SLIDESHOW: See photos of the Toone daughters' funeral
LAYTON -- A drawing of Jesus Christ holding Rebecca Toone in one arm and Rachel Toone in the other greeted hundreds of mourners as they entered the Layton West Stake Center Saturday.
It was the funeral for the girls who died last week of what authorities suspect was exposure to phosphine gas produced by rodent extermination done at the family's home.
Many participants wore pink and yellow ribbons as a symbol of their grief and support for the family.
"Peace be unto thy soul, thine affliction shall be for but a moment," said Michael Thompson, president of the Layton West Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, as he spoke to the family.
Thompson was quoting the church's scripture found in Doctrine and Covenants 121:7-9, which church members believe was spoken by Jesus Christ to Joseph Smith, Jr.
Thompson also spoke of the means by which the Savior could make the family whole again.
"It is through the atonement of Jesus Christ that our hearts will heal," he said.
Thompson told of families displaying balloons throughout the neighborhood in support of the Toone family.
Dozens of cars of those attending services at the stake center also were adorned with yellow and pink ribbons.
The building was filled to near capacity as friends and strangers alike gathered to mourn the girls' sudden passing. Rebecca, 4, died last Saturday and Rachel, 15 months, on Tuesday.
Maternal Grandfather Doug Belliston said the family took some solace in their deaths being so close together.
He recalled a photo of Rebecca as a 2-year-old holding out her arms, wanting to hold her new baby sister.
"While we do not know, we draw comfort in the thought that Rebecca held out her arms again to receive her sister this past Tuesday," Doug Belliston said.
While short, he said the girls' lives were accomplished.
"The primary accomplishment we can have in this life is to show love and kindness to others and help others do the same," he said, noting the love both girls had shown their family and friends.
Zack Brown, bishop of the family's Chelsea Park 2nd Ward, commended the family's ability to withstand the loss.
While trying to comfort them, he said, it was actually they who were able to comfort him.
"I tell you that I've been comforted as I've felt their spirits -- knowing their testimonies and faith."
He and others quoted New Testament scripture Matthew 18:18 in expressing gratitude that the family could be together again one day because of the sealing power of the priesthood.
"Verily I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven," he said, quoting the scripture.
Richard Belliston, a maternal great uncle, spoke of the family's faith that was helping the girls' parents and two siblings cope with their loss.
"Were it not for the gospel of Jesus Christ, I think an occasion such as this would be unendurable," he said.
One comfort, he said, was looking back at a message Rebecca had sent her family last month in the form of one of her many hand-made cards.
"She knew her Heavenly Father loved her because He gave her a family," he said, recalling the card.
"I hope we can have the knowledge that little children have that have been recently with their Father in Heaven," Richard Belliston said
Those who spoke encouraged mourners to become better people and to serve others more for having been touched by these girls.
The girls were interred at Kaysville City Cemetery.