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Remember...written by E.S. Featherstone/Sharaya Sherwood  

Remeber
The laughter in her eyes
Remember
The brightness of her smile
Remember
How she loved you
Remember
When you're sad
Just Remember
All the fun times you had
And remember
If darkness fills the room
And when you're reminded
That there is nothing you can do
Just remember
That God has a time for you too
And remember
That he holds your little girl in His hands
Just remember
As you drive across the land
From where you came
Remember
The He'll hold you just the same
And remember
Even as you say goodbye
There'll be a time
To greet her again
And as you remember
Don't forget
As you remember


Clip from Britt's myspace page....and her hero is...  
Heroes: I know this may be weird but my hero is definately my daddy! Most people dont know this but he is a softy at heart and i love him for his tough exterior and tender heart!!!!!!
Woman dies in Pine Canyon crash: Driver lost control on curve, hitting vehicle; five injured  
Woman dies in Pine Canyon crash: Driver lost control on curve, hitting vehicle; five injured 


By Jaime Adame, World staff writer
Posted August 21, 2006

WATERVILLE -- An 18-year-old Wenatchee woman with close ties to Mansfield died Sunday night in a two-car collision.

Brittany Diann Marie Diksen died at the scene of the accident, about five miles west of Waterville on Highway 2, Trooper Rich Magnussen said.

She was a passenger in a westbound 1999 Mercury Cougar driven by 22-year-old Glenn Robert Bowman of Brewster.

Bowman lost control of the car along a curve of Pine Canyon, crossing the centerline and colliding with a 1988 Chevrolet Suburban driven by 41-year-old Kraig Doyle Wood, of Waterville, at about 9:40 p.m., according to the State Patrol.

Bowman was in satisfactory condition this morning at Central Washington Hospital. According to the State Patrol, Bowman suffered internal injuries, head injuries and cuts to his face.

Crystal Lynn Curry, a 34-year-old passenger in the Suburban driven by Wood, was also listed in satisfactory condition this morning at Central Washington Hospital. According to the State Patrol, Curry, from Waterville, suffered leg injuries and cuts to her face.

Wood and two other passengers in the Suburban -- 15-year-old Dannielle Marie Hernandez and 20-year-old Trevor Kraig Wood, both of Waterville -- were treated and released at Central Washington Hospital.

Magnussen said excessive speed was a factor in the crash, but investigators did not yet know how fast Bowman was driving. He said information will be forwarded to prosecutors once the State Patrol investigation is complete.

Magnussen said Kraig Doyle Wood, the driver of the Suburban, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol, but that Wood did nothing to cause the collision.

"He (Wood) was almost up against the guardrail when he got struck," Magnussen said.

Diksen had moved to Wenatchee and was working this summer at a bookstore and with a day-care provider after graduating from high school in Montana, said Ric Bayless, a former teacher at Mansfield High School, where Diksen studied through her sophomore year.

She had plans to move to Spokane next weekend to attend Spokane Falls Community College, Bayless said.

Crash claims 18-year-old Wenatchee woman  
Crash claims 18-year-old Wenatchee woman 


By Jaime Adame, World staff writer
Posted August 21, 2006

Updated @ 11:40 a.m. WATERVILLE - An 18-year-old Wenatchee woman with close ties to Mansfield died Sunday night in a two-car collision.

Brittany Diann Marie Diksen died at the scene of the accident, about five miles west of Waterville on Highway 2, Trooper Rich Magnussen said.

She was a passenger in a westbound 1999 Mercury Cougar driven by 22-year-old Glenn Robert Bowman of Brewster.

Bowman lost control of the car along a curve of Pine Canyon, crossing the centerline and colliding with a 1988 Chevrolet Suburban driven by 41-year-old Kraig Doyle Wood, of Waterville, at about 9:40 p.m., according to the State Patrol.

Bowman was in satisfactory condition this morning at Central Washington Hospital. According to the State Patrol, Bowman suffered internal injuries, head injuries and cuts to his face.

