Family, Teachers Remember Powell Boys In Tacoma

Published February 11, 2012 8:09PM (EST)

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — The family of missing Utah woman Susan Powell is thanking police, social workers, teachers and everyone who cared about her two sons — nearly a week after their father killed them in a gas-fueled blaze.

The boys' grandfather Chuck Cox thanked people of all faiths who had prayed for them, saying "it helps us to know that there are good people in the world."

Hundreds of people attended Saturday public funeral for 7-year-old Charlie and 5-year-old Braden at Life Center Church in Tacoma, Wash.

They were killed in a fire set by their father, Josh Powell, when they went to visit him Sunday at his home in Graham.

Powell also died. He was a person of interest in the disappearance of his wife two years ago.

By Salon Staff

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