A blue Ogden turns pink as Emilie is laid to rest

The shoulders that once carried his daughter high in the air slumped deep at the podium — the weight of despair too heavy a load for them to bear.

Robbie Parker took a few moments to compose himself. A crowd of about 800, sniffling through silence, watched the father of Emilie Parker look at the tiny white casket and press through memories of his 6-year-old daughter during her funeral Saturday.

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