Crystal Lynn Curry, a 34-year-old passenger in the Suburban driven by Wood, was also listed in satisfactory condition this morning at Central Washington Hospital. According to the State Patrol, Curry, from Waterville, suffered leg injuries and cuts to her face.

Wood and two other passengers in the Suburban - 15-year-old Dannielle Marie Hernandez and 20-year-old Trevor Kraig Wood, both of Waterville - were treated and released at Central Washington Hospital.

Magnussen said excessive speed was a factor in the crash, but investigators did not yet know how fast Bowman was driving. He said information will be forwarded to prosecutors once the State Patrol investigation is complete.

Magnussen said Kraig Doyle Wood, the driver of the Suburban, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol, but that Wood did nothing to cause the collision.

"He (Wood) was almost up against the guardrail when he got struck," Magnussen said.

Diksen had moved to Wenatchee and was working this summer at a bookstore and with a day-care provider after graduating from high school in Montana, said Ric Bayless, a former teacher at Mansfield High School, where Diksen studied through her sophomore year.

She had plans to move to Spokane next weekend to attend Spokane Falls Community College, Bayless said.

"I don't think she ever had an enemy. She was a good friend to all the people that was around her," said Bayless, a pastor at United Protestant Church in Mansfield. "Whenever she came into a room she was just a bright star."


In Memoriam  
In Memoriam


Brittany Diann Marie Diksen

Waterville

Brittany Diann Marie Diksen, 18,

passed away on August 20, 2006.

She was born July 10, 1988, in

Omak to Howie and Tammy

Diksen. She spent her first 16

years at home in Mansfield where

she was active in Volleyball,

Basketball, Cheerleading, Track,

Annual Staff, ASB, FBLA, Spanish

Club and Drama Club. She moved

with her family to Montana in

November of 2004, graduating from

Valier High School in June of 2006.

At Valier, she continued her

involvement with Volleyball, Student Council, FCCLA, Honor

Society and the Annual Staff. Plus, she worked at the

Lighthouse Restaurant. Even with her busy schedule, Brittany

maintained a 3.86 GPA. She was a Kernel at heart and a

Panther in uniform. Brittany enjoyed shopping, scrap booking,

hanging out with friends, talking on the phone, watching old

movies, spending any time with her sisters, taking charge of

things around her and especially enjoying life in all situations.

She always wore a smile and made every effort that people

around her felt important and special. She was looking forward

to moving to Spokane and attending Spokane Falls Community

College with her room mate 'Aunt Mikki'. Brittany often reminded

us all that "Dynamite comes in small packages." She may have

been short in stature, but she was large in life.

Brittany is greatly missed and loved by her parents, Howie &

Tammy; and her sisters, Raquel & Vanessa, of Valier, MT; and

numerous great-grandparents, grandparents, uncles, aunts,

cousins and many close friends. She was preceded in death by

great-granddad, Max Diksen; and great-grandmother, Beatrice

'Granny B' Wuolle.

A Funeral Service will be conducted at 11 a.m., Saturday,

August 26, 2006, in the Mansfield High School Gym with a

Graveside Service following at Mansfield Cemetery. Pastor Ric

Bayless will officiate. Dinner will be served at the Mansfield

Grange Hall for everyone to fellowship and share memories. If

desired, memorials may be made to Mansfield or Valier Athletic

Departments, Mansfield or Valier Dollars for Scholars. Flowers

are welcomed. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to

the Waterville Funeral Home.
She was from Mansfield  
She was from Mansfield

People of Mansfield are a small community, but a very proud community. A lot of people don't know where Mansfield is. Even people as close as Wenatchee.

Mansfield is on the "Waterville plateau." We don't receive much recognition for who we are or where we live. We are a small school who has played combined sports in the past, never having many games at home. It was always our kids who had to travel to other schools for practice or play. We always played under their school's mascot and school colors, and when the good players were gone, they were done with us.

BUT when a bright shining young star from Mansfield is taken from us, you would think the Wenatchee paper could get it right where she was from. Brittany Diann Marie Diksen wasn't a young lady from Wenatchee with ties to Mansfield. She was from Mansfield with ties to Valier, Mont., her second home. And she never did live in Waterville. I'm very proud to call Brittany Diann Marie Diksen my granddaughter.

