Her favorite song was Itsy Bitsy Spider.

Jaci Rae Coyne, the only child of Scott and Sharon Coyne, loved the Itsy Bitsy Spider song. Her mother sang that song to her from the day she was born until the day she died. “She would run across the room whenever she heard it. But she couldn’t quite get her fingers to make the spider,” said her father, Scott Coyne, 24 at the time. Jaci was 14 months old. Her father said Jaci also liked to have her picture taken, and she would hug everyone she met. “She was an extremely happy baby, full of laughter,” he said. “She was just everything to us, and to have her taken from us so foolishly and so irresponsibly …”

Field of Empty Chairs

Jaci Rae Coyne
Jaci Rae Coyne
Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building
2nd Floor
America's Kids Child Development Center

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