Wesley Swain Cowan 03/16/02 ~ 04/23/06 Be Happy Every Day Our golden-locked, curly headed, ice-blue eyed baby boy, Wesley Swain Cowan, found himself in angel's arms on the evening of April 23, 2006 after a tragic accident. This beautiful boy was the hope and dream of his mother, Stephanie Swain Martinsen and his father Darrin Reed Cowan. On March 16, 2002 their dream came true and in the middle of a blinding snow storm, our Olympic baby took his first breath. His sister Jade cut the cord as this little miracle boy cried for the first time, filling our souls with a music, a laughter and a joy beyond all measure these last four years. Even as an infant, on Sunday mornings, his mommy and daddy and sissy taught him to dance in a little cottage on Imperial street. In the years he traversed this earth. . . he continued to dance with a rhythm in his steps and a song in his heart. He loved to sing "I Am a Child of God" and "You Are My Sunshine". He changed the lyrics to say: "You make me happy, when skies are great." He had a motto: BE HAPPY EVERY DAY. Because of his example in our lives, he made it so. He loved his sissy who was a dedicated and loving protector. He loved his cousins, Samantha, James, Erin, Mathew, Kaden, Weston, Tyler, Lola, Lela, Jeremy, Cameron and Dillon celebrating Easter with many of them just last week. Wesley went to Disneyland for the first time in his life this past Christmas, where he waved at Santa Claus and napped on his dad's lap in the ice cream parlor in between fun. It was on this vacation where Wesley first placed his little toes in the ocean near Diver's cove in Laguna Beach. He said: "Dad CAN-I-FORNIA is the best trip I've ever been on." Wesley was also introduced to skiing for the first time this year. He loved every minute on the snow with his mom, sissy and treasured friends. Wesley was a student at the Jewish Community Center early child development program and was loved by his teachers. This little boy bore the names of three of his great grandfathers. J. Wesley Jenson, Hank Swain and Reed Cowan. We send prayers to the divine that these grandpas will find our baby boy and make him their new fishing buddy, and grandmas Donna and Jewell can make them a sack lunch complete with strawberries before they catch a whale. The family would like to offer a special thanks to the men and women who worked so hard to bring life back into this little boy's body. Also the social workers at Primary Children's who were so kind. Wesley is survived by his mother and sister Stephanie S. Martinsen and Jade Martinsen (Salt Lake City); his father D. Reed Cowan and his partner Gregory Abplanalp (Holladay); grandparents Dan Swain (Weiser, Idaho); Joseph and Teddie Evans (Vernal, Utah); Russell and Judy Cowan (Roosevelt); and a very large group of loving uncles, aunts and cousins. We ask that all who read this hold your children a little tighter tonight. Give them their dreams. Look them in the eyes every day and tell them you love them. Two separate celebrations of Wesley's life will be held at Wasatch Lawn Mortuary, 3401 South Highland Drive. FATHER'S SERVICE 10 a.m. Friday the 28th of April. Friends of Reed may call one hour prior to the services. MOTHER'S SERVICE 2 p.m. Friday the 28th of April. Friends and family of Stephanie may call one hour prior to the services. Interment: Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park.