Emalee Rayn Bumgarner, infant daughter of Jenna Bumgarner and Aaron Flug Jr., was stillborn Monday, Aug. 30, 2010 at Central Peninsula Hospital in Soldotna.
Funeral services will be 6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10, at Peninsula Memorial Chapel, 5839 Kenai Spur Highway in Kenai. Pastor Pisa Faumui will officiate. She will be buried in the Kenai City Cemetery. Her father, Aaron Flug Jr. will be her pallbearer.
"Emalee will be received in Heaven with open arms by her many great-great-grandparents.
"It's every parent's worst nightmare. A stillborn, a premature infant who can't make it, a baby born without a chance to live. No one ever talks about the possible complications of birth that can threaten the life of a baby, not in childbirth classes, not in the doctor's office, and not in the excited conversation of expectant parents. So when the unimaginable happens and a baby dies at or shortly after birth, the parents, their families and the community are totally unprepared.
"We are devastated to announce the passing of our beautiful little Angel who never got a chance to live in this world, Emalee Rayn Bumgarner. Although we did not have the chance to get to know her, she will be loved, missed and never forgotten. Jenna was fortunate enough to be the only one to bond with Emalee, for she carried her for 8 months. This bond between a mother and daughter will never be lost. The families of Jenna and Aaron would like to thank everyone for keeping them in their thoughts and prayers," her family said
She is survived by her mother of Soldotna; her father of Nikiski; grandparents, Kim and George Mariman of Soldotna, Belinda Flug of West Virginia, and Aaron Flug Sr. and Synthia Brown of Nikiski; great-grandparents, Emily and Babe Amaral of California, Frank and Shirley Mariman of Homer, Donna Flug of Kenai and Louella Blankenship of West Virginia; aunts and uncles, Deann Knight of Soldotna, Savannah Mariman of Anchorage, Trisha Harris of West Virginia, Dustin Bumgarner of Soldotna and Travis Brown of Nikiski.
Arrangements were made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel.
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