He was hit while lying on driveway at his home
My heart ached for everyone involved when I first heard this story 2 months ago.
I just learned it was your son, Quinn. Words sound so shallow. Your family will
forever be changed and refined by this experience. We are left behind, while
Cooper is back home...soon (his time) to be joined by his loving family in a
great reunion. Not soon enough from our perspective. My prayer will be that the
Spirit will comfort your family in His fullest manifestation.
Geesh! This happens way too much. Adults need to start watching out for these
little guys. The parents need realize that it only take a moment to lose a
child. I am sad for the parents and the aunt, too. Very sad indeed.
We all should learn from others mistakes-such as this one! You know they are
always on the rush to get somewhere-specially teenage and early 20's drivers!Taking extra time when backing up, and yes,checking under and sides of
the vehicle is the key!Life is so very precious and so just take
time!!!(Here is to all rush and fast drivers out there!)
We're thankful for the Atonement of Jesus Christ.May you and your Family
and your loss know that you'llhim again... someday!Our Lord, Jesus
Christ is here to help you. All you have to do is ask him and pray to him
My heart is filled with sadness with the news of your little Cooper. He and
your family have been in our thoughts and prayers. I have my first grandbaby
and Cooper will help me remember to be extra careful. Bless all of you.
Oh Quinn:Awful to renew an old friendship this way. I am sure the
Heavens shook as your heart broke as ours has to learn of this tragedy, but it
won't be long before you'll be pushing him on a Celestial swing and all will be
as it was. We are with you today and always.
Our hearts are aching for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. May
the Lord comfort you and your family through this difficult time.
Oh my gosh!! What a nightmare for this poor family. I'm sure the aunt is crushed
by this as well. It is really hard to see kids sometimes as hard as you try but
with that many kids around it would have been right to take a walk around the
vehicle first ...but hind sight is always 20/20. This is a terrible tragedy that
will cause unimaginable pain for a long long time. Hope the family and the aunt
are getting the support they need.
I am so sorry for your loss. I will pray for your family. Remember it was an
accident. Remember the good times. From what I have read, your family is
filled with love, and your little boy was very much loved also. Pray!! Know
that you will see each other again.
Quinn and Jana--We are heartbroken for you and want you to know that
our love and prayers are with your beautiful family in this difficult time.Love, Tracy and Sherri (Gunnell) Rogers
Yes Families ARE Forever. To paraphrase Elizabeth Edwards: "Death looks
different when you have buried someone you love". I'm sure there were many
loved ones gone before that met your sweet "Coop" just as I'm sure that he will
be there for you.God Bless You
FAMILIES ARE FOREVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
We are deeply saddened to hear about your tragic loss of your sweet son. We
love you and want you to know that your family is in our thoughts and
prayers.Brian & Cindi(Berry) Watkins
my expedition came with a mechanism that beeps when you are about to hit
something while backing up. The closer you get the faster it beeps. This should
be mandatory on all vehicles. God bless.
Quinn My family offers its sincere condolences at this very
difficult time. You were my rock in the most difficult of times on the mission
and I feel these few words are very inadequate. While nothing ever silences the
pain or loss, it's our faith that compels us to move forward. lease know we love
and pray for your family.-BLF
Dear Ones,Our hearts are aching with you in this tragedy. Tears and
prayers are flowing in your behalf. We have always been amazed at the unity and
strength of your families in times of sadness and challenges. Angels are
gathered on both sides of the veil to strengthen and wrap you in love. We all
send our love and blessings and prayers.
A sparrow has fallen to the ground, and our Heavenly Father notices and knows
the ache and grief of those left to live life absent one of their own. But
there is a fount of sacred support that they will have available to carry them
through the immediate and most acute pain of loss, as well as down the road,
through the months and years and decades when they see other 4-year-olds who
will remind them of their little boy. "He that believeth in me..."
Lean on the promise and on the love of those around you.
My heart is broken for all involved. May the love of those around you and the
love of God help you in the days ahead. May you be comforted during this time
and know that your extended family will be lifting you up in prayer.Jamie and family
I commented on the statements in the article that said 2 kids per week die in
the US from being backed over. It also said this has happpened at least 3 times
in four months in Utah. I did the math and said approx 10% of the deaths during
this time happened in Utah, yet we're not 10% of the population. I did not
point the finger of blame in this terrible tragedy. I expressed condolences and
asked people to be more careful. My comment was not posted. It is highly
inappropriate for DN to censor non abusive comments about the story. I've
noticed they're all condolences. There are places in the obit section to do
that. This is a forum for all opinions to be expressed. Condolences are fine,
but they shouldn't be the only thing allowed.
