WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah (ABC 4 News) – Construction will begin this week in Puyallup, WA on a monument for Charlie and Braden Powell, the two young boys killed by their father in a house explosion in February.
On Tuesday, the Puyallup City Council approved the $45,000 memorial which will be a Christmas Box Angel made of bronze and sitting on a white granite base with Charlie’s and Braden’s names etched in brick. The monument will be placed at Woodbine Cemetery.
“We just thought it was a nice thing for anyone who's lost a child who's going to the cemetery to grieve,” said Kiirsi Hellewell, a friend of Susan’s.
The memorial is being paid for by the donations from all over the world. Hellewell said there could soon be another memorial for Susan Powell and the boys in West Valley City. Family and friends are in the process of raising money by selling copies of "Susan's Song" written by a family friend and available on iTunes.
“We 'd really like to see it at a place where mothers and children like to go, a park or library because we want it to be a interactive statue where kids can go up and put their hands in Susan's hand and Charlie and Braden’s hands and see the joy on their faces, of Susan and the boys being reunited and being together,” said Hellewell.
The monument in Washington is expected to be complete Dec. 6, the three-year anniversary of the last time Susan Powell was seen alive.