Becca Tenney was not just a girl at our school, she was a leader, an inspiration. She meant so much to many people and still do. She always had that big bright smile upon her face and never looked down at people. She was active in sports and extra curricular activities such as band and her church. She is much loved by her boyfriend Tyler and her cousin and best friend Emilee as much as she is by her friends and family members. Becca will be remember and never forgotten by how much support we have been getting and giving all around our community. With much love, the Junior Class of Londonderry High SchoolPosted: 11/16/2010 by Junior Class of Londonderry, NH, USA
I don't know you I was sorry to hear about your daughter death
May god be with you and your familyPosted: 09/17/2010 by Lorraine Butler of Derry, New Hampshire, Uniter States
Mark & Tammy, Trese & I want you to know how much we feel for you and your family. Learning about what Becca was interested in, we see she & Kevin had a lot in common. The art, clowns, lots of community involvement, she had a wonderful future ahead of her, just like our Kevin. Two beautiful people with so much to offer and give, these things don't make sense. Maybe they'll meet up in heaven. I know Kev will show her around and make her feel comfortable in her new surroundings. We want you to know you can call either of us if you want someone to talk to. You have a tough road ahead and maybe we can help. Please know that Becca is in very good company.... Posted: 09/16/2010 by George &Trese Young of Loudon, N.H.,
Until Sunday, September 12, 2010,
if you said the name, I would have continued on without a thought,
But Monday, the 13th, a friend
made the smallest possible bell ring in my head, afore not.
Burrowed into my memory, I never shall forget
The name that shook my high school, and yet...
Previous children have come and gone,
And I couldn't tell you the name of a single one.
But this time was different, though I know not why,
This sobbed name, when I'm old, I'll still shout to the sky.
That rosy-cheeked redhead, in a box of pure white,
The face that I had overlooked daily until just that night,
Eyes that shant open, in eternal slumber
And associated with that face, you shall find a number.
Three days followed by eternity.
Quick and hopeful, peaceful, that smile now above,
The bell grows to a choir of angels... and one dove.
Pure white and lost, but to beautiful for Earth,
Flies into the heavens, and is given her rebirth.
And now the name rings like that bell,
And never shall cease to be,
I've never known a name quite like
Rebecca J. Tenney.
Yuki.Posted: 09/16/2010 by Yuki Harihatsu of Londonderry, NH, United States
We can not begin to understand the loss you are feeling. We only want you to know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Many stand with you through the love in our hearts.Posted: 09/15/2010 by Chuck and Chaun Mitchell of , ,
Tammy, my heart goes out to you. Your family is so close and supportive. I pray that the Lord continues to give you the strength to carry on. Becca was loved by so many and she brought so much good to the people she touched in such a short time. My prayers go out to you and your family. If you need anything, just reach out and I will be there.Posted: 09/15/2010 by Rosemary Colonna of Londonderry, New Hampshire, USA
I am an ICU nurse and have seen young people succumb to this illness. Please accept my condolences and know I am thinking of you. Although for my Masters I have written papers about grieving after the loss of a child, I can't begin to say I understand. The sadness is incomprehensible. The pain is unbearable. May you one day find comfort where you thought was none and the ability to find some understanding in the senselessness of it all. May you find forgiveness where guilt may creep. May you emerge on the other side stronger; and your faith, albeit tested yet resilient. Posted: 09/15/2010 by Nilsa of , Maryland,
I have always found this poem to be inspirational in times to difficult to comprehend, such as this.
Do not stand at my grave and weep
A poem written by Mary Elizabeth Frye
Do not stand at my grave and weep;
I am not there. I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry;
I am not there. I did not die.
