Otis Orchards crash victim remembered at candlelight vigil


by KREM.com


Posted on February 21, 2014 at 6:12 PM

Updated Saturday, Feb 22 at 10:13 AM

OTIS ORCHARDS, Wash. — The Family of Jordyn Bouquet hosted a candlelight vigil at Otis Orchards Elementary School Friday evening.  Family members told KREM 2 News that Bouquet was also known as Jordyn Noel.

Bouquet’s body was found Thursday night near Starr Road and East River Road. Authorities said her body was found near a wrecked vehicle.

READ: Woman killed in Otis Orchards wreck

Jordyn’s friends chose the school for the vigil because it was where they all first met.  They said they couldn't believe it was the same place they would be saying goodbye to her.

“I just want her back,” said friend Kim Hillman.

Hillman and another of Jordyn's childhood friends, Courtney Grace, organized Friday's vigil to give people something to hold onto.

Jordyn’s mom Stacey said the hardest part was letting go.

“She was the happiest, funnest, most biggest hearted girl around.  She just made everybody feel good,” Stacey said.  “I would come home all the time and the house was always spotless and my clothes were ironed and she'd have a note that would say, ‘Mom, I knew you'd be tired. I love you.’”

Jordyn’s friends said she was working two jobs, at a bridal shop and at a restaurant as a waitress.  They said Jordyn was looking forward to her future.

Law enforcement said Bouquet’s vehicle was going east on River Road, drove over the embankment and rolled multiple times Wednesday night. Deputies said the car was approximately 150 feet down the embankment on the north side of the Spokane River. Bouquet was ejected from the vehicle, but no other vehicles were involved according to officials. She was not wearing a seatbelt.

The Spokane County Medical Examiner said Bouquet, 23, died from a blunt head injury.  Her death was ruled as an accident by the Medical Examiner.