To the Kofford and Worsley families: We pray that His comforting arms
will encircle your families and sustain you during this trial. We send our love
and prayers and cherish the memories we have of you and all of your loved
ones.Ron and Barbara Rossiter
Jana, Wendy, Michelle, and the rest of the family, I am so terribly sorry about
this tragedy you are all having to face. We are fasting and praying for you and
hope you can find comfort. Stay strong together. From what I know of your
family, you will have your faith of forever families. My heart is broken for
Querida Familia Kofford: En estos momentos ms duro de vuestras vidas,es mi
deseo y oracin que seis confortados y consolados directamente de la mano de
Nuestro Padre Celestial, Jesucristo y el Espiritu Santo. Realmente la tragedia
no est en la muerte, sino en el pecado. Cooper, debe ser uno de los grandes de
la preexistencia y vosotros tenis el honor de participar con l de los vinculos
eternos de la familia. Qu Dios os siga bendiciendo.Un abrazo muy
My heart is so broken for this family. I am so sorry for this family and I pray
they have the strength to move forward, especially the aunt.
You are in our prayers. We love you!The Kolbergs
All of our family and close friends here in Canada grieve with you. We were
devastated to hear about delightful little Cooper now in heaven above. Our
thoughts and prayers are with you all. God bless. Our very best love, Dalt and
Our hearts, thoughts and prayers go out to both families. May you have our
Savior's comfort and love wrapped around you in the coming days.
I love you guys. I am deeply sorry for your unfortunate loss. I love you
hunter:) you guys are in my prayers.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless your eternal family.
We send our love, thoughts and prayers to both Kofford and Worsley families at
this most difficult time. May you be sustained with faith hope and assurance of
the eternal nature of life. We have been blessed to know and be influenced by
both of your families throughout our lives and know that the Lord will sustain
you. Love, Paul and Linda Duncombe
Dear Koffords! I love you all and you are all so amazing! We will all miss
Cooper! You are in my families prayers! Love you!
My deepest sorrow and grief and hope are sent to the entire Kofford and Worsley
families along with a total reassurance that you will have Cooper with you for
the Eternities. May the Lord comfort and bless you with His love and goodness
especially at this most difficult time with peace and understanding to those I
have known and respected for so many, many years. Your friend, Sam Broadhead
Koffords, Know that you are in our thoughts & prayers during this difficult
time. What a comfort to know that we can be eternal families. With
Dear Quinn and Jana, Lynette and I want you to know how sorry we are about this
terrible accident. Yet we know that our Heavenly Father could have prevented it
if He needed to. It is obvious that He needs a special little boy like Cooper by
His side to keep Him happier until you go and claim him from Him for the rest of
eternity. Until then, rest assured that he could not be in better hands and he
wants you to know he's doing great with the Jesus he has heard so much about and
now he knows personally, and his Heavenly Father also. We love you and you are
in our prayers constantly, that the Lord will comfort you and all your family at
this great time of need. With all our love.President & Sister Valencia
Quinn & Jana,It's hard to accept what I just read. I've known you
for a while now. What a wonderful family you are. I'm convinced that Cooper
received more love in the four short years that he lived with you than many
children will receive in an entire lifetime. What a regret that he couldn't
stay with you here. What a relief that he'll be waiting for you there. I
certainly hope that the grief you must feel now when you think of your little
boy will continually be healed until the memory and the dream of him bring only
peace. Our family will be praying for you and your family every
Horrible story. Sorry to all.
What a horrible thing. Hope you will be comforted at this time...
