The passing of Devon Conwell, a sophomore at Theodore Roosevelt High School, makes every mother’s heart break.
My family has known Devon since he attended Holden Elementary School, and he often visited with us. Devon was loved by every member in my family; my daughter loved his smile, my husband coached him in flag football, and my son was his basketball and football teammate growing up.
The vigil that was held for Devon last Thursday, April 18, was a moving tribute, and a testament to the all of the lives that Devon touched during his short time with us. There was such a sense of love and community in Kent that night, as everyone pulled together to mourn the loss of Devon. Coaches, administrators, and guidance counselors from both Stanton Middle School and Roosevelt High School attended the vigil to comfort Devon’s friends and family. They did a great job being there for the students during such a long and emotional day, going above and beyond their duties held during a normal school day.
The loss of a child is a tragedy that no mother should ever have to experience. As a community, this family needs our love and support.
A Benefit Dinner to Support the Devon Conwell Memorial Fund will be held on Wednesday, May 1, from 6pm 8pm at Theodore Roosevelt High School.Tickets are $7 per person and may be purchased in the RHS Activities Office during school hours and at the door on Wednesday. All proceeds will benefit the Conwell family.