- May 2, 1989 - May 11, 2013
- North Little Rock, Arkansas
of Amanda 's Passing
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“I have tried to sign this many times and I just keep thinking to myself; what could I say that would help? I've realized that nothing anyone says is...Read More »
1 of 43 | Posted by: Billy and Stephanie Wagley - AR
“Dear Matt and Suzanne, Our thoughts and prayers go to your family. We love your family and if we can do anything please let us know.
2 of 43 | Posted by: David & Melinda Kordsmeier - AR
“I am so very sorry for your loss. The service was beautiful. We will remember you in our prayers.
3 of 43 | Posted by: Dr. John Scheel - Beebe, AR
“You light up every room not just because of your beauty - inside and and out. I love seeing pictures of Lillian and can't wait to watch her grow up...Read More »
4 of 43 | Posted by: Erin Taylor - Fort Worth, TX
“I am so sorry for your loss.
5 of 43 | Posted by: DiAnne Patterson Nichol - AR
“David & I are at a loss of words to express how sad we are for the passing of Amanda at too young of an age. We offer our sincere condolences and...Read More »
6 of 43 | Posted by: Janet Spickes - Sherwood, AR
“We share in the sadness of your loss. Know that from miles away, we care.
Love from Elaine Kordsmeier Raby, husband Steven and family.
7 of 43 | Posted by: Elaine Raby - Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
“I am so sorry for your loss, my heart and prayers go out to you that you may find comfort and peace in this most difficult time.
8 of 43 | Posted by: Sarah Patterson - Keathley - NLR, AR
“Suzanne- you have been on my mind since I heard of Amanda's passing. Matt- I know from posts and stories I've heard that Amanda was a "Daddy's girl...Read More »
9 of 43 | Posted by: Suzannah Patterson - AR
“I had only been around Amanda a couple of times, but each time she was so sweet and pleasant. She was a beautiful girl and will be greatly missed....Read More »
10 of 43 | Posted by: Angie Mannis - De Witt, AR
“Amanda was a beautiful young woman inside and out. I was so blessed to have had the opportunity to work withbAmanda for two years in the NLR STARS...Read More »
11 of 43 | Posted by: Sherry Ratliff - Mayflower, AR
“Matt and Suzanne, I just found out. My prayers and condolences to you and your family. Although we didn't have the pleasure of meeting Amanda, you...Read More »
12 of 43 | Posted by: Tony and Dee Leamons - Austin, AR
“I had the pleasure of meeting Amanda for the 1st time while she was a student working in the lab at the UA Engineering Research Center. Later on,...Read More »
13 of 43 | Posted by: Roselie Conley - Fayetteville, AR
“Amanda was Rachel's best friend for 15 years. We have so many special memories of Amanda, she was apart of most all of our summer vacations, we will...Read More »
14 of 43 | Posted by: Steve and Robin Ramsey
“I am so thankful for the friend that Amanda has been to Rachel the past 15 years. I know they had some up and down times but they always worked it...Read More »
15 of 43 | Posted by: Robin & Steve Ramsey - AR
“Amanda will always be remembered as a loving daughter, sister, and now mother of a beautiful child. Her influence in her family and friends and...Read More »
16 of 43 | Posted by: Lee Lynch - North Little Rock, AR
“We are so sorry for your loss. Faith in God will see you passed this. You will be in our prayers. God bless Amandas and Dannys family.
17 of 43 | Posted by: William and Linda Waters - Hooks, TX
“An Angel gained, and a miracle to continue in her footsteps on this earth. What a beautiful and precious soul Amanda will always be remembered for...Read More »
18 of 43 | Posted by: Whitney Foster - Fort Smith, AR
“My prayers go out to Amanda's family and to my cousin Danny! I was very honored to meet Amanda! She was so Beautiful and had such a great personality...Read More »
19 of 43 | Posted by: Amanda Hernandez - Wake Village, TX
“My heart has been aching since hearing of this sad loss. There is nothing anyone can say to take away the pain & sadness, but all we can have faith...Read More »
20 of 43 | Posted by: Kristin Overstreet Reed - AR
“There just are no words adequate to convey how my heart hurts for you Suzannah and Matt, Cindy, Alana, Chris and Ben, Justin and Raymond. I remember...Read More »
21 of 43 | Posted by: April Christensen - Vilonia, AR
“Im so very sorry for your loss, I wish had something magical to say that would ease the pain of losing such a beautiful young daughter, sister, Love ...Read More »
22 of 43 | Posted by: Barbara A Kordsmeier - Conway, AR
“Amanda had many wonderful attributes, but I think the most important were that she was strong yet loving. I am thankful her presence will live on...Read More »
23 of 43 | Posted by: Natali Stroud - Little Rock, AR
“I am so very sorry for your loss. Amanda was a beautiful, smart young lady who always had a smile on her face. I pray that you find comfort in little...Read More »
24 of 43 | Posted by: Hannah Johnson - Fayetteville, AR
“I remember times with Amanda, Alana, Jenae, Marsha, and Alexis. Pool parties at the Villiger home where the girls asked Joe if he was a child or an...Read More »
25 of 43 | Posted by: Jerry Quick - North Little Rock, AR
“Amanda was a beautiful, young woman, and I cannot begin to understand why she only had this short time on earth. Please accept my most sincerest...Read More »
26 of 43 | Posted by: Ivon Granaldi - Sherwood, AR
“Amanda was an amazing young woman, who touched many. I feel truly blessed that our paths crossed at many youth events. She enriched my life with...Read More »
27 of 43 | Posted by: jennifer mikesell - AR
“Honest to God, I don't even know how to tell you how sorry I am for you both. She was a beautiful daughter and hopefully you will embrace her...Read More »
28 of 43 | Posted by: Lisa Evans - North Little Rock, AR
“I remember the dress Amanda was wearing when we agreed to be best friends in kindergarten. Though we havent really kept in touch the past several...Read More »
29 of 43 | Posted by: Alex Henry - Conway, AR - Friend
“I remember (like yesterday) having IB Physics with Amanda. Whereas people like me struggled with all of the subject matter, she was SO amazingly...Read More »
30 of 43 | Posted by: Myah Williams - Los Angeles, CA
“Suzanne, Mike and I are so sorry to hear about your loss. Amanda and Alana are such beautiful girls and have accomplished so much. It is a...Read More »
31 of 43 | Posted by: Mike and Brenda Keen - AR
“I am so sorry for your loss. She was always so pleasant and cheerful. Never complained. She will be missed dearly by all of us.
I hope you find...Read More »
32 of 43 | Posted by: Cheryl Nimmo - Fayetteville, AR
“Words fail us when contemplating such a tragedy and loss; our hearts are broken. However, we can celebrate Amanda's light and joy for life -- this...Read More »
33 of 43 | Posted by: Kevin Hall - Fayetteville, AR
“Pam and I were so sorry to here of your loss. Amanda was a sweet girl, so bright and cute. We only knew her for a short time , but she was a bright...Read More »
34 of 43 | Posted by: Marc Swann - maumelle, AR
“We did not know your loved one, but we have felt the sting of loss in past years when we lost our 21 year old son and later lost our 19 year old son...Read More »
35 of 43 | Posted by: Ron & Sarah Morris - Little Rock
“Sorry for your loss. Praying for you, Lillian, and your family.
36 of 43 | Posted by: Clayton & Sally Sheets - Danville, AR
“What an amazing young lady she was. I had the occasion to meet her at her baby shower and was so impressed by how sweet and thoughtful she was. I...Read More »
37 of 43 | Posted by: HeatherOwen - Sheridan, AR
“My prayers go out to the family.
38 of 43 | Posted by: Karen Hill - Rogers, AR
“I am thankful for the priviledge I had of getting to know Amanda. She was a wonderful, beautiful, unique young lady. It was a joy to have her in my...Read More »
39 of 43 | Posted by: Betty Mannis - DeWitt, AR
“My prayers are with you all ..
40 of 43 | Posted by: Paulette Dalton - texarkana, AR
“I am praying for you guys and can't wait to meet baby Lillian
41 of 43 | Posted by: SUZANNE SHELBY - TEXARKANA, TX
“There are no words I can say, but know many prayers are being said for all. Love to all.
42 of 43 | Posted by: Theresa Kordsmeier Fenner - AR
“To everyone who was blessed to know this beautiful soul and to Suzanne, Matt, Alana, Danny, Lillian, and your families I want to let you know that...Read More »
43 of 43 | Posted by: Roger Kordsmeier - AR
It is with great sadness, the family of Amanda Christiane Garbacz, 24, of North Little Rock announce her passing on Saturday, May 11, 2013.
Amanda graduated from North Little Rock High School and continued on to receive her Civil Engineering degree at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. She was an engineer with Patterson Engineering in Texarkana, Texas. Amanda was a member of Chi Epsilon, The National Society of Professional Engineers, and The American Society of Civil Engineers. Amanda was also a dedicated and involved member of Park Hill Christian Church since childhood where she took an active role in Chi Rho and CYF ministries. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, shopping, biking, hiking, yoga, painting, and cheering on the Arkansas Razorbacks.
She is survived and lovingly remembered by her fiancé, Danny Hernandez, of Texarkana, Texas; daughter, Lillian Amanda Hernandez; parents, Matt and Suzanne Garbacz; sister, Alana Garbacz, of North Little Rock; grandparents, Christiane and Ben Thomas, of Jacksonville; Dr. Christopher and Marilyn Garbacz, of Flora, Mississippi; great-grandfather, Robert Stroud, of North Little Rock; aunts and uncles, Cindy Goddard, Jeff Garbacz, Susanna and Nathan Ivy-Garbacz, Miranda Garbacz; and a loving host of many family members and friends.
In her short 24 years, Amanda touched the lives of many with her beautiful outgoing compassionate spirit and intellect. Her beautiful daughter brings peace to her family and loved ones because they know Amanda smiles through Lillian to let us all know she is at peace and well in God's hands.
A celebration of life will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday at Park Hill Christian Church. Burial will be in Rest Hills Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Amanda Garbacz Civil Engineering Memorial Scholarship Fund at the U of A Fayetteville, 4190 Bell Engineering Center, Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701, ATTN: Dr. Hall. Arrangements by North Little Rock Funeral Home, a Smith Family Funeral Home. Online obituary at www.SmithFamilyCares.com.