Posted: 09/15/2010 by Scott Lever of Londonderry, NH, USA
Dear Mark,Tammy and Kassie Our hearts are heavy and we are sad to hear of your loss. Our prayers go out to you and the family. Becca will be missed but she will never be forgotten. May god take care of her forever and she will always be watching over us. Love the Lacoste family.Posted: 09/15/2010 by Norman Lacoste of Belmont, NH, USA
Tammy and family, please accept my deepest heartfelt sympathy for your loss. I cannot imagine what you are going through. Praying the Lord will comfort you with His peace, surround you with His love and encourage you with His presence. Posted: 09/15/2010 by Cathy Otey of Lee, NH,
I am sorry for your loss, Rebecca was a beautiful girl with so much to give. Her short life was filled with caring and giving and I believe she shared that light with all who came in contact with her. May God Bless you with peace and strength in this difficult time. Posted: 09/15/2010 by Ellen Copello, RN of Kingston, NH, USA
Dear Tammy, Mark and Kassie,
We are so deeply sorry for your loss. Our hearts are hurting. May memories give you strength and keep Becca close. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Cindy, Barry, Brittany and Matthew
Posted: 09/15/2010 by Vytal Family of Londonderry, NH, USA
with my prayers.
love gloria gouldPosted: 09/15/2010 by gloria of hampton, new hamphire,
I didn't know you, but just wanted to Pray for you & your family. Your story hit me hard. I had the same form of meningitis & know what you went through. I can only hope your family can take comfort in knowing that you are at peace & with God now. I pray for the family to stay strong in this & seek God, knowing if you put faith in Him, He will help them through everything. God Bless you angel Rebecca!Posted: 09/15/2010 by Melissa of Derry , NH, United States
Tammy,Mark and family; I am saddened to hear about Becca's illness and passing. I will pray for her peaceful repose and for your strength and perseverance.Posted: 09/15/2010 by Stephanie Pikora of Cary, NC, USA
So sorry for your loss it very hard to have a child gone. Our prayes are with the family.
Love Walter & Ellie NicholsPosted: 09/15/2010 by Walter &Ellie Nichols of Myrtle Beach, SC, usa
Lacey and Tenney Family, We are terribly sorry for your loss.Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time..May the memories keep her alive.. Love, Jackson Family Nicole, Bill, Alyssa and Billy Jr.Posted: 09/15/2010 by Jackson Family of Salem, MA, US
God saw you getting tired and a cure was not to be. So He put his arms around you and whispered Come with Me. Tearful eyes I watched you and saw you pass away. Although I loved you dearly I could not make you stay. A golden heart stopped beating, hard working hands at rest. God ...broke my heart to prove to me He only takes the best. Posted: 09/14/2010 by Anonymous of , ,
Tammy, Mark, and Kassie: While no one can possibly comprehend the sadness and loss you all feel at this time, please know how very much we all, your extended family, care deeply for you at this most difficult time. It's so hard to understand God's will at times like this. It makes no sense. Nevertheless, may He hold you in the palm of His Hand as you walk in His footsteps. Your Becca is shining brightly from on high. Her life was all too short, but it was complete and perfect in His eyes. She blessed all in her midst with her joy and sunshine. God bless all of you.Posted: 09/14/2010 by Ann-Marie & Sean McKenna of Londonderry, NH, USA
To the Tenney Family please accept our sincere condolences in your time of sorrow. May GOD watch over your family as Rebecca is sitting at his side watching over you now. Peace be with you.
Scott & Joanne Mitchell Posted: 09/14/2010 by Scott & Joanne Mitchell of Salem, Ma,
We are so sorry Mark & Tammy for your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Posted: 09/14/2010 by Audrey & Jack of Brockton, MA,
Mark & Tammy - I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family.
As you comprehend this profound loss, let yourself cry knowing each tear is a note of love rising to the heavens.
May your memories give you strength.
Pamela (Tenney), Kevin and Samantha McMillanPosted: 09/14/2010 by Pamela (Tenney) McMillan of Trinity, FL, USA
Heaven has a beautiful new angel. May God welcome you home with open arms. May God comfort your family. May Jesus give them strength and may the Holy Spirit give them peace in the coming days.