Cal Diksen
NEVER FORGOTTEN  
NEVER FORGOTTEN

I walk through the door,
A cold shiver runs down my back.
As I cross the floor,
My memories begin to unpack.

Family and friends embrace,
As tears begin falling to the side.
We remember your smiling face.
In heaven is where you know reside.

You have been laid to rest,
And will be missed.
You were the best.
We have been so blessed.

The guests are greeted,
The tears still fall.
And as we are seated,
You still stand tall.

So many years you did not live.
How can we loose someone so dear?
Why could you not survive?
The answer still not clear.

The crowd continues growing.
Showing the respect we hold for you.
More memories begin unfolding.
Why does this all have to be true?

I sit in silence and observe
From earth you have been dismissed.
Only the best is what you deserve,
Among angels you now exist.

Your soul has been set free.
Your life is shown in pictures.
You soar above all to see,
As your presence lingers.

We may not know the answers
Or why this all has happened.
We are thankful for the time we shared.
And you will never be forgotten.

~Brittany Diksen March 15, 2005
I miss you!  
I miss you

I miss you today
Even more than yesterday
As the days drag on
Harsher becomes the reality that your gone
I took advantage of having you as a friend
Never believing it that your life could suddenly end
The question why it had to be you
That was chosen to go
They say everything happens for a reason
But why you I cannot fathom
So full of hopes and dreams
You left way to soon it seems
You were only here for a little while
Every day you found a way every day to make me smile
Like a sister to me
You brought me into your family
You have gone away
But I know I will see you again someday
Memories are all I have now
I wish I could of said goodbye somehow
You taught me to live large
And always took charge
Never settling to be like the rest
You always were striving to be the best
Everyday we had a new adventure
Laughing and giggling all the way I've never known a friendship so PURE
I could never forget you
I wish you knew how much I miss you. 

A poem written by
Crystal DeBoo
Wednesday, November 01, 2006
My Little Girl  

Verse 1:
Gotta hold on easy as I let you go.
Gonna tell you how much I love you, though you think you already know.
I remember I thought you looked like an angel wrapped in pink so soft and warm.
You've had me wrapped around your finger since the day you were born. 

Chorus:
Beautiful baby from the outside in.
Chase your dreams but always know the road that'll lead you home again.
Go on, take on this whole world.
But to me you know you'll always be, my little girl.

Verse 2:
When you were in trouble that crooked little smile could melt my heart of stone.
Now look at you, I've turned around and you've almost grown.
Sometimes you're asleep I whisper "I Love You!" in the moonlight at your door.
As I walk away, I hear you say, "Daddy Love You More!".

Chorus:
Beautiful baby from the outside in.
Chase your dreams but always know the road that'll lead you home again.
Go on, take on this whole world.
But to me you know you'll always be, my little girl.

Verse 3:
Someday, some boy will come and ask me for your hand.
But I won't say "yes" to him unless I know, he's the half
that makes you whole, he has a poet's soul, and the heart of a man's man.
I know he'll say that he's in love.
But between you and me. He won't be good enough!

Chorus:
Beautiful baby from the outside in.
Chase your dreams but always know the road that'll lead you home again.
Go on, take on this whole world.
But to me you know you'll always be, my little girl.


Who You'd Be Today  

"Who You'd Be Today"

Sunny days seem to hurt the most.
I wear the pain like a heavy coat.
I feel you everywhere I go.
I see your smile, I see your face,
I hear you laughin' in the rain.
I still can't believe you're gone.

It ain't fair: you died too young,
Like the 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 knowin' no-one could take your place.
An' sometimes I wonder,
Who'd you 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?
Some days the sky's so blue,
I feel like I can talk to you,
An' I know it might sound crazy.

It ain't fair: you died too young,
Like the 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 knowin' no-one could take your place.
An' sometimes I wonder,
Who you'd be today?

Today, today, today.
Today, today, today.

[Instrumental Break]

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 some day.

Some day, some day, some day.
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