Kayleigh Jayne Slusher will be remembered for her bright smile, lots of energy and a love for “Sophia the First.” She was born May 3, 2010, in Napa to Jason Slusher and Sara Krueger.

She is survived by her dad, Jason; mom, Sara; grandparents, Benny and Robin Slusher; John Krueger and Cindy Leuthold; great-grandparents, Vernon and Bev Slusher, and Harold and Dee Fix; Lester and Phyllis Krueger, Pat and Steve Pinkerton, and Steve Bolster; uncles, Michael (Jennifer) Slusher and Jeff (April) Slusher; cousins Ryan, Hunter, Jeremy and Sophia Slusher; aunt Sophia Grech; uncles Adam, Tim, Shawn, Paul, Mike and Dan; aunts, Stacey, Natalie, Jenna, Debbie, Susan, Cheryl, Betsy and Sue; and cousins Timmy, Grace, James, Shea, Britt, Jessica, Lauren, Josh, Ben, Katie and Sara.

Kayleigh’s body was laid to rest on Friday, Feb. 7, 2014, in a private service at Tulocay Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to COPE Family Center, 1340 Fourth St., Napa CA 94558; or the Law Enforcement Chaplaincy of Napa California, LECNC PO Box 2022, Napa, CA 94558. Words of sympathy may be shared with the family online at TulocayCemetery.org.

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My condolences to both families that were part of Kayleighs life. I grew up with Sara's Mom Cindy. She was my Moms best friend. Sara was always such a happy, loving girl and I am so shocked that this happened. My heart has been heavy just imagining what this little girl went through. Knowing she is no longer suffering eases my mind a little. Rest in Paradise little Kayleigh. I know that one day we will see you again.


My words are not adequate to express the sorrow we all feel for the loss of Kayleigh. The loss of Kayleigh is felt by so many, family, friends and people that have never had the chance to meet her. Kayleigh will always be in our hearts. Our heart goes out to all the family during this tragic time. I pray that you may keep the spirit of Kayleigh alive through the many memories that you hold close to your hearts.


Kayleigh, I am so very sorry that you went through what you did. You did not deserve that baby. I know that you are with the Lord, and in Jesus' arms. The nation was so heart broken to hear, me personally, I never met or knew you but now think of you every day. You are so loved and I can not wait to meet you in heaven! Rest in Peace sweet baby!


Kayleigh, You are now God's sweet innocent angel forever in his presence with you saved loved ones. You touched all our lives by your passing. But God gave you 3 short joy filled years here on this earth and knew you were too good to stay here among those who really loved you. God called you home for a very special purpose only he knows of. May you always be in eternal glory and shine in the incomprehensible light of heaven, and may your loved ones left here grieving your passing find solace and the peace that surpasses all understanding through Jesus Christ your eternal father forever. We all will see you again coming in the clouds of heaven with Jesus to be forever reunited with all the reborn in Christ our Lord. Enjoy heaven little sweet one. And may God our father always hold you close to him forever.


...Heart breaking....


Sincere condolences to the family. Rest in peace beautiful one. May God bless you for eternity.


Kayleigh u will always and forever be in my heart .. From the first moment. I meet u I knew you would be so very special to me . I will always remember u and the time we shared to gather I will forever hold that special place in my heart .. Thank u for all the fun giggles laughs and hugs and big smiles ....u always brighten our world .. I love u forever and always my little sweet angel Love Tisa


Play in heaven in all your glory sweet girl, every single bit of it is yours.
May each childhood dream and fantasy now come true and be yours-
I don't know either of the families but my soul aches so so badly for each and every one of you.

My line of work is advocating for adults in our community when unable to advocate for themselves. I'm very strong and extremely dedicated to my work and in taking a stand when needed but even so- Kayleighs story makes me want to be even stronger.
No matter how "good" or "strong" we are at what we do there's always room for pushing harder and we all need a reminder to do this and this is exactly what Kayleigh has given me.

This song comes to mind when I think of her -
"On the wings of a snow white dove"


Too soon for anything except WHY?and HOW? I am still in disbelief. Unforgiveable.


Kayleigh, your beautiful soul, even though taken much too young, has touched so many people near and far! Your beautiful smile will stay with us forever, leaving an everlasting impact on our hearts and our lives. May you fly freely little one, amongst the other angels way up high, no worries at all and no more pain and suffering!
To the Slusher and the Krueger families, i send my deepest condolences and i pray that the Lord wraps you in his warm embrace, strengthens you, and helps you all get through this tragic loss!


Rest in paradise precious baby girl. Although I don't know you guys I know first hand the pain you are going through during this difficult time in losing such a beautiful child at such a young age. No families should ever have to endure such pain. My prayer to the families affected by this horrible tragedy is that you all find peace, comfort, and strength in the loving arms of God. Heaven has gained another beautiful precious angel. My most deepest and sincerest condolences.


Rest in peace baby girl. I've never met you but you've definitely touched my heart.


God Bless Both Families for this awful Tragedy...


God rest her soul and bring peace to her family.

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