Our family is keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers. Love Joanne Fournier and familyPosted: 09/14/2010 by Joanne Fournier of Londonderry, NH, USA
Tammy and Mark,
I have so many wonderful memories of the friendship Becca and Kristina shared. She was such a great girl with a warm heart and always smiling. She will be missed dearly. Alan and I have you in our thoughts and prayers.Posted: 09/14/2010 by Karen Westgaard of Londonderry, NH, USA
We are so sorry for your loss and are holding you in our prayers.Posted: 09/14/2010 by Phillips Family of Londonderry, NH,
To Tammy and family; my deepest heartfelt sympathy for your loss. Words cannot express the loss you feel... I hope and pray that you and your family will find peace in your time of need. My prayers are will you all.Posted: 09/14/2010 by Roy Du Bois of Nashua, NH, USA
Tammy & Mark, we are so sorry & saddened to hear of the loss of your dear daughter, Rebecca. We send you both & Kassandra and all your families our deepest sympathy. As you grieve, know that we are praying for all of you and may you find comfort in God's love during this most difficult time. Alexandra & Victor Roy Posted: 09/14/2010 by Alexandra & Victor Roy of Roanoke Rapids, NC, USA
MY HEART JUST BREAKS FOR YOUR FAMILY. AS A MEMBER OF THE COMMUNITY OF LONDONDERRY I PRAY FOR ALL WHOSE LIVES WERE TOUCHED BY THIS BEAUTIFUL YOUNG LADY.MAY ALL YOUR HAPPY MEMORIES BLESS YOUR TOMMOROWS.Posted: 09/14/2010 by sharon of londonderry, nh,
My thoughts and love are sent to you all. I hold space for your healing and transformation into peace. Much love.Posted: 09/14/2010 by Sara Abernethy of Providence, Rhode Island, USA
There is no greater pain than losing a child. Please know that you are in my prayers and thoughtsPosted: 09/14/2010 by Terri Lee of Londonderry, NH,
I am so very sorry for your family's loss. Please know you are in my, and so many other people's, prayers. Posted: 09/14/2010 by JL of , ,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We are so deeply sorry that your family has to bear this pain. We were just talking last week about how you run in to people in the darnedest places and we immediately thought of the Tenney Family and Seaworld.Posted: 09/14/2010 by Rendle and Barbara Gallant of Hampstead, NH, USA
Tammy and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Posted: 09/14/2010 by Terrie Mavros of Windham, NH,
Our family's thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time. We would like to share the following passage in hopes that it will give you comfort. Meg, Chris, Julianne and Amanda
Once, in a little pond, in the muddy water under the lily pads, there lived a little water beetle in a community of water beetles. They lived a simple and comfortable life in the pond with few disturbances and interruptions. Once in a while, sadness would come to the community when one of their fellow beetles would climb the stem of a lily pad and would never be seen again. They knew when this happened; their friend was dead, gone forever.
Then, one day, one little water beetle felt an irresistible urge to climb up that stem. However, she was determined that she would not leave forever. She would come back and tell her friends what she had found at the top. When she reached the top and climbed out of the water onto the surface of the lily pad, she was so tired, and the sun felt so warm, that she decided she must take a nap. As she slept, her body changed and when she woke up, she had turned into a beautiful blue-tailed dragonfly with broad wings and a slender body designed for flying.
So, fly she did! And, as she soared she saw the beauty of a whole new world and a far superior way of life to what she had never known existed. Then she remembered her beetle friends and how they were thinking by now she was dead. She wanted to go back to tell them, and explain to them that she was now more alive than she had ever been before. Her life had been fulfilled rather than ended. But, her new body would not go down into the water. She could not get back to tell her friends the good news. Then she understood that their time would come, when they, too, would know what she now knew. So, she raised her wings and flew off into her joyous new life!
Posted: 09/14/2010 by The Bentley Family of Londonderry, NH, USA
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time. We remember Becca, from Donna's, as a sweet, happy girl. We are truly sorry for your loss. Tristan, Rebecca and Ellen WaitPosted: 09/14/2010 by Ellen Wait of Londonderry, NH,
There are no words that can express my sympathy, as I could never imagine enduring such a loss...my only words are...Fly High Sweet Angel, Fly High...watch over all your Loved Ones and Remember, one day we will all meet again in the sky...Posted: 09/14/2010 by Tammy St John of Goffstown, NH, USA
Tammy and family, please accept our deepest condolences. I could always see a sparkle in Tammy's eye every time she spoke of Becca and a ski trip, a school event or just a comment about something new she was doing. It was obvious how much joy Becca brought to your life. We wish you all the comforts the happy memories of her life can bring you in this difficult time. Our most heartfelt regards, Thom & Carrie Lou KenneyPosted: 09/14/2010 by Thom and Carrie Kenney of Sudbury, MA, US
My heartfelt condolences to the Tenney Family. I cannot imagine the pain and sadness this great loss has given you. Rebecca was a beautiful young lady and she will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her. I will pray for your family and friends during this most difficult time.Posted: 09/14/2010 by Jessica Dailey of Londonderry, NH, USA
Dear Mark, Tammy and Kassie... We know she is in the light of God and Jesus at peace preparing a place for us when we will be with her again. Sometimes Angels get called home and God called her. We love you and you are all in our hearts and prayers. Dean FamilyPosted: 09/14/2010 by Dick & Diane Dean of Methuen, MA, USA
Mark and family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. So very sorry to hear of your loss.
Mike & Amy Angerami Posted: 09/13/2010 by Mike Angerami of Manchester , NH, USA
Tammy, Mark and Kassie - my thoughts, prayers and my heart go out to you. I spoke with Jane and Bill tonight (my aunt and uncle) and found out what has been happening, its unbelivable that you all have to go through this and I can not even express my sincere condolences for all three of you and the rest of your family. If there is anything at all we can do, we would do it in a heartbeat. You are in our thoughts and prayers now and as you work through this tragedy.
Kassie, Bill, Mariah, Mikala and Brooke EacrettPosted: 09/13/2010 by Kassie Eacrett of Londonderry, NH,
Mr.& Mrs. Tenney, no words can describe the pain you're enduring right now. I did not know Rebecca, but I am a mother of a freshman and the thought of losing a child just doesn't seem right. I do live close by Tyler and my son knows his brother. I am so sorry for your loss, be strong and I will keep you in my prayers, and ask God to give you strengh. God Bless you all.Posted: 09/13/2010 by Isaura Collins of Londonderry, NH, USA
To the Tenney Family and Friends,
We cannot imagine the pain and heartache you are feeling.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
May you find some comfort in the support of your family, your friends, and the Londonderry community.
Our Deepest Sympathy,
Karen, Pete, Julia, and Joshua Posted: 09/13/2010 by The Wasserman Family of Londonderry, NH, Rockingham
Dear Becca, I know you are resting in God's arms today, safe, warm and in his glory. Please rain down upon your family as they try to understand why God needed you so soon. Help them realize that God's plan is bigger than ours here on Earth and you must be doing something important for him today. Please let your family know that others are praying for them and wrapping God's love and light around them. Prayers to all, The Renke Family(Laurie, Chris, Max and Jake)Posted: 09/13/2010 by The Renke Family of Londonderry, NH, USA
To The Tenney Family, My daughter Taylor shared many classes with Becca. Even though you may not know us we just wanted you to know that your family is in OUR thoughts and prayers duing this difficut time.I can't even begin to imagine you loss ,but just know we are thinking of all you .Posted: 09/13/2010 by Joelle Douglas of Londonderry , NH,
I am so very sorry to hear of Becca's passing. Becca was my student in Algebra class last year, and I enjoyed having her. She was a lovely girl. I can not imagine your pain, and my heart goes out to you. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Cheryl Page Posted: 09/13/2010 by Cheryl Page of Londonderry, NH,
We will miss you for everPosted: 09/13/2010 by Jim & Judy of Keene, NH, USA
Sending my thoughts & prayers to the Tenney family during this difficult time. I'm sorry for your loss. Becca will be missed and I hope your cherished memories of her bring you comfort and strength.Posted: 09/13/2010 by Lena Benesty of Londonderry, NH,