Elijah Allen Groom

Pause On Angels Wings by Charles D. Denler
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Elijah Allen Groom Obituary


Memories & Candles

“Dear Elijah, you will always be in my heart. sometimes i imagine you walking around the house and slapping my brother on the head for no reason. But...Read More »
1 of 14 | Posted by: Ashley O'Brien - Vancouver, WA

“Samantha...Every loss in life leaves an indescribable feeling...it comes as a shock...resonates...and eventually helps us derive a new perspective.....Read More »
2 of 14 | Posted by: Angela O'Brien - vancouver, WA

“Elijah was my best friend in Kindergarten...I saw him in a yearbook picture this morning,so I decided to look him up. I'm so sorry I had no idea....Read More »
3 of 14 | Posted by: Samantha M. - Vacaville, CA

“I was thinking of you tonight. It always seems just when things are getting the toughest, we remember you. Ashley is so upset that we never had the...Read More »
4 of 14 | Posted by: Angela O'Brien - Vancouver, WA

My favorite photograph of Eli running down the Beach at Goat Rock, Sonoma Coast, Ca. My tattoo now “Today was a special day. With a lot of help and support, we are amending Eli's Death Certificate, to reflect my name in the "Mother" section of the...Read More »
5 of 14 | Posted by: Angela O'Brien - Vancouver, WA

“To Elijah- I think about you every day, and I miss you every day, but today was a bit harder than most. I am away from Michael and Ashley right now,...Read More »
6 of 14 | Posted by: Angela O'Brien - Vancouver, WA

“Not a single night goes by that i don't think about you bud. I am so thankful to have known you and have you as my closest friend. You were a brother...Read More »
7 of 14 | Posted by: Chris - woodland - close friend

“I am thankful to have met you, but wish I could have known you. I will always remember the day I found out I was an auntie for the first time. ”
8 of 14 | Posted by: Amanda Wanker - Spokane, WA

“Although I never met you in person, I was at your baby shower. You were surrounded with love, and by many caring people. My wish for you is that you...Read More »
9 of 14 | Posted by: Maria Lopez - Santa Rosa, CA

“As soon as the little guy could stand he was already on my skateboard. You know how babies pull themselves up and bounce in place...lol.. same body...Read More »
10 of 14 | Posted by: Angela O'Brien

“My heart filled with an unspeakable saddens upon learning of Elijah's passing and the unfathomable way his mother found out. I can not imagine what...Read More »
11 of 14 | Posted by: Jill Palmer Fondren - Heflin, LA

“I have no memory of you dear friend, but your mother is a good friend of mine. I was with your mom when she found out you had left this earth,...Read More »
12 of 14 | Posted by: Dave Moore - Oregon city, OR

Eli and Ashley, 2003 “My brother Elijah Groom was a great brother to me. He was always in my heart.I helped my mom with this website because I know how much she misses him...Read More »
13 of 14 | Posted by: Ashley O'Brien - Vancouver, WA

“I am so sorry I wasn't there for you, lord knows I would have been given the opportunity. I should have fought harder, but I know that you are aware...Read More »
14 of 14 | Posted by: Angela O'Brien - Vancouver, WA


Elijah was born on April 20, 1998 to Allen Raymond Groom and Angela Rachelle Malloy in Fairfield, California. He was a constant joy and loved so graciously. Elijah was born with a full head of thick black hair, surprising everyone right from the start. As a baby he disliked being left alone in his crib more than usual. As long as he was with mom and dad he was happy. As he grew he enjoyed fishing and camping with grandma and grandpa, and Playstation video games with mom and dad. He was sensitive, sweet and caring of all those around him. He loved the sunny beaches and snowy mountains of California, and anyplace outdoors. He was so excited when he became a big brother. He was such a good big brother, always looking out for the babies. Every day we would walk to school together he would pick flowers for his little sister and put them in the stroller with her. He was never shy about hugs and kisses for his loved ones. Elijah became ill while living with his father in Woodland, CA. It was an unfortunate fact that we were not all together when the diagnosis was made. I am sure his father did everything in his power to make Elijah's last years as wonderful as possible without us. Not a day goes by that we don't wonder why we were kept in the dark about Elijah's leukemia. If only everyone had the love in their hearts that Elijah did, we would all be friends today.
Elijah is also survived by his sister Ashley O'Brien, brother Michael O'Brien, Grandma Judy Pendley, and too many other family members to name.