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Liu, Lauren Grace
** **** 2003 C - 30 October 2017
Short Hills, New Jersey

Our Remembrance
Obituary

It is with great sadness that we announce the unexpected passing of our beloved daughter, Lauren Grace Liu. She was 14 years old and was a freshman at Kent Place School. She earned straight As in her first trimester and was on the starting line-up on the Varsity tennis team helping them win the schools first state championship. Lauren brought so much love and joy in our lives and to those who were around her. She was an incredible skier and loved our annual trips to Snowbird, Utah. Last year, she was doing off trail double black diamonds with chutes. This year, our plan was to ski the Cirque together. She was a beautiful and passionate dancer exhibiting movements that could move your soul to tears. We can still vividly see her dancing to John Legends All of Me. Lauren will always be remembered for her gentleness, grace, and kindness toward others. She always seemed to look out after others and would put others before herself. Since she was an infant, one of our greatest joys was to make her laugh because it truly came from her soul (her belly laugh as we called it). Despite her God given gift of bringing love to people, deep inside she was suffering in the darkness, privately battling a deep inexplicable pain. She succumbed to the silent illness of depression and took her own life in our home this past Monday. We know that she is without pain and is now at rest in Gods arms. Lauren is survived by her adoring parents, James and Helen Hurh Liu, her loving brother, David, grandparents Soo and Sook Hurh and Ken and Tracy Liu, her aunts and uncle, Tae and Regina Kim and Elaine Liu and cousin Penny Kim. A vigil to be held at the Renaissance Church in the Summit Opera House on Friday, November 3, at 7:30p. This will be a time of prayer, reading of Scripture, and song. Please also join us in our celebration of life service in remembering and honoring Lauren this Saturday, November 4, at Community Congregational Church in Short Hills. Doors will open at 10:45 am for a time of gathering and viewing of memorabilia that represented her life, followed by a celebration of life service at 11:30 am. In light of Laurens battle with depression and the sadness left in its wake, the Liu family has created the Hope for Lauren Foundation, dedicated to supporting children who are suffering from depression and mental illness, funding clinical and biomedical research for depression, raising awareness for suicide prevention, and supporting families who are suicide survivors. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be




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