Zoe Jayne Orcutt

October 4, 2006February 1, 2013

Zoe Jayne Orcutt was born on October 4, 2006 in Elkhorn, WI. When Zoe was 8 months old, she was diagnosed with Angelman Syndrome, a rare neuro-genetic disorder that causes developmental delays, lack of speech and walking and balance difficulties. These children are known for their sweet demeanor and happy faces, and Zoe's smile never failed to light up a room. She was a beacon of happiness and love that far overshadowed her physical limitations. Zoe did not know hate, evil or greed. She was created the way God intended for us to be. She only knew love. Zoe touched the lives of everyone who met her. Her younger brother Deaken loved to play with her and was the recipient of an abundance of wonderful hugs, kisses and an occasional tug at his hair.

Zoe loved water, the wind, bubbles and animals, and she especially loved music. Zoe loved to dance, using her walker to move with grace and pure joy.

Zoe's parents, Dusty and Cyndee were dedicated to giving their daughter the most life had to offer. Theirs and Zoe's diligence and perseverance resulted in Zoe surpassing every threshold her therapists and teachers had set for her. Although Angelman children rarely develop spoken language, Zoe had her own unique silent voice that spoke the language of unconditional love. A true Angel in life, Zoe was called by God on February 1, 2013 with her parents at her side. When Zoe was diagnosed with the brain tumor that gave her a few precious remaining days, her grandparents Steve and Evelyn Yonker, Suzi Browne, Betty and Doug Moscrip, Francine Titherington and many family members and friends gathered to surround Zoe with their love. Zoe has been welcomed by the angels in heaven, where she will spread her wings to sing and dance for eternity.

Services will be held Saturday, February 9th at 3:00 P.M. at Christian Life Fellowship Church in Ontario, OR. A memorial service will be held at a later date in Lake Tahoe, CA. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Angelman Syndrome Foundation ( or the family will be collecting donations at the services for the Fruitland Elementary - Special Needs Department.


  • Memorial Service Saturday, February 9, 2013

Zoe Jayne Orcutt

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February 11, 2013

Zoe, we will remember you every time we look at the ASF Calendar. Your precious smile and beautiful face will never be forgotten. May God bless your family during this difficult time.
The Parker Family (Gloucester, VA;parents of Hannah AS+)

Greg and Mary Liz Lazzaroni

February 8, 2013

Dear Cyndee, Dusty, and Deaken,
Our hearts go out to all of you during this difficult time. We will always remember Zoe's smile and heaven was had the most beautiful lite enter on Friday. The most beautiful angel. God shared a very special soul with you. May her smile continue to radiate the earth in your hearts. With love, Greg and Mary Liz

Alice Evans

February 7, 2013

Cyndee and Dustin,

My heart is breaking for you and your entire family. I am certain that you have many wonderful memories of Zoe and I hope they will help you persevere during this difficult time. Your angel family loves you and your sweet Zoe dearly.

Alice, Mark and Whitney Evans

Kelsey Hollinger

February 7, 2013

Prayers for your healing, her life will always be a gift. Her memories will fill your heart with joy that she brought into your lives

February 7, 2013

My heart and deepest sympathies go out to the family of Zoe and everyone this precious angel touched in her too short time on earth! I can tell by her pictures that she was a true light and love!! Angels are extra EXTRA Special!!! Beth (mother of Angel Georgia aka Peach)

February 6, 2013

We were blessed to of known Zoe . We will always remember her and be thankful for the time we got to spend with her.
My heart ,my sympathies , my prayers go out to the family . Blessings to you and those you love , Cowboy4evr

February 6, 2013

My deepest sympathies to your family for the loss of your beautiful Angel. Belinda J (Australia)

Lisa Jamieson

February 6, 2013

The Angelman community will always treasure you and Zoe's memory. I'm deeply sorry for your loss and pray that God keeps giving you sweet memories and profound comfort with peace beyond what makes sense.

Debi VanDenBoom

February 6, 2013

Dear Orcutt Family,
You blessed our lives when you lived in WI and whenever the Angelman organization would send me updates of what they were doing I always thought and prayed for you all. Now I send hugs and prayers to help you through this difficult transition. I will remember Zoe as the beautiful ballerina with the amazing smile when she was at the Dance Factory. From my family to yours, Debi VanDenBoom, Clara & Eli Burtard

Sandy Blagg

February 5, 2013

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Praying for the family during this time.