Amyjane Nicole Brandhagen

Born: Thu., Nov. 5, 1992
Died: Tue., Aug. 14, 2012

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Amyjane Nicole Brandhagen died Tuesday, August 14, 2012, at the age of 19, the tragic victim of a homicide. She was born November 5, 1992, in Grants Pass, OR. Amyjane attended Pendleton schools, graduating from Pendleton High School in 2011. After high school, Amy joined Youth with a Mission YWAM for six months. Her first three months involved training in Los Angeles at YWAM's Disciple Training School. She then traveled to India, Nepal, and Kathmandu for an additional three months where she worked with children in poverty, the homeless, and visited the mission started by Mother Teresa. Amyjane's ministry was to reach the children with the love and knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ. Her first project, upon returning to Pendleton, was to collect over 200 Bibles to ship back to the people she had met in India. Her next dream was to attend Bible school in Germany. Amyjane worked part-time at both Subway and the Pendleton Travelodge. She wrote in her high school yearbook, "I may not be able to change the world, but at least I can be a splash that starts the change." Amyjane's splash displayed itself in her love of people, color, and fun. She daily reached out to people, impacting them with her accepting, transparent, and loving spirit. Amyjane is survived by her father and mother, Dave and Cathy Brandhagen, and her sister Lorabeth Brandhagen of Pendleton, OR. Amyjane also leaves numerous friends all over the world. Amyjane attended the Pendleton Free Methodist Church her entire life, and recently had been visiting Faith Center. The memorial service will be held Tuesday, August 21, at 10:00 AM, at the Pendleton Free Methodist Church. Donations may be made to Lost and Found, Pendleton or YWAM Los Angeles. Memorials may be sent care of Burns Mortuary, PO Box 489, Pendleton, OR 97801. You may sign the online register book or view the obituary at www.burnsmortuary.com Burns Mortuary of Pendleton is in charge of arrangements.

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Brenda
   Posted Thu August 16, 2012
My heart breaks for each of you. My love, prayers, and lots of hugs are being sent your way. May you feel God's arms wrapped around you. Love you so much, Brenda

Rene' King
   Posted Thu August 16, 2012
Cathy,Dave and Lorabeth.. Holding you all tightly in my thoughts and prayers. May the Lord watch over all of you and hold Amyjane in his arms. Rene'

Sherri Potratz
   Posted Thu August 16, 2012
I will always remember Amyjane going up and down the hall and popping in the office to visit Eric & myself. Such a friendly, bubbly person. I'm so sorry for your family's loss. Sherri, Terry, Cassi & Colton Potratz

Glenda Claborn
   Posted Thu August 16, 2012
Dave, Cathy & Lorabeth: Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time of loss. My heart is heavy and I am so sad for you all. I pray that God will grant you comfort. Much love, Glenda Davenport Claborn

Kathleen and Tom Haberstroh
   Posted Thu August 16, 2012
Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. May God hold you all in his arms. the Haberstroh family

James Madtson
   Posted Thu August 16, 2012
To the Brandhagens and Friends: We have no words at such a loss for us all. Our heart goes out to your family. We pray the Lord will ease your pain. In Jesus name we pray to our dear beloved friends. Nicholas, Zachary and James Madtson.

Glenda Sims
   Posted Thu August 16, 2012
My heart and prayer, at this sad time, goes out to the family for the loss of AmyJane. May all your fond memories help fill the emptiness in your hearts. Hugs to the family. Glenda & family

Scot & Clare
   Posted Thu August 16, 2012
Thank you for all the work you did with Lost & Found. Youth. You made such an impression that will not be forgotten by my children.

Trudi and Glen Engen
   Posted Thu August 16, 2012
Cathy, please know that you and your family are in our prayers and thoughts at this most difficult time. Trust in the Lord to help you cope with the days ahead. Most Sincerely, Trudi and Glen Engen

Laura
   Posted Thu August 16, 2012
My thoughts and prayers go out to the family. Amyjane went to school with my grandkids, and she was such a happy loving person. May the Lord take care of her in his kingdom..... she will be truely missed amd will Never be forgotten

Dan Riley
   Posted Fri August 17, 2012
Dave and Cathy and family. We are praying and thinking of you all often during these difficult times. May God make you aware of His presence each moment of each day.

Diane & Robert Spencer
   Posted Fri August 17, 2012
David & Cathy, our heartfelt prayers are with you at this devastating time in your lives. No words can begin to ease your pain. Just know that many friends are putting your names before the Heavenly Father that now holds your beloved daughter in His arms.

