Avalynn Jean Fritz was born February 26, 2018, celebrated her life through baptism in the presence of her family on March 9 and entered heaven early the next morning. She joined our family as the only girl with 2 older brothers. We knew she would have to be a fighter to keep up with 2 busy older brothers and she certainly showed everyone what strong will power she had. She fought very hard to stay with our family. The night of her baptism the boys were able to meet their sister, count her toes, hold her hand, and show her the great love and protection that older brothers do. We know by that night that she had already felt his loving presence, by the love everyone had showed her, and he told her it was ok to let go. She could see the wonderful life she would have on the other side, where she can run freely, dance with her Grandpa and those who have gone before her and grow up in heaven. Although it is hard to know she is gone, because of our strong faith we know that we will see her again. We have a very special Angel who will watch over our family forever.
We would like to thank all the staff at the NICU at Kalispell Regional Medical Center for their care and love of Avalynn. Her presence was much too short, but her fighting spirit, her beauty, and her desire to stay with us will live in our hearts and those who cared for her forever. We are blessed to be part of the First Presbyterian Church who made her baptism possible. We want to thank all of our church family, friends, neighbors, family members and everyone who prayed for Avalynn.
“Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart.” –A.A. Milne
We will carry her in our hearts forever.
She is preceded to heaven by her Grandpa Carter Fritz. She is survived by her brothers Lance (9) and Marty (4) and her parents Christopher and Heidi Fritz; Maternal Grandparents Alan and Stephanie Shammel of Hilger, MT and Paternal Grandmother Cheryl Fritz of Kalispell along with numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
Donations to celebrate Avalynn’s life can be made to the Ramsey Keller Memorial Foundation out of Billings, MT or charity of choice. The Foundation reduces stress to families by covering the costs of infant funeral expenses across the state of Montana.
The Ramsey Keller Memorial Fund
4382 Laredo Place
Billings, MT 59106