Erin was born in Miles City Montana on December 9th, 2000.
She went to heaven peacefully, early in the morning of March 23, 2010 with her parents
by her side in the comfort of her Tinkerbell bed. After bravely battling a brain stem glioma for two years. Erin’s life was full of many activities, always surrounding the ones she loved. Hanging out with her best friend, Emily Toennis, baking with their Easy Bake Ovens, or just having girl talks in Erin’s room… having a coffee break was always high on the list of things to do. She enjoyed spending time with her family, playing board games, playing the WII with her two little brothers, and making cookies with her mom. Her two cats, Sunshine and Thunder, may not have always gotten along, but they each had a special love for their Erin. She worked hard at everything she did and was determined to do it well.
Her battle didn’t deter her love of learning. Erin loved going to school — and especially loved to read in her spare time. One of her biggest accomplishments was teaching her younger brother Jacob to read before he started kindergarten. She was quite the little teacher. She greatly enjoyed her scrapbooking times with her special Aunt Patty, whom she found great joy in creating new nicknames for, such as Embarrassment to Nature, Yellow Icicle and Petunia, which was the latest.
Erin also enjoyed camping with her family, swimming and going to the Big Timber Water Slides, which included some of her favorite rides, such as the Hurricane, The Typhoon, and the Old Facefull. She could always be heard screeching with delight on descent, as she raced her dad to the bottom. One of her more memorable moments was when she got to go to Disney World for a Make A Wish Trip, where she met Cinderella and Tinkerbell.
As much as the cancer tried to drain the pride and joy from her little life, she still had such a strong spirit, and not only had enough joy in her heart, but overflowed to so many others as well. Most of us measure life by length of time, but true life is measured by the impact we make. The impact Erin made in the lives of others goes far beyond her years. As much as Erin was loved and cherished on this earth, it’s nothing compared to the Love of her heavenly father. God called her home in his timing. Even though that is tough for us to understand, we think God wanted to be closer to his precious, amazing girl — Miss Erin Katherine Hurr!