David Klaus
   Posted Fri August 17, 2012
May the peace of Christ be upon you and your family during this difficult time. In His name, David Klaus

Dave & Kathy Schmidtgall
   Posted Fri August 17, 2012
So sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts

Sandy Robbins
   Posted Fri August 17, 2012
David,Kathy and Laura: So Sorry for your lost of Amyjane. Just remember that God is always with you and Amyjane is with the Jesus. You are in my prayer.

Carol and Jerry Carpineta
   Posted Fri August 17, 2012
Very sorry we will not be with you for the farewell to Amyjane. You all remain in our hearts and prayers.

Geri Mecham
   Posted Fri August 17, 2012
David & Cathy I am so very sorry to hear about your loss. I was so beside myself when I read what happened. David I can still remeber you coming into the bank singing "Its Friday". I pray the lord will keep you and your family in his arms and bless you through this time. You both are such wonderful people. Your family will be in my prayers.

Dean and Vicky Solterbeck
   Posted Fri August 17, 2012
Amyjane is an extension of the love from Jesus and her parents and family. Our condolences to the family and friends. May the Lord be glorified through this tragedy.

Sharon & Jack Remillard
   Posted Fri August 17, 2012
There are no words to express our condolences to you and your family. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. Sincerely, Sharon & Jack Remillard

Sara Marks
   Posted Fri August 17, 2012
Prayers to your family. Amy will be remembered as a kind and caring student, with great artistic abilities. I loved having her.

Grandma Prowell
   Posted Fri August 17, 2012
" I LOVE YOU AMY <3 " Grandma Prowell

Tonya White
   Posted Fri August 17, 2012
AmyJane is a good friend of my daughter.Brena Hamlin They became close while at WYWAM. Amyjane is the most loving and kind person I have ever met. She loved the Lord with her whole sole and heart. The love of the Lord shined thru her. My Prayers go out to the family. I am so sorry for your horrific lost. Every time I think of you and your loss I cry and go into my prayer room and pray my heart out for you. If there is anything I can do to help please let me know. You are amazing parents. I know because you have such a wonderful daughter that has made a mark in this world. A mark that no one can erase not even the person that did this to her. She is in heaven dancing with Jesus. 2 Corinthians 5 heavenly dwelling, Please read this it was a blessing to me i know it will be for you too. God Bless. Tonya White

Christy Virgil
   Posted Fri August 17, 2012
I am so sorry for your loss. Your family is in my prayers. May God Bless and keep you. Christy Bradley Virgil

Becky and Joe Empen
   Posted Fri August 17, 2012
Our daughter, Kimberli became freinds with Amyjane through YMAM. We only met Amyjane briefly in LA but will never forget her running up to us and holding her hand out and asking who we were parents to. Such a vibrant person! She not only touched the people around the world with the message of the Lord but Amyjane touched us in that brief moment. Our families thoughts and prayers go out to your family.

Terry Case
   Posted Fri August 17, 2012
Dave, Cathy & Lorabeth, I love you guys. I have been praying for you and will keep praying for you.

anna m salvador
   Posted Fri August 17, 2012
WOW JUST WHAT TO SAY SHE WAS SWEET FROM WHAT I SEEN AND HAPPY ALL THE TIME NOW SHE LOOKING DOWN ON THE ONES SHE LOVES FOREVER IN ARE HARTDS

Dan and Pam Connell
   Posted Fri August 17, 2012
Love you guys. There are no words... Hugs!

John and Sherrie Ashcraft
   Posted Fri August 17, 2012
Our hearts are so heavy at the loss of your dear daughter. She has made more than just a splash in this world, she has opened the floodgates of heaven in the many lives she has impacted. Know that you will all remain in our prayers.

Janice and Mylie Garrett
   Posted Sat August 18, 2012
We are so sorry for your loss, know that we are praying for your family and sending love your way.

Sharolyn Brandhagen
   Posted Sat August 18, 2012
I am so sorry for your loss. I cannot fathom the pain you are going through. Even though I hadn't seen Amyjane since she was a small child, reading her life's story is so emotional. As a mother, I only hope my daughters grow up to be spiritually in tune with God as Amyjane was and now is with her Saviour. I pray for peace and comfort for you. Love, Sharolyn Brandhagen

Randy Brandhagen
   Posted Sat August 18, 2012
I am sorry I neglected getting to know you more Amyjane. I would be a better person today had I put forth the effort. What a wonderful life you lived and I will forever feel your splash. I will ensure your torch is passed to my daughters. Rest in peace you beautiful soul. I feel blessed to even be able to read and see your works.

