By Andrew Moser on April 13, 2011

A Christmas tree standing in the corner of former Oxford residents Chico and Lynette Furneaux’s home in Lapeer County serves as a reminder when the joyful laughs and cries of a 2-year-old could be heard throughout the house.

They had no idea putting up a Christmas tree would be the last activity they would enjoy with their granddaughter, Lily Furneaux-Wolfenbarger and her mother Lauren, before they dropped Lily off at her father’s house on Saturday, Nov. 20.

‘That tree was the last thing she did the night before we took her over there,? Chico said. ‘All the bulbs were down low because she decorated it, and it will be there forever.?