HOOPER - Our little shining light and miracle Brielle Beus, with a spirit too big for her petite body, is now our guardian angel after 13 years of sharing her spunky, talented, smiling, and artsy personality with us. On August 10, 2013, our feisty, beautiful Brielle on her own terms told Heavenly Father "it was time for her to go" and she peacefully ended her three year battle with AML leukemia at home surrounded by her immediate family.
Brielle was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota June 15, 2000, where she spent her first five weeks in the hospital after open heart surgery for Ebstein's heart anomaly. Brielle made great friends in Minnesota until 2003, then later in Spokane Valley, Washington, then spent most of her years in Hooper, Utah. She attended Hooper, Quest Academy, and Country View elementary schools, where she finished the 6th grade, after missing most of the last three years of school due to cancer treatments and recovery. Brielle spent over six months of her life as an in-patient at Primary Children's hospital, and had hundreds of visits with caring medical providers. Brielle enjoyed watching Disney Channel, AFV, and the local news. Brielle developed strong faith, hope, love, and a testimony of everything that is good and lovely. She loved dancing and animals, and loved to draw and paint--she even designed her own burial dress, and wrote a poem that was made into a song by a family member.
By far, Brielle's favorite thing to do was spend time with family, especially her dad and mom, Shawn J. and Kim Miles Beus, her best friend and older sister Breanna, and her two little sisters Brooklee, and Braylee Beus. She was also blessed to be a part of two amazing large families. Her Grandparents Ralph and Sharon Miles, and John and Fay Beus--also all of Hooper, Utah, cherished her as their special granddaughter. She was thoroughly loved by her 77 first cousins, 34 aunts and uncles, and many close friends and neighbors. She will be greeted in heaven by her uncle-in-law Layne, her cousin Brandt, many faithful ancestors, and her uncle Glenn, to whom we temporarily pass the baton of fatherhood.
Brielle touched more lives for good than most adults. She was wise beyond her years; sometimes too much so. She shared her engaging personality with thousands including kind friends and strangers throughout the world, who prayed for her, held amazing events, fulfilled her bucket list, and helped her meet special famous peopl
Our hearts break at losing Brielle, but we rejoice in knowing that we can be together again with her someday, that she is disease and pain free, charming everyone with her charisma, drawing and creating more designs, and dancing again.
In lieu of flowers, please "pay it forward" by supporting childhood cancer in any way you can. But more importantly, do as Brielle did: enjoy each day, forgive quickly, smile and laugh often, reach out to the vulnerable, and find someone to love more!
To honor Brielle, please wear her favorite color, bright aqua blue to her funeral services.
Viewings will be held Friday August 16th, 6-8 p.m., and Saturday August 17th, 11:45a.m-12:45 p.m., with the funeral at 1 p.m. Saturday August 17th--all at the Hooper LDS Stake Center, 5375 S. 5900 W., Hooper, Utah.
Interment services and a balloon release with be at Hooper Cemetery.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to Lindquist's Roy Mortuary.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.lindquistmortuary.com.