Petra Wilke
   Posted Sat August 18, 2012
I was very privileged to have met Amy Jane the 29th of July at a Faith Center Potluck. I was impressed with this 19 year old girl, who unlike many her age was not seeking to save her life but rather to loose it for the sake of her passionate love for Jesus Christ. She unreservedly shared of her experiences in YMAM, her travels to asia and ministering to the Untouchables in India. She passionately told me of her desire to start revival meetings here at the rodeo grounds, uniting believers to spread the love of God in this town. This was all in my only 20 minute conversation with her. I will always be inspired by her. May her life continue to touch the untouchable hearts, and may her passion NEVER go out in the hearts of believers around the globe.

Peggy Ruiz
   Posted Sat August 18, 2012
Cathy and Dave my heart is just breaking for you. I struggle to find words beyond so sorry for your loss and praying God keeps you family close to Him and brings you comfort. You raised an extraordinary young woman who has done extraordinary things in her young life. My prayers also for Lora

Dave & Lori Johnson
   Posted Sat August 18, 2012
We will always remember the smile and spirit of AmyJane and the blessing she was to all who knew her in the short time she had on earth. Our love reaches out to Dave, Cathy and Lora as you deal with this huge loss. We are here for you

Marilee Evans-Wildgrove
   Posted Sat August 18, 2012
I am so very sorry about your daughter, Amyjane! My prayers are with you and I will continue to pray for your family! Sincerely, Marilee Evans-Wildgrove

Darlene Smith & Greg
   Posted Sat August 18, 2012
Yes I rememer the day Amyjane was born when we all rejoiced. Through the years David you have kept me informed about Anyjane like she was one of our family also. Take care and survive on the memories of the past.... We are praying for you. Darlene & Greg Smith

Mardi Ford
   Posted Sat August 18, 2012
I was so sorry to hear about your family's loss, Dave, there are no words. But I know Jesus is keeping you in the palm of his hand. Mardi GRH/La Grande

Doug and Betty Rae
   Posted Sun August 19, 2012
Dave, Cathy and Lorabeth, You are so very much in our prayers and thoughts! Human words are so inadequate. May you find comfort in His words: Lamentations 3:17-24 "But this I call to mind and therefore I have hope, The steadfast Love of the Lord never ceases, His mercies never come to an end..." All our love, Doug and Betty Rae Radke

Mary Kinsch
   Posted Sun August 19, 2012
Cathy, David and Lorabeth, we are so sad for your loss of your dear Amyjane. Know that we hold you close in our hearts and prayers. May God grant you peace amid all the pain.

chrisNolan pickett
   Posted Sun August 19, 2012
My heart is sadden by your loss. I pray that you feel the comfort of our savior at this time. you are and have been in my prayers.

Grant and Amy Mullin
   Posted Sun August 19, 2012
Cathy, Dave, and Lorabeth, You are so very much in our thoughts and in our prayers as you walk this most difficult path. AmyJane was such a bright candle, who didn't flicker in her love for Jesus. This world may seem darker right now, but Heaven is glowing that much brighter with her presence. May God's peace, which passes understanding, be yours, and may you be enveloped in His loving arms.

Ed & Elaine Calame
   Posted Sun August 19, 2012
On that sad Tuesday evening, we heard about AmyJane, Ed & I went for a walk in Community Park. As we walked, I could hear in the distance, young voices singing "Father Abraham" 6 teenagers in a circle, having such a great time. I thought of AmyJane, and knew she would be right there with them singing and laughing too, because it was so like her to do that. As we returned they were sitting on a log by the river singing "Jesus Loves Me" I felt God let me know that AmyJane was okay and safe with Jesus. Know that we are praying for healing in your family, we love you so much.

Robert
   Posted Sun August 19, 2012
Amy i hear you were alot like grandma i never got to know ya but wish i did now though amy ur fam and it sucks what happend but rest knowing i will do my best to get justice say hello to the rest of fam up thier with ya.. gods got you all now.. you left a great mark in this life your parents should be proud.. i am and dont know ya ur heart shins bright see ya soon..

Frank and Jessica Lapp
   Posted Sun August 19, 2012
Our deepest sympathies for your family during this tragic time.