With my deepest most sincere sympathy, I pray for you to have strength, faith,
and support as you mourn your loss; and yet at the same time, I rejoice for you
that you were blessed with the GIFT of your child's life and your witness of the
greatest miracle...the Love of our Creator. I pray that you have peace in
Spirit by knowing that your Son completed his mission here on earth and returned
home to our Creator, leaving you with loving memories. Lean now on love of
family and friends still with you and know that your loving Cooper is only as
far away as the memories you hold in your heart. His love of life is testimony
that he was loved and cherished and a ray of light that comes from a loving
family. Our people say that we are rich by loving family and friends. Clearly
you are blessed with unending richness. To the parents, siblings,grandparents,
aunts, uncles, cousins and friends, I ask for Our Creator to bless you and bring
you comfort during your time of grief, and thank him for the gift he gave you in
the life of your son. Aho
Loving. Serving. Caring. Giving. These are a few words that describe the
Koffords. Two more loving, protective, responsible parents would be hard to
find. Their children are everything to them. An aunt that loved Cooper as her
own. There will be no blame, only intense, sincere love and support. They will
feel her pain and strive every day to lift it from her.Accidents
happen, and we can only know that it is in the Lord's hands. To be in their
home, to know the parents, to observe their wonderful children, you could see
there were so many safeguards in place on every level. The love and peace felt
in that home was palatable. No one comes in contact with Quinn, Jana Lynn or the
children without leaving lifted up and happier. My heart will
forever be with them, in their grief now, and in the examples they will be for
all of us. Precious Kofford Family, intense prayers and Love are
with you. You have the privilege of having your beloved Cooper forever and ever.
Who could read this without feeling such sorrow for this family?We
pray you can be comforted and blessed.
Please know that you are being prayed for by many. What a beautiful family- and
how wonderful to know you are an eternal family! We will continue to keep you
in our prayers and I am going to go tell my family that I love them- because
accidents happen. May the peace of our Savior be with you.
These news are so sad, I am overwhelmed with sadness. Accidental children's
deaths are always so difficult, and that is an understatement. I am praying for
all of these people: parents and siblings of the child, aunt, grandparents, the
other children present... I pray God will help you carry on through these
difficult times, hopefully little shimmers of peace and love will invade your
hearts this very night. I also pray a good professional counselor can help you
establish perspective eventually. God bless you. God bless you. You are not
alone, the community is praying for you.
In this short time we have grown to love you Jana so much! Our hearts go out to
you and to your family. May God bless you and wrap his arms of comfort around
you!! Our prayers are with you and your loved ones!-Anne and Kimberly
God bless these two sisters and all the children, the fathers, grandparents,
the neighbors, everyone. Many hearts are drawn out to you in love and sympathy.
All will be well eventually. May you be sustained through this terrible trial.
Know that your child is well in the Savior's arms. Hold on to each other.
Quinn - you were a great inspiration to me as a young man. I am so very sorry
for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family.
We are so sorry. Cooper was so cute and nice. Best Wishes. Love, the Walker
Quinn and Jana, We are very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are
with you in these difficult moments.
The Lord calls us home when it is our time. We should never ask ourselves "what
if". My heart and prayers are with these families. I hope and pray that the
Lord strengthens all who are effected by this little boy's passing.
Jana and Wendy, your familiesâ€™ thoughts and prayers are with you. Anything
you need you know we are here for you. Love the Karringtonâ€™s
I wanted to read comments to help me grieve, even though I don't know this
family. Little Cooper represents what is most precious to all of us. There is
no loss so painful. Let us all mourn together and love each other more and be
kinder because of our shared pain.
I can't even imagine what the family must be going through right now -
especially the aunt. This is such a tragic story and my heart breaks for all of
This is such a sad, unfortunate accident. It was just that....an accident. I
hope family, friends, church members, and the community will continue to extend
their love, care, and help to this sweet family. I am sure the aunt
May God's spirit be with all the families involved. It was an accident. Our
prayers are with all.
Bless that little boy and his entire family. May you all be able to look to
Christ for comfort during this difficult time. Our prayers are with you.
Absolutely horrible thing to have happened. Such a painful loss. for everyone.
God bless them and us.
God bless the family as well as the aunt.
Any comment on here should simply be, you are in our prayers. Stop the nasty
comments. Our heartfelt prayers are with everyone involved. May
you be comforted by those you love, and most importantly by our Father in
I am crying as I type this. I have a four year old grandson and cannot imagine
the depth of their anguish. The fact that a beloved aunt is responsible only
deepens it. The grandparents have to deal with the loss of their precious
grandson, his Mother's pain and the other daughter who was driving. My heart
goes out to them. They are in my prayers. Heaven, please help them.
Seriously....it's amazing how often this has happened recently. I can't believe
it happens this often....
Our prayers are with this family in this time of need.
I don't think I can stand to read the news anymore, and hear of little children
being accidently killed. If it is that painful to me, I cannot even imagine the
pain the parents and family are feeling. Thinking of their pain, then causes me
more pain and the cycle continues.Such sobering and painful news.
May the family find peace at this time.