry for your family. I know your beautiful twins are now watching over you & protecting you. You are an amazing family.
I will continue to pray that God gives you strength and keeps you going. <3 <3

Lisa said...

Lifting you in prayer today.


Matt & Crystal Rosecrance said...

Oh, how we are saddened to hear this news. Our boys were conjoined the same as Emma and Taylor and I always felt a special bond with you because of that. I know God spared us by taking Joshua and Caleb shortly after birth, and even though I sometimes envied the time you had with your girls, I always prayed that they would beat the odds and live long, healthy lives. I am sorry for your loss and I know there is nothing I can say that will ease your pain, but I wish I could. We will continue to pray for you and your family.

Huish Family said...

We are so very sorry for your loss... Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May you be blessed with much comfort and peace at this time.

With love from Utah,
The Huish Family

Anonymous said...

Emma and Taylor were there at the service today. I know they were. They are beautiful individuals as they were beautiful here upon the Earth. It is a blessing to know that there is life after death. We will all be able to embrace them once again. I appreciated everyones words whether by word or voice at their service this afternoon. I will continue to pray for your family and friends. Especially on their birthday next month. :'-|
"God be with you til we meet again."

hillari said...

What a beautiful family you have--thank you for sharing your story with the world, I think you have touched many lives this way. Your precious girls are obviously very special and loved. I hope the gift of the time you've shared with them will see you through the difficult times ahead.

Beata (Hungary) said...

God Bless your little Angels in Heavan!

With love from Hungary,

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry for your loss. I have thought about your family often. God bless you and know that your girls have a special place in heaven.

Rachel said...


Anonymous said...

I do not know your family but don't even remember when I became aware of Emma and Taylor. We live in Mesa so know that we lived close. So very sorry for your family and your loss. As others have said you are an amazing family. God Bless you. Mozelle

Mary said...

We met your family at the Two Sisters event last year. The little girls were beautiful and charming. We were so glad that were able to attend and contribute. My daughter-in-law Brooke Anderson notified us of the death of the girls. We were so sad for your family. Brooke told us the store of the Pillow Pets and the much anticipated birthday present. Now whenever I see a pillowpet in the store I think of Emma and Taylor.
Best wishes from Utah:
Dale and Mary Anderson

Allison said...

I live in the UK and have just watched the documentary about your family. I watched with amazement as your amazing daughters defied the odds and you had them in your arms for so much longer than you were told you would. I am so sorry for your loss. Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.Thank you for sharing your story.