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Skylar Dakota King

(December 15, 2002)

Mass of the Angels will be celebrated today (Thursday) at 1 p.m. at St. Barbara's Catholic Church in Powell for Skylar Dakota King, 5-month-old daughter of Laura Lee King and Dustin Creed, who died Sunday morning, Dec. 15 at West Park Hospital in Cody.

Father Carl Beavers and Father Peter Johnson will officiate at services and burial in Crown Hill Cemetery, Powell.

She was born at Powell Hospital July 9, 2002. She was a special needs baby, suffering from heart and bowel defects.

Throughout her short life, she was able to touch her caregivers, family and friends with her big, bright blue eyes, wonderful smile and her interest in watching the things around her. She was laughing and smiling at 8 weeks of age and affected all who came in contact with her.

Her favorite books were those written by Mattie J.T. Stepanek, which her mother read to her every night. She loved to give kisses, and the family called her their "precious moments doll."

The family will remember that she was a fighter, a champion for her short five months of life-"Momma's little angel."

Survivors include her mother, Laura Lee King of Cody; her father, Dusty Creed of Cody; grandparents LaVonne King of Omaha, Neb., Lee King and wife JoAnne of Mississippi and Dorothy and the late Donnie Creed of Deaver; great-grandparents, I.J. and Lola Frank of Powell and Nanna Rayle of Deaver; aunts and uncles Brad King of Fremont, Neb., Ryan King and wife Mel of Denver, Erica Washington of Omaha and Diana Ballinger and husband Pat of Deaver; great aunts and uncles Ronn Frank of Fort Collins, Colo. and Carol Hart of Denver; special cousin Nick Frank of Powell; special friends Marcie Ray, Trudy Pomeroy and Art Munoz; and numerous other family members.

Miratsky-Easton Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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