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The News Tribune, Dean J. Koepfler, Associated Press
A casket with the bodies of Charlie and Braden Powell, ages 7 and 5, is wheeled into Life Center Church in Tacoma Saturday Feb. 11, 2012. The family of missing Utah woman Susan Powell is holding a public funeral for her two sons, nearly a week after their father killed them in a gas-fueled blaze. Hundreds of people are attending the Saturday service. Many are wearing purple and blue ribbons in memory of 7-year-old Charlie and 5-year-old Braden. Family members and the boys' teachers are scheduled to speak. The boys' remains are in one coffin adorned with flowers. They were killed in a fire set by their father, Josh Powell, when they went to visit him Sunday at his home in Graham.

TACOMA, Wash. — The family of missing Utah woman Susan Powell is thanking police, social workers, teachers and everyone who cared about her two sons — nearly a week after their father killed them in a gas-fueled blaze.

The boys' grandfather Chuck Cox thanked people of all faiths who had prayed for them, saying "it helps us to know that there are good people in the world."

Hundreds of people attended Saturday public funeral for 7-year-old Charlie and 5-year-old Braden at Life Center Church in Tacoma, Wash.

They were killed in a fire set by their father, Josh Powell, when they went to visit him Sunday at his home in Graham.

Powell also died. He was a person of interest in the disappearance of his wife two years ago.