Anika Anne Upton

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Anika Anne Upton

July 4, 2012 - July 10, 2012

WAUNETA, Nebraska -- Anika Anne Upton passed peacefully in the arms of her mother at Children's Methodist Hospital in Omaha on July 10, 2012.

She was born July 4, 2012, to Eleanor Anne Upton. She weighed 2 pounds and 10 ounces.

A beautiful baby girl who touched so many lives in such a brief time.

Anika Anne is survived by her mother Eleanor Anne Upton; her grandparents, Teresa Pursley and special friend Stephen Swoopes of Omaha, Pete and Nicolle Upton of Grand Island; great-grandparents Dean and Charlene Pursley of Benkelman; aunts and uncles; Abbie and Ronald Siemers of Palmer, Levi Upton of Omaha, Jessica Upton, Shauntel Upton and Parker Upton of Grand Island; and cousin Jocelyn Siemers of Palmer.

Anika joined her great-grandmother, Eleanor Knudson Upton and great-grandfather, Harley Upton, in heaven.

Anika will always be our special little angel. She has touched the lives of all who met her. She was a gift from God, a blessing, and truly one of God's miracles. She is loved by all who met her and will be greatly missed. Each moment spent with Anika will be cherished always. Anika had a big personality which was expressed in her many facial expressions and her preference in sleep positions. She most enjoyed snuggling close to her mama and listening to lullabies.

A special thank you to the nursing staff at Children's Hospital NICU for their tender and loving care of Anika.

"For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith--and not from yourselves, it is the gift of God." Ephesians 2:8-9

Services will be held Friday, July 13, 2012, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Wauneta, followed by a graveside service at St Paul's Lutheran Cemetery.

Liewer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.