Jack and Katie Johns
   Posted Mon August 20, 2012
We have and will continue to pray for your loss, we also have your family on our Prayer Chain of the First Christain Church, John Day Oregon. Sincerly in Christ Name, Mr & Mrs Jack Johns

DEBBY BENNETT SUMNER
   Posted Mon August 20, 2012
MY HEART ACHES FOR YOU,I'M SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS. YOU'RE IN MY THOUGHTS, HEART AND PRAYERS. DEBBY

Ty Driskel
   Posted Mon August 20, 2012
Dear David and Family, We were heartbroken to hear of your family's tragic loss. Our thoughts and prayers have been with your family since we first heard the terrible news. Although we never had the opportunity to meet Amyjane, we can see that she lived a full life and touched many people with her charity and love. With love, Ty, Mary, Emily, Kaitlyn and Abbie Driskel

Sue Badgley
   Posted Mon August 20, 2012
Cathy & Dave, We are so very, very sorry. We're thinking of you and holding you close in thought and prayer. Love, Sue and Rick Badgley

Roger & Dani Smith
   Posted Mon August 20, 2012
Words cannot express how sorry we are for your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Take comfort that she is with Jesus.

Kelly Shand-Adams
   Posted Mon August 20, 2012
I am so sorry for the devastating tragedy that has struck your lives and stolen Amyjane from you. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Mitzi Rodriguez
   Posted Mon August 20, 2012
So sorry to learn of your loss, I have a grand daughter who also graduated that year. Our prayers are with the family, god give you strength to carry on after this tragedy, memories are so precious hold on to those and each other.

Diane Pfeifer Williams
   Posted Mon August 20, 2012
You are in my prayers and heart during this difficult time and always.

Patty McClure
   Posted Mon August 20, 2012
Our heart is broken for your loss. In Amyjane's short life she has touched so many people. Dave, I so looked forward to our visits about Amyjane and all the comparisons we made about our daughters. Amyjane was a free spirit who loved the Lord with all her heart. She was loved so much and you and Cathy were such awesome parents to her. Her splash has and will reach so many people and you will not know how many until you are able to embrace her when you meet again. I pray that your tears of sorrow will eventually turn to tears of wonderful memories of your sweet baby girl.

Pamela Shippentower
   Posted Mon August 20, 2012
... I am so sorry for your loss

Susan Kangas
   Posted Mon August 20, 2012
Dear Dave & family, My heart goes out to you at this very difficult time. Even through your tears you have the comfort of knowing your daughter is with our savior. May The Lord bless you & keep you. Your family is in my prayers. Sincerely, Susan

Chuck Davidson
   Posted Mon August 20, 2012
I grew up with David in Heppner I know that there are no words that could possibly console you during this terrible time. I just want you to know that you are in my thoughts. I hope that you can find some comfort any way you can, through your faith, or through the love of family and friends.

Janel
   Posted Mon August 20, 2012
Dave and Kathy, I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers go out to you and your family.

Brant Erickson
   Posted Mon August 20, 2012
Though I have never met Amyjane, her life and death has impacted me. I'm good friends with Kate Cook from YWAM and it's almost as if through Kate I had known her. I got an email from Kate a while back saying that she and Amyjane were praying for me and interceding for me, and they shared some verses with me. It really means A LOT to me to know that Amyjane was praying for me and concerned about my situation, even though she didn't even know me. Now it's my turn to return the favor, I will be praying for her family and friends during this difficult time. I can only imagine how great the absence of her spirit missing from your lives must be. I'm looking forward to meeting her in heaven, where we will; sing praises to Jesus, dance together, and paint together! I wish I could have known Amyjane, but she's with the love of her life, and lover of her soul now. For those who believe in Jesus as Savior, we hold to the promise that we will see Amyjane again very soon.

Debbie Miller
   Posted Mon August 20, 2012
Dear Dave and Family: I am so sorry for your loss. Words cannot express the sadness I feel for you all. I am so glad I got to meet you this summer Dave after years of working with you. Prayers to you all.

Claudia
   Posted Mon August 20, 2012
I am very sorry for your loss. I never met Amyjane in person but she was a really sweet girl that her allpoetry friends will truly miss.

Mr. Mrs,Anthony Worth
   Posted Mon August 20, 2012
Daily lifting your family up in prayer, that you will feel Gods love through this terrible tragedy. Praying for justice and a host of angels about your family. Dolores Worth

Ron and Laurie Norton
   Posted Mon August 20, 2012
We are sad for you at this tragic loss of such a lovely daughter, sister and friend. Such a world we live in...God can still offer Himself to us in it. Praying you find Him as you hurt, heal, remember and never forget Amyjane.

Brian Cook
   Posted Tue August 21, 2012
AmyJane was my close friends with my daughter Caitlyn. She told us so much about her that she became part of our family to. My whole families thoughts and prayers go out to the family. She touched so many hearts all over the world that her imprint on this world is great but her imprint in heaven is forever.

Lisa Hawkins
   Posted Tue August 21, 2012
Words can not express how profoundly sorry I am for your tragic loss. May the love of God, along with your friends and family, give you comfort. David, please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Nita
   Posted Tue August 21, 2012
Words can not express how sorry I am to hear of the loss of AmyJane.. She will truly be missed. I always loved to see her smile walk threw my front door.. Y'all are in my thoughts & prayers.. Love y'all Nita Pendleton OR

Kiesha
   Posted Tue August 21, 2012
Though my husband & I never knew Amyjane, my children however went to school with her and rode the same bus...we can not even fathom what your family is going through, we are so sorry for your loss, this tragedy has affected us as well as our community, hope justice will be served, and may god bless your family.

Anthony Bailey
   Posted Tue August 21, 2012
Dave and Cathy, I can't begin to say how much I hurt for you. This is something no parent should have to endure. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Anthony

Marcie
   Posted Tue August 21, 2012
As a fellow YWAMer, my heart goes out to you. I was Amyjane's age when I did my DTS and came out of it with the overwhelming sense that this life is to be held so loosely. We went into many hostile places and had to be ready at any moment to lay down our lives for the cause of Christ. You may never know why Amyjane was called home to be with the Lord that day, but with just having finished her DTS and from my experience, she would have been prepared for it. Please know that my family is praying for the peace of God to surround you during this difficult time.

Billie Jean Morris
   Posted Tue August 21, 2012
Dave, Kathy and family...I'm so sorry, I was out of town and just now found out about Amyjane.....I will be in touch with you soon. Amyjane was so loved by our Heavenly Father. How special your family is to have been responsible for her teaching on this earth. Dave and Kathy, you are wonderful spirits! With love....Billie Jean and Edd

Philip and Linda Ruud
   Posted Tue August 21, 2012
Dear Family of Amyjane, We are so sorry for the loss you are bearing. You don't know who we are, but we want to send our condolences to you and your family. We pray God will surround you with his arms of love and bring you the sweetest of memories.

Rosalee Senger
   Posted Tue August 21, 2012
Dave and family, I am so sorry for the horrible tragedy that you are enduring. I, like many others, will pray for the day that your grief lessens, and your wonderful memories of Amyjane are what you hold on to. Please accept my deepest sympathy.

HollyJo Beers
   Posted Tue August 21, 2012
Dear Brandhagen family, May God comfort you in your time of trial as you work through this tragedy. I did not know Amyjane, but in reading and hearing about her, I know that a bright spot has certainly gone out of our world. What a wonderful witness this young girl was and is to all of us. My heart breaks for you and the loss of your beautiful daughter. Know that her life was not lived in vain--she continues to inspire others to goodness and to Christ. Her legacy is a wonderful example to other young people. We can all take note of her life and see that there is still a great deal of goodness in the world. May God Bless you and hold you close to Him at this time, knowing you will see her again.

Carla Levinski
   Posted Wed August 22, 2012
Dave & family: I am very sorry and deeply saddened to hear about our loss of this very special woman. And I want you to know you will be in my thoughts and prayers now and for days to come.

Dallas Payton
   Posted Wed August 22, 2012
Brandhagen family, Amyjane was an incredible individual and was greatly loved by people all over the world. She is already so greatly missed, but we are resting in the assurance that the Father is holding her in his arms now. And that Our Great God will be glorified through this. People know all the good that Amyjane did for the sake of Christ and I assure you, that she has changed lives because of that. My deepest condolences to all of you.

Officer Glenn Hamby
   Posted Sat August 25, 2012
We've been out of town but you all have been in our thoughts and prayers. We are so sorry for what has happened.

Janice Nerurkar
   Posted Thu September 27, 2012
Dave, Cathy & Lorabeth,
Our Love, thoughts & blessings are with you always.
Because of your love, faith & teachings you gave to Amyjane all the years of her life, she was prepared to join her father in heaven. Her work here is finished. How blessed you are to know your daughter touched so many lives with her pure love of God. She is forever in all of our hearts. I am sure she is already learning more & doing the Lord''''s busy work in heaven. She is with her loved ones that have passed before her. I''''m positive they were tickled pink to have her,and greated her with open arms. She is very loved & in no pain now. It is your memories, faith & loved ones around you that will help you through your pain.
With warm hugs and love to you,

Arvind, Janice, April & Myreena

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