08/02/2009Provided by Citysearch -
It seems to me that holdenville is the only newspaper writing and keeping up with my brothers death.So, i thought i would write something to them.First thank you for keeping up with this story.Our life changed upside down on dec 12th. because of stephen ritter.my brother damien was the most loving one of all five of us kids.my oldest daughter he loved to death i have more pictures of him and her then i do of me and her. my youngest was just born i've got one picture of her and him. My oldest brother has two boys .the oldest one tell me everynight we're together he points up at the stars and say there's uncle damienmake a wish and he'll make true. Damiens death is just still to hard to believe my brothers gone. Last time i seen damien was at thanksgiving he came home from work just for the holiday.we had a good time that night Ashlee and him took me and my girls home that night. i didnt even know he was coming home that night . he went to my older sister house that night before he went home her oldest son's birthday was the 16th of dec. uncle damien was taking him shoe shopping that weekend. Then she had to tell him that uncle damien couldn't make it.damien wanted the best for me and our family.After he died we all have holes in our hearts that cant be filled.we watch he's daughter and wife going on with life without him and it shouldn't of been this way.I remember when they called us and told us they were pregant we were so excited.Damien was the last one of us that didnt have kids.And his marriage was great and i'm sure i can speak for ashlee and damien she was the best thing that happen to him, and he was the best thing happen to her,They loved eachother very much.And as far as manslauter charges agaist him damien was at the wrong place at the wrong time so were they.The young girl that died that night damien didnt sleep while after that he felt so guilty and so bad for that family.But,like i said earlier damien and ashlee were stronger then that he didnt think he would just walk away from this charges he had a baby and a wife he plan on serving some time but not 20 years . so, i hope i opened your eyes and see damien the way we do a GREAT UNCLE,BROTHER,SON,FATHER,HUSBAND.
I love you and miss you so much.
I love you damie,