CTX remembers Patrick & Kaitlyn Oliver

Posted at 5:48 PM, Jul 15, 2017
and last updated 2018-11-03 15:20:01-04

Today was the funeral of Kaitlyn and Patrick Oliver, both who died after being struck by a houseboat on Temple Lake Park.

The Crotty Funeral Home covered the cost of the joint funeral for Patrick and Kaitlyn Oliver.

"When my mother and I opened our funeral home in 2011, we decided that we'd never make a profit off of a bad situation. We don't charge for children, and when something happened like this in our hometown, we just wanted to be able to help." said an employee of Crotty's Funeral Home.

"It was a big hit for us too once Patrick didn't make it... and then we didn't even blink an eye just to be able to take care of him to and have their service together so they could be together."

Family and friends poured into Temple Bible Church to pay their respects to a father and daughter who passed away too soon.

"She was a very loved little girl. The apple of her father's eye."

Pastor Chase Bowers spoke of Kaitlyn remembering her as..." The most beautiful, smart, articulate, sassy, kind-hearted baby girl any parent could ask for."

Four-year-old Kaitlyn loved Barbie dolls and the movie Frozen.

"She was definitely a daddy's girl and had him wrapped around her finger," Pastor Bowers added. 
Pastor Bowers went on to speak about Patrick Oliver, Kaitlyn's father... 

"Patrick was known for his devotion to his daughter, Kaitlyn. He loved his daughter so much that he ultimately gave his own life in an attempt to save her's... and in so doing, he reflected the love of God for us," Pastor Bowers said. 

The service ended with family and friends releasing pink and blue balloons